Vilppu Drawing Manual

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Vilppu Studio, Sep 27, 2017
Expanded and updated color edition of Glenn Vilppu's famous Vilppu Drawing Manual, a book that takes you through drawing the human figure step-by-step, from gesture to construction, anatomy and light, teaching you to analyze and understand what you are seeing rather than copying. This gives you skills to bring your drawings to life whether done from the model or imagination.This is the foundation of the courses he teaches at Studios and Universities worldwide as well as his online school

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Through his education in fine arts and impressive career in the American animation industry, Glenn Vilppu has developed a deep understanding of drawing the human figure; uniting the constructive approach of the classical art with the lightness in movement of animation.For more than 50 years, he has been teaching; focusing on explaining the logic and practical application of drawing. Rather than teaching a style, Glenn Vilppu teaches tools of communication and guides the students in acquiring knowledge with the motto: "There are no rules, just tools." Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman, painter, and instructor whose books and DVDs are used by universities, art schools and artists worldwide. The Vilppu Academy online art school is an international resource for students wishing to improve their drawing skills remotely. Vilppu's approach to teaching drawing has become the standard for professional artists imitated and by numerous teachers and applied by the tens of thousands of students of his teaching.Vilppu has a BFA and MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he was an instructor for thirteen years. Vilppu also served as Director of the Character Animation Dept. of the California Institute of Art. In addition Vilppu ran his own school for five years where he taught all subjects relating to art. Currently Vilppu teaches on site at the University of California Los Angeles, Film and Video School┐s Animation Workshop and the American Animation Institute where he also teaches his private Saturday classes. Vilppu has been giving annual lectures at the Ringling College of Art and Design for more than seven years as well as sketching tours of Europe for the past 16 years. Two to four months of the year are devoted by Vilppu to seminars throughout the world..At the age of 40 Vilppu brought his approach to traditional figure drawing and composition to bear in the Animation industry for over 20 years on both feature and shorts for all of the major studios, as well as teaching at all of the major studios as well many of the game and special effects studios.

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