Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Taking Cues from Glen Vilppu

Tuesday morning's Anatomy class was going horribly...I kept fighting my tools to try to get a drawing that I could stand looking at. I got frustrated, and then I remembered what Will said about learning to draw...if you want to draw like the masters, then watch HOW they they hold a pencil, what kinds of lines they make, how they choose to capture the light, etc.

So after making a TON of awful drawings, which I won't post (heehee), I stood behind Glen for half an hour and just watched how he held his pencil, what kinds of lines he made, etc.

After being thoroughly inspired, I sat back down and captured the last pose of the day, which turned out looking, in a classmate's words, "Very Vilppu". Will gives good advice.

Here's the final:

Here's the other drawings of the day that are worth posting--a quick sketch and a face done from imagination based on what I've learned in both Karl and Glen's classes so far.


  1. Hi Emily! Just wanted to say thanks for posting everyday. Your comments are very insightful and your drawings inspire me to work even harder! :D

  2. Wow thank you Kaabi! Your comment was also very encouraging :D
    It's always good to know that there are others out there going through and doing some of the same things you are, isn't it?

    Good luck with your art!