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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 […]

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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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In this highly-anticipated series, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu shares with you his approach to figure drawing. Each lesson will cover a new stage in Glenn’s process, including: Gesture, Spherical Forms, Box Forms, Cylindrical Forms, Basic Procedure, Modeling Tone, Direct Lighting, and Atmosphere. In this first lesson of the series, Glenn covers the basic foundation of […]

In this highly-anticipated series, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu shares with you his approach to figure drawing. In this second lesson of the series, Glenn covers spherical forms. He begins with a lecture introducing the concept of spherical forms in figure drawing, followed by analyses of spheres in Old Master works. Materials Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen […]

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In this video lesson, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will show you his approach to designing a composition for a painting featuring multiple figures. Glenn shows you every step of his process, including choosing figures for the composition, drawing various thumbnails, and designing a grid to assist with placement choices. Materials Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen Faber-Castell […]

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