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In this lesson, Charles demonstrates the techniques in achieving correct values. Using only black and white, he guides you through the process while painting a still life.
In this second lesson, Charles explains the materials that are needed for oil painting: including brushes, mediums, cleaning supplies, and oil paints.
There are a variety of concepts involved in guiding the eye and telling the story that you want to tell. In this first lesson, Charles thoroughly explains these concepts by demonstrating a series of compositional studies.
In this lesson, you will paint the nude figure from life. Hollis will develop the painting over four days, sharing with you his initial decisions of drawing, composition and color mixing, all the way to the finished rendering of the figure.
In this second lesson, Hollis shares his process of painting a portrait from life. You will be guided trough the development and understanding of line, form, value, temperature and color. Special attention is given to composition and visual texture as important components of the resulting picture.
In this first lesson, Hollis covers the materials he uses for both portrait and figure painting. He discusses mediums, pigments, brushes and supports. Hollis also shares his experiences and preferences and gives you all the information needed to follow his process.
In the final lesson of Glenn Vilppu’s Animal Drawing series, he focuses on our feathered brethren– birds. Their compact resting positions, their elongated gestures during flight, and their wonderful textures offer excellent drawing opportunities. The many different kinds of winged animals share a similar inner structure, but their outer cloak of feathers hides much of […]
In the fifth part of Glenn Vilppu’s Animal Drawing series, he focuses on elephants. The sheer size of these gentle giants requires a different skeletal structure than the other animals you’ve learned about. Elephants are known to have a high degree of intelligence and a pleasant social demeanor, which make for excellent drawing opportunities. The […]
In the fourth lesson of Glenn Vilppu’s Animal Drawing series, he focuses on horses. The lifestyle of a horse dictates that it’s body be strong and thick in the right places, but, as Glenn will show you, they retain much of the simple skull structure of the goat and share similarities with other grazing animals. […]
In Part 4 of Glenn Vilppu’s Animal Drawing series he focuses on deer, sheep, goats, and other grazing animals. Specifically, he’ll be drawing two-toed ungulates. You’ll see how the structure of their heads, their legs, and the connection between their necks and shoulders are suited for their lifestyle. The last chapter is a timed assignment […]
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