Sunday, July 20, 2014

Glenn Vilppu Tokyo Seminar August 16th and 17th 2014

"No rules just tools."  - Glenn Vilppu

Internationally renown Disney, Dreamworks and UCLA drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu will be giving a two day drawing seminar in Tokyo on August 16th and 17th.   

As a premier drawing instructor to the studios in Hollywood, Vilppu has taught the art of figure drawing for over 40 years and has done workshops around the world teaching principles and techniques of drawing to professionals in the animation industry such as Disney, Dreamworks and Warner Bros. 

In each 6-hour seminar, Vilppu will teach participants the master techniques of drawing the human figure as well as anatomy.   It will be an opportunity to receive instruction and feedback from a drawing master whose instruction has been coveted globally by artists and illustrators for generations.

Vilppu does not teach a style but teaches the tools to master drawing so that the artist to use them in any direction he or she wishes. 

The event will be held at Studio and Space IVVA in Harajuku, 12:00 to 18:00 on August 16th and 17th 2014.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Man Does Not Create, He Discovers

These are the paraphrased words of Antoni Gaudi that will greet you entering the Mori Art Exhibition:: Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi's Universe.  

It would be plain to say the works of both Gaudi and Takahiro Inoue's were impressive and compelling.

The greater thing to come away with from exhibition is the consideration of  artistic creation and expression come from.  We are moved and compelled by what we observe. Nature served a great part in influencing Gaudi's hand.  As for Inoue-san it seems that Gaudi, the man himself has compelled his hand rather than his expressive voice.  Indeed he has interpreted Gaudi in his own way -- interpreting his work with Gaudi's voice would be of course, just copying.

"The creation continues incessantly through the media of man. But man does not create, he discovers.  Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.  Copiers do not collaborate.  Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin."  - Antoni Gaudi