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The Planes of the Head with Glenn Vilppu

The Planes of the Head
Master the Art of Head Drawing Study the planes of the head to help achieve convincing likeness, light, and shadow

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Instructor
Glenn Vilppu
Subjects
Drawing
Topics
Drawing Exercises, Head & Portrait, Sketching
Mediums
Colored Pencil
Duration
1h 31m 48s

In this lesson, instructor Glenn Vilppu will give you an introduction to the planes of the face. You will learn how to analyze the model’s features and break them into planes; this enables you to achieve accurate likeness, light and shadow, and a greater understanding of facial structure. Then, Glenn will show you how to employ rendering techniques to describe the underlying structures.

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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