Thursday, March 22

Figure Drawing Resource 5 - Glenn Vilppu

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Links to the renowned Glenn Vilppu's bi-monthly online column which appeared in Animation World Magazine have been put below for your easy reference. First an introduction "Never Underestimate the Power of Life Drawing" and 11 lessons in the figure drawing course followed by 12 in the "sketching on location" set. Though the series finished a few years ago, Animation World Magazine continues to generously host these online. Glenn Vilppu advises going through the first set before trying the ones on sketching. Dont miss out on them.

Never Underestimate the Power of Life Drawing
Vilppu Drawing Online: Gesture
Vilppu Drawing Online: Spherical Forms
Vilppu Drawing Online: The Box
Vilppu Drawing Online: Introducing Material and Proportion
Vilppu Drawing Online: Drawing Ellipses
Vilppu Drawing Online: From the General to the Specific

Vilppu Drawing Online: The Landmarks of Anatomy
Vilppu Drawing Online: Seeing Anatomical Masses
Seeing The Figure As A 2D Object
Using Tone To Draw
Getting a Handle on Direct Lighting

Let's Sketch on Location
Let's Sketch on Location: The Thumbnail Sketch
Let's Sketch on Location: Organizing and Creating Space
Sketching on Location: Light and Dark Patterns
Sketching on Location: Texture as Planes in Space
Sketching on Location: Pencil Technique
Sketching on Location: Drawing Groups of Figures
Sketching on Location: The Quick Sketch
Sketching on Location: The Silhouette -- Positive and Negative Shape
Sketching on Location: Three Dimensional Figures
Sketching on Location: Atmosphere
Sketching on Location: Using Photographs


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