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Glenn Vilppu online classes:
a. figure 1 (3X)
b. figure 2 (3X)
c. head drawing (3X)
d. composition 1 (X)
e. Compostition 2 (started)
These classes are worth every penny!!! I can highly recommend them!

Vilppu Manuals and videos
a. Human Anatomy series (in progress, keep wathing over and over again)
b. Vilppu drawing manual (X)
c. head drawing manual (X)
d. Animal anatomy videos and manual
e. Composition manual and videos

New Masters Academy:
- Steve Huston - An introduction to art (X)
- Steve Huston - An introduction to color and value (X)
- Steve Huston - Painting in a Two-Value System (X)
- Steve Huston - An Overview of Painting Approaches (X)
- Steve Huston - Painting Using Impressionist Outdoor Color Theory 1 (X)
- Glenn Vilppu - Human Anatomy series (X)
- Glenn Vilppu - Introduction To Composition (X)
- Erik Olson - Perspective 1: An Introduction (X)
- Erik Olson - Perspective 2:
- Erik Olson - Perspective 3:
- Sheldon Borestein - Perspective for the rest of us, 1 point, 2 point, 3 point (X)

CGMA Workshop (The Gnomon Workshop)
- Color theory – the mechanics of color (X)
- Practical Light and Color (X)
- The fundamentals of perspective 1, 2 and 3 (started)

Studying an art degree (started fall 2013)

Things to do regulary, every day, every week:
- Take a qroques class every thursday when it's on
- Draw every day, carry a scetchbook everywhere, draw people in cafes, libraries etc. Draw their faces and profiles, build a visual databank in your mind
- Do online croques drawing (pixelovely)
- Draw from imagination, live mode, still life and from pictures
- Take live model drawing classes when they are available
- Analyze the art of the "old masters", paintings you love, photos: flow, rythum, composition, dark/light, anatomy, use of color, use of atmosphere, perspective etc.

Animation free mentoring:

Work process: Thumbnails -> Develop detail sketches -> Gather Reference ->Final Drawing -> Is the drawing right? ->No, seriously. Is the drawing right? -> Color Studies -> Final Painting

Learning resources

Here is just a little list of tutorials and courses. (X=done)

The Vilppu Academy

Chris Oatley - The Oatley Academy

Illustration Classes to do:

Muscle and Motion…

Be Smart ARrt School
Noah Bradley Art Camp

Alternative to ARTSHCOOL…

CGMA Workshop (The gnomon workshop)
- How to render matte surfaces 1, 2 and 3 by Scott Robertson

- Advanced Lighting with Sam Nielson
- Designing with Color and Light with Nathan Fowkes
- ZBrush with Michael Defeo

CGMA 2D Foundation track courslist!!

Term 1
• Intro to Perspective for Entertainment Design
• Dynamic Sketching 1
Term 2
• Dynamic Sketching 2
• Analytical Figure Drawing
Term 3
• Principles of Design Process
• Fundamentals of Character Design
Term 4
• Animal Drawing
• Digital Painting 1
• Color Theory For Entertainment Design
Term 5
• Digital Rendering Techniques
• Portfolio Development

CG Society

CG Masters:

zBrush basics:………

Anatomy with zBrush online classes:
-… (sculpting the human figure!!!)
- (Isculpstuff)
- (zbrush workshop)
- (visualarium)
-… (Scott Eaton - Anatomy for artist online)
-… (Scott Eaton - Figure sculpting course)


uARtsy -…

Pixelovely figure drawing tool

Other resources:
Draw Mix Paint
Pursuing a career in art illustration…
The Secret of Drawing BBC…
The Art Of Freelancing
Free Art courses:…

InExpensive selfpased tutorials: Storyboard…

How To Read A Person Like A Book:…

perspective tool carapace

How to Gesso a (Masonite) Hardboard:…

Gnomon School……

Things to do after I win the state lottery:
Illustration Master Class…
TLC Workshop

Artists to look at

For drawing:
Annabelli Caracci, Remrandt, Pontormo, Caravaggio, El Creco, Da Vinci, Tintoretto, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Watteau, Greuze, Menzel, Daumier, Correggio, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Piero Della Francesca, Van Dyck.

Ink and pen drawings:
Franklin Booth, Nicolas Delort, Watteau, Greuze, Menzel, Daumier, Frazetta, Moebius, Frank Miller, Clement Coll, Sean Gordon Murphy, Will Eisner, Gupta, Mike Mignola, Durer, Mark Schultz, Heinrich Kley, Franklin Booth, Dana Gibson, Arthur Guptill, Juanho Guarnido, Glenn Vilppu, Didier Conrad, Andre Franquin.

Color and illustration:
Carl Larsson, Leyndecker, Norman Rockwell, Rudolp Koivu, Martta Wendelin, Bob Peak, Jack Potter, Phil Hayes, Venny Soldan, Tove Jansson, Robert McGinnis

Color and texture: Bonard, Puvis.

Painting: Steve Huston

Rokokoo artists: Boucher, Gainsborough, Tiepolo (both father and son), Canaletto, Messerschmidt, Goya, Watteau.

Animation BG: animationbackgrounds.blogspot.…

Drawings by Menzel:…
Web Gallery of Art:
The Amica Library:…

Vasari's book:……………………


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Hanna Kenakkala
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I am currently working in graphic design and webdesign. On my sparetime I am trying to learn to paint and draw better and understand anatomy. I am interested in illustration and creating amazing pictures and paintings. My goal is one day to be able to draw what I imagine.

"Don't force it, get a bigger hammer..."

Would you like to hire me to do an illustration? Please have a look at my DA profile and my Behance site.


FairytaleLandscape speedpainting by hakepe
FairytaleLandscape speedpainting
A speed painting done in Photoshop. About 1,5 hours. No particular plan or sketch. Challenging myself to go faster and not being able to procrastinate. It's also forcing me to use color and paint using opaque brushes. Learned a lot doing this, it is really a great excersice to do. Also realising better how to deal with Photoshop brushes.
About evolving and frustration.

The 4 stages of learning:
1. Not knowing that you don't know how to do something.
2. Knowing that you don't know how to do something.
3. Knowing that you know how to do something, even if it
takes a lot of effort to apply it.
Unconscious knowledge - you can apply what you've learned without thinking about it.
5. Mastering a skill.

The distance between these steps can go fast or take a really long time. It is not unusual to feel extremely frustrated just when we are about to take the next step forward.

Therefore frustration is your friend.

Quotes and inspiration

Why you will fail to have a great career.…

The power of introverts, Susan Cain.…

"Do not set goals, instead choose a way of life that you know will make you happy. Goals are secondary and in the long run they make you unhappy if your only purpose is to fill a goal. Then the goal defines you and the way you live your life. Instead choose a way of life that will let your capacities function at a maximum level to reach your dreams and fulfill your desires. Our choises shape the course and experiences of our lives. Floating with the sream and not making desicions for youself is also a choise, even if we do not recocnize it as such. "it is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it. There is more to it than that — no one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life." So choose your passion and dreams, do what makes you happy, forget goals."…

"If you think that you cannot do something, then imagine how a person who could do it would behave then pretend to be that person and behave like her. Make glorious mistakes and enjoy the journey. On good days and on bad days, make good art." Neil Gaiman…

"Work to reach your own unique potential, don't work to be succesfull, create your own definision of succes."

"Imagine what you want to do and make a list. Your goal may seem like a very distant and massive mountain and reaching it might seem impossible. Every decision you make should take you closer to that mountain, that also meens being able to say no to things that are not taking you there. So everytime ask yourself Is this taking me to where I want to go?" Neil Gaiman…

"Maybe I am not as good as you but I will outlast you!".

"Never compare yourself to others. Instead you should only compare yourself to yourself, and if you are better today than you were yesterday or last year then you are on the right path. I try to remind myself of that everyday. Good luck on your journey!"

"Never give up never surrender."

"Stay positive and participate in the community."

"Keep your old work in your profile so that you can see the progress your making."

"Composition and gesture first. Then the simple forms and masses, spherical forms, box forms, cylinders. After that the anatomy."

"If you can draw, paint and design, you can do anything."

"Learn to draw what you imagine first. Then transform that skill into computer and not the other way around."

Put your artwork out there!
Get feedback and learn from it.
Build a netword, utilize internet resources.

"Don’t worry so much just do it."

"There are no rules, just tools."

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.

But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.

It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
-Ira Glass

"If only Heaven will give me just another ten years... Just another five more years, then I could become a real painter."
-Hokusai on his deathbed, age 89

- I would like to create art.
- Really... what for?
- For nothing. Art is not for anything. Art is the ultimate goal. It saves our soul and makes us live happily. So when someone asks you the question "What for" just answer "Well just for the fun of it". That's all the reason you need.


Crimson daggers…


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CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :airborne:
hakepe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! A year older but not wiser :D (Big Grin) 
CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, knowing what you don't know is halfway to wisdom! :aww:
DracowormArt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the Fav :D
derekjones Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks for the watch
The-Morlock Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav on Maigret by The-Morlock :bow:
The-Morlock Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav on "Trinity" :rose:
Primal-CH Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
oosterbe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Törmäsin itsekin tuohon Glenn Vilppuun Prokon youtube-kanavalla ja täytyy sanoa, että on aika huikea äijä. on muuten ehkä vielä parempi joissakin jutuissa kun pixelovely. Mahtavaa nähdä sinun kehitystä. Täällä on paljon valokuvantarkkoja töitä, mutta aika moni on sitten kuitenkin tehty ruutusuurennoksina, heijastamalla tai läpipiirtämällä. Varsinainen piirrustustaito on kuitenkin mielestäni sitä, että pelkällä silmällä pystyy katsomaan onko jokin kohdallaan tai ei.
hakepe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kiitos :) Hiljalleen edistystä tapahtuu, kun jaksaa vain puskea ja asennoitua siihen että oppirahat täytyy maksaa ja se vaatii aikaa ja raakaa työtä. Pitääpä tsekata tuo quickposes.

Olet oikeassa tuosta läpipiirtämisestä, mielestäni sitä ei kannata muutenkaan kauheasti harrastaa, piirustustaito ja katsomisen taito kehittyy paremmin, kun tekee virheitä ja joutuu silmämääräisesti mittaamaan asioita. Lisäksi eleitä ym. asioita voi korostaa paremmin kun ei yritä kopioida mallia, mikä ei läpipiirtämisessä onnistu. Tätä Glenn painottaa aika paljon, eli ei kopioida sitä mitä nähdään, vaan piirretään ja korostetaan haluttuja asioita ja jos jokin ei toimi, niin sitä voi ja tulee muuttaa niin että se toimii. Gesture is everything!
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