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Glenn Vilppu: mastering the art of visual composition

Glenn Vilppu: mastering the art of visual composition

Glenn Vilppu has taught drawing techniques for more than 50 years and is highly regarded as a mentor in the Hollywood animation industry. On 3-4 December 2016, Glenn was in Singapore to teach a Visual Composition masterclass organised by CG Protégé and supported by e2i. In a casual interview session, he talks about making his transition from painting to animation and shares some of his teaching methods.      How did you begin your animation career? Before working in the animation industry, I was a painter for about 27 years. During my time as a student, I taught painting and even had my own school for a while. However, I was working on too many things, and at age 40, I decided to switch to a full-time job. That was when one of my students said to me, “Disney is always looking for people who can draw.” I did not have any experience in animation, but I had an established drawing portfoli ...

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