Learn How to
Draw Any Animal From Any Angle From Just
Samantha & Daimon Vilppu
I had the most amazing
experience a few years back while driving on the back roads through Colorado; I
came upon a scene of two bull elk, reared up, antlers locked, in the most
dramatic display of dominance, both bulls vying for the championship over the
herd. In this moment I couldn't help but imagine what it would look like to
capture that scene on paper, in paint, or even in a sculpture.
Imagine the next time you come across an animal
scene that is so captivating that you just have to capture it into your favorite
art form to immortalize the moment- and actually having all of the tools and
information you need to be able to do that.
Vilppu's Animal Drawing
Vilppu has been teaching life drawing for over 45
years, until now, unless you had the privilege to be
in one of his private animal drawing classes, public
access to his materials on the art of animal drawing
has been limited to antiquated VHS video tapes and a
very rough draft version of his manual. You have
been asking us to release the current videos and
update and finalize the manual for some time now,
and we have heard you. It took us a bit of time to
pull it all together into a finished product, but
the wait is finally over! We are finally ready to releaseVilppu's Animal Drawing Set, a
190-page textbook and 7-plus hours of heart-filled
video training with master artist and life-drawing
instructor Glenn Vilppu.
In this in-depth training program, Glenn delivers
his message in his usual warm, open, thoughtful
manner, holding absolutely nothing back. If you like
someone who simplifies understanding of even the
most complicated subjects, then this training will
have you glued to your seat as he takes you on a
journey through the wild animal kingdom.
In this Manual and 7-DVD Set, Glenn takes you
through a series of sequential steps to drawing
animals that will give you that added edge you have
been looking for in your artwork. This training is
loaded with tips, strategies and ideas that will
ensure your success as an artist in whatever medium
This training is ideal for anyone looking to master
the art of drawing animals, even one's you've never
seen or heard of before! Although the manual doesn't
take it the next step, you can even use these
principles taught in this manual to create your own
creatures if you wish!
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When you invest in yourself by picking up
Vilppu's Animal Drawing Set, you are
learning directly from someone who has had
five decades of success as a professional artist
and drawing instructor. When you are learning
from Glenn Vilppu, you are also learning from Pontormo, Rubens, Michelangeo, and DaVinci, just
to name a few.
A few of the things you will learn about:
Form Follows Function -
Learn about the differences in the skulls, teeth
and eyes of the animals, and how these
differences relate to their functions in the
The All-Important Gesture -
Learn how the spine takes on added focus
when drawing animals.
Using Box Forms - Learn
how to line up the box forms for the animals you
are drawing so you get the pelvis and shoulder
areas drawn accurately.
Types of Animals Covered -
Although this method applies to any and all
animals, the type of animals that Glenn
demonstrates in the manual include: Cats, Dogs,
Horses, Antelope, Deer, Goats, Pigs, Sheep,
Camels, Giraffes, Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos,
Monkeys, Apes & Chimps, Rodents and Birds,
and even a few sea mammals and a crocodile.
Detailed text accompanies the cat, dog, horse
and bird sections, whereas the principles taught
in these sections are demonstrated visually in
the other sections with less explanation.
have already been studying how to draw the human
figure, then this material is just the perfect next
step for you. In the most amazing simplicity, Glenn
explains the construction of the animal
spring-boarding off of what we already understand
from human anatomy.
That said, if you haven't already studied the
foundational materials like spheres, box forms, etc,
presented in the Vilppu Drawing Manual, you will
need to go back to that text first, as much of this
information builds on top of that.
the life drawing instructors that were
recommended to animation students when I
was in school, Glenn was the only one
that taught animal drawing, so I took
his animal drawing class (3 times!), and
that took my passion for animal drawing
to a whole new level - the way he showed
me to draw animals made it so that I
could draw them from my imagination.
Glenn Vilppu formed my opinions of
drawing - the things he taught me,
specifically about drawing with volume
and constructive anatomy, have been the
underpinnings of how I draw, teach, and
paint - it makes the paintings that I do
very sculptural. It is because of
Glenn's knowledge, encouragement and
guidance that I've been able to make my
living off of animal drawing for a while
now. Glenn gives it all - if you're
willing to take the information he's
given, you can become a great artist."
taught art for over twenty years and
have been practicing art for even
longer. Currently, I teach Cartooning
classes, Basic Drawing for Adults, and
Figure Drawing/Anatomy classes at the
Art League School of Alexandria
(Virginia), a very fine institution. I
also conduct my own private art classes.
My personal work appears in other art
related projects. I am proud to say that
I have received a number of awards,
among them on from the Society of
Illustrators in New York.....I feel
truly blessed to be his student...It was
my great privilege to study with Glenn
in Sarasota....To say that Glenn Vilppu
is a genius is an understatement and I
am truly thankful that he is my teacher!
From a master like him, there is always
more to learn."
Learn exactly how to
convert your understanding of how to draw the human into how to draw animals
- even animals you have never seen or heard of before!
Included in the Animal Drawing Set:
complete 190 page revised and updated Animal Drawing Manual
set of virtually unedited video taken directly from
the classroom, recorded in 2004
set of virtually unedited video taken directly from
the classroom, recorded in 1998 plus a 30 minute cat
drawing demonstration done in 2011 at the end of the 3rd disc.
1 complete DVD with dog demonstrations done in 2011.
2 Reference Cards, one covering the cat on one side and the
dog on the other, and a second dedicated to the horse. Get your own laminated "cheat-sheets"
to take with you whenever you go on location to draw
animals. It will provide a quick reference summary
of the steps you learned in the book and in the
videos to help you stay on track!
If you purchase this all in the package, you will receive
your 7 DVDs in our special Library Edition Cases to display proudly on your
shelf. We will make the items available for purchase individually,
however we cannot offer these special cases with individual DVD purchases at
Please note that 3 of the DVDs are an animal drawing
lecture that was recorded in 2004, while 3 of them
were brought over from the old VHS format, recorded
in 1998. We didn't do this to fluff up the set
did this because almost all of our clients are
collectors of everything Vilppu and you have told us
that even if you have the older VHS, you have
retired your old VHS player and want the ability to
view this on DVD now. We are also well aware that
since there are several years between recordings, the
information presented in both sets are going to be
at least a tiny bit different, but also be aware
that Glenn's lectures on both of these sets
are bound to be similar, as this is the method he uses to teach animal
drawing no matter when or where he teaches it. However, we are often
asked to make available videos from similar lectures like this due to the
fact that he often shows something in such a slightly different way that can
make the difference in someone "getting it" or not. The most notable
similarities occur on the first two discs of the 1996 series as compared to
the first two discs of the 2004 series.)
If you don't want all of this material,
we understand, and you will be able to purchase the
items individually if you prefer.
individually, this set would add up to a cost of
$269.50. The set is discounted over 10%, for a
total of $239.95.
Look at it
this way -- $$239.95 is really a painless drop in
the bucket to be able to get your hands on Vilppu's
Animal Drawing Set and start using it right away
to improve your drawing!
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studying with Glenn for about 15 weeks
now; and I've learned more in those
short weeks than I did my entire 26
years preceding. he's changed my life,
and given me two new eyes through which
to see and interpret the world with. and
it's a more beautiful place as a result.
....aside from being my favorite artist,
he's the best teacher I've ever had; and
a warm, sweet, and generous human
being." Jonathan Hart
I wanted to let Glenn know that his
video series, "the Language of Drawing"
helped me dramatically in improving my
drawing skills (I studied them in 1998).
And I wanted to get these books for my
collection. Since then I began work in
the games industry and have become a
Senior Character artist at Epic Games
(Gears of War, unreal Tournament), and
have lived and worked in Paris for
Ubisoft (Rainbow Six). His teaching has
been the backbone of my career, and I'd
love the opportunity to thank him."
wanted to thank you for bringing the
love back into drawing for me. Wherever
my sketch book is the Vilppu drawing
manual is right next to it and now, so
will the sketching on location manual.
Every time I watch your videos or open
one of your manuals I learn something
new, even though I could have sworn I've
read that before. You are a great
teacher and true master of 'feeling'
life the way you see it. Thank you."
attracted to Glenn Vilppu by the
frequent mentions from professional
artists. I am an aspiring concept
artist. I frequently see major figures
in the conceptual art world mention the
value of Glen's teaching. When I saw
Craig Mullins urge an artist to spend
the next five years of his life studying
in Glen's classes, I knew there must be
something to it. I first ordered the
Drawing Manual. The was the single most
important book I've ever read on art.
Many illustrators and animators struggle
to develop methods to draw from
imagination. The drawing manual gave me
that method. It gave me a structure to
build off of. I enthusiastically point
other artists in the direction of Glenn
Vilppu. If this sounds like a
testimonial, its because it is one. The
teaching of Glenn Vilppu has Greatly
helped me. I hope that you will let him
know how grateful I am."
blown away at how clear he made complex
drawing issues. I also like how he
approaches all drawing the same --
without bias as to the application of
said drawing ability. He teaches
foundations that will help you your
entire career. I have read through the
drawing manual now and watched some of
Glenn's instructional videos -- and the
difference it has made has been
tremendous! He cuts through the veil of
mystery that a lot of instructors place
around artistic topics. As I indicated,
everything just becomes clear. In terms
of impacting my life I suppose his
materials (such as the satchel) has made
toting my supplies much easier and it
has kept everything at my finger-tips.
In general I have more confidence in my
abilities, or in knowing that my
abilities are improving."
with the drawing manual and was
immediately impressed. Then, based on
praise from some members of
conceptart.org, I bought the
accompanying DVD's to the drawing
manual. I was so impressed, that I
decided to purchase most, if not all of
the instructional materials....Although,
I have only been working with the
drawing DVDs and Manual for about a
week, I'm already seeing some results
and I am very pleased.....The lessons
are clear, concise, and well thought
out. They logically build upon concepts
in a progressive manner to present a
very efficient way of learning. In my
opinion they are simply the best
teaching materials I have, and I can
tell you I have lots of
stuff!!!!.....One of the central
benefits I am getting from Glenn's
teaching method, is that I now finally
feel I have a structured and focused
approach to learning. I no longer float
around aimlessly, not sure how to
organize my time and practice." Jonathan