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The Proportions and Major Forms of the Human Head with Glenn Vilppu

The Proportions and Major Forms of the Human Head
Master the Art of Head Drawing Study the proportion, construction, and major forms of the head

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Instructor
Glenn Vilppu
Subjects
Drawing
Topics
Drawing Exercises, Head & Portrait, Sketching
Mediums
Colored Pencil
Duration
52m 48s

In this lesson, instructor Glenn Vilppu will begin with an in-depth lecture on the proportions of the human head. You will watch him break down the planes of the head using the watermelon metaphor. Glenn will also touch on the supraorbital ridge and zygomatic arch to help you understand the basic anatomy of the head.

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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