Andrea ChristenArtist

Workshop 2023

Drawing from Imagination

Composition from Start to Finish

with Glenn Vilppu and Andrea Christen

Artists and instructors Glenn Vilppu and Andrea Christen will each be creating a composition of an artwork starting with the idea, making thumbnails and developing their ideas into a finished drawing or painting.

Glenn will work on a figurative composition and Andrea will create one of her trademark fantasy artworks.

Students have the choice of just watching one or both artists or simultaneously working on their own compositions. Critiques of student compositions will be given during their breaks if requested.

Glenn and Andrea will introduce the participants to their methods of approaching an artwork and follow Glenn’s motto “No rules. Just tools.”.

Timeframe: October 28th to November 1st , 2023

Location: Königswinter (15km from Bonn), Germany

Language: English

About the artists:

Glenn Vilppu is an internationally renowned draftsman and instructor from America who taught amongst others at Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, Marvel Productions and the UCLA Animation Dept. – Masters Program. His books and videos are a resource for universities, art schools and students worldwide.

For more information visit vilppuacademy.com 

Andrea Christen is an artist and instructor from Germany. Her specialty as a professional illustrator are fantasy artworks of lyrics and stories on a traditional foundation. She has created artworks for bands like Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Amon Amarth and Parkway Drive to name a few.

Andrea started as a student at Glenn’s European onsite drawing classes in 2013. She is a regular student at Glenn’s online and onsite classes ever since and continues studying with him to hone her skills. 

Videos:

This is an informative and inspirational interview with Glenn Vilppu from Proko:

The instructors at work: