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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 […]
How do you begin to draw something you don’t know anything about? Start with what you know: humans, then apes. In this introductory lesson to Drawing Animals, Glenn will teach you how to observe the visual qualities of an animal based on differences in bone structure analysis, scale, and their diet. He draws a variety […]
In this lesson, we will identify and draw the skeleton and muscles of the arm.
In this lesson, we will identify and draw the skeleton and muscles of the leg.
Now that we’ve studied the skeletal pelvis and ribcage, it’s time to see how they come together with the musculature of the torso. In this lesson, we will identify and draw the superficial and deep muscles of the front and rear torso.
In this lesson, we’re going to begin with two components of the torso: The pelvis and ribcage.
In this lesson, we are going to bring together all of the structure and anatomy of the head and neck we’ve been studying in order to create a fully rendered portrait drawing from a live model.
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