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In the final lesson of the series, master artist Steve Huston begins with some warm-up poses using his fountain pen and then dives into three separate gouache renderings. Watch Steve mix paint, experiment, and make decisions based on reference images. For years, Steve has been asked how he creates his beautiful sketchbooks. In this series, […]

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In this lesson, Glenn demonstrates the use of a foreground, middleground, and background to divide your landscape compositions into visual planes. Using basic artistic principles, you can create a volumetric image that evokes meaning and story. As you identify elements in the scene and begin to lay them into your comp, you’ll find reward in […]

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In his 50 years in the fine arts industry, Glenn Vilppu has gained fame for his renaissance approach to drawing and painting. He’s displayed his work at dozens of one-man-shows, and is represented in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Glenn’s books and DVDs are used by universities and art schools across the globe. […]

Here is the final week’s recording from Art Mentors’ 10-week class in which the masterful Glenn Vilppu teaches head construction. Working from a live model, Glenn demonstrates techniques for blocking in the head, tips for incorporating expressions into your drawings, and gives details about his personal sketchbook. He also goes over some of his sketches […]

We’re happy to share with you a previously recorded class from Art Mentors. In this class, Master draftsman Glenn Vilppu teaches constructive head drawing. In this 9th session, he focuses on showing reflected and direct light on his drawings of the model. Glenn starts with some 5-minute warmups and moves onto longer demos using various […]

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Instructor Chris Legaspi shares various ways to render your drawings and paintings, using a variety of different materials. Chris uses his approachable, thorough teaching style to make the often-intimidating rendering stage accessible to artists of all levels. In this lesson he tackles the often frustrating medium of watercolor. First he introduces the materials and basic […]

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We are pleased to share with you a 10 week-long class brought to you by Art Mentors! In this class, Master draftsman, Glenn Vilppu teaches Constructive Head Drawing. The class will focus on the anatomical structures of the skull and face, and how to draw realistic features and expressions. In this first lesson, Glenn gives […]

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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