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Working from Dark to Light with a Serrated Eraser with Glenn Vilppu

Working from Dark to Light with a Serrated Eraser
Master a Unique Charcoal Technique! Join Glenn Vilppu as he demonstrates a sculptural approach to drawing the figure

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Glenn Vilppu
Drawing, Figure
Chamois, Charcoal, Kneaded Eraser, Pastel Pencil, Sandpaper, Serrated eraser
33m 4s

In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu provides a unique drawing approach. First a dark tone is laid upon the paper and then the initial block-in is laid down in black pencil. Next the light tones are built up using a serrated eraser, which you can make yourself. This approach has similarities to sculpture and creates a three-dimensional and beautiful drawing.


  • CarbOthello Pencil – Black
  • Chamois
  • Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
  • Sanding Block
  • Drawing Paper

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