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The Importance of Overlapping Forms in Head Drawing with Glenn Vilppu

The Importance of Overlapping Forms in Head Drawing
Master the Art of Head Drawing Utilize overlapping forms to give your head drawings three-dimensionality

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Glenn Vilppu
Drawing Exercises, Head & Portrait, Sketching
Colored Pencil
1h 42m 22s

In this lesson, instructor Glenn Vilppu will demonstrate drawing the head utilizing overlapping forms to achieve three-dimensionality. You will look closely at a skull to explore the relationship between every facial part, especially around the mouth area. Then, Glenn will finish the lesson with a long demonstration of the live model on toned paper.

This lesson belongs to Renaissance Head Drawing. In this 8-week course, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will teach you his unique approach to drawing the head, rooted in the traditions of the Old Masters. You will learn how to illustrate the portrait with three-dimensionality. You will master the construction, planes, and anatomy of the head. In sharing his technique, Glenn will help you achieve the ability to create effortless yet convincing drawings.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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