Illustration From imagination

" A mentorship program like no other "

Doors only open once a year!

This is your chance! Join my mentorship and learn to paint from imagination, so you can ear an income doing what you love!

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You are a true artist...

You dream of painting what's on your mind!

But no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get the ideas in your head onto your canvas…

  • You spend dozens of hours on each illustration, but the results always feel “unfinished…”

  • You watch hundreds of videos on YouTube but can’t find the solution to fix your paintings…

  • You know there is something wrong with your art but feel lost trying to fix it on your own…

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Kenjo Aoki ❤

"Yep- every illustration on this website has been created by one of our student during the program!"

You’re tired of putting in countless hours, practicing as hard as you can, watching Youtube videos on repeat, and yet still making barely any progress... sound familiar? 😤

No worries, I’m here to help! 💛

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Sydney Heights ❤

INTRODUCING THE "IFI" PROGRAM:

A program designed to give you the results you've been looking for in just 8 weeks!

  • A clear, step-by-step, repeatable workflow on how to approach your paintings and illustrations!

  • A guide to creating realism, fixing your anatomy, and creating harmonious color schemes!

  • A mentor walking the road with you and making sure you stay on track!

  • A proven system that has helped thousands of students reach their dream of painting from imagination!

... And it works! Some IFI students have even receive their first paid commission after following the program! 🥳

A dream come true…

Let me paint a picture for you…

You wake up without an alarm… no need to rush in the morning since you’ve started working as a freelance illustrator. Coffee in hand, you sit down at your desk in your new “home” studio.

It’s the first time you’ve truly loved your job. Nothing feels like work when passion drives you! You settle into your chair, fire up your professional tablet, and let your creativity flow effortlessly…

Hours pass in what feels like minutes, and you admire your work with pride. After sending the illustration to your client for approval, you meet your friends for lunch.

In the middle of lunch, your phone starts buzzing with Instagram notifications—your latest post has gone viral! Another daily dose of new followers, likes, and comments. 

After lunch, back in the studio, your inbox is graced with the client’s approval. You pinch yourself; it’s real. You’re being paid to do what you love, and your talent has earned you a place amongst the great artists that you love! 

My personal goal is to help YOU make this dream-life your art career reality! 🏆

Over the course of 8 weeks, my goal is for you to experience your own BREAKTHROUGH! I’ll personally guide you and help you level up as an artist. So you, too, can earn an income as an illustrator!

A program designed to give results

Take a look at the work from past students!

"I learned so much from IFI and am so happy with my final poster. I can't wait to keep going creating a full portfolio full of work using the techniques learned here.

Thanks David and everyone else for all of the helpful feedback and encouragement along the way. I loved seeing everyone's work. It helped inspire me to keep going!"

Christina Gaudet
Student
"I enrolled in this course hoping to improve my digital illustration skills and try to move my career to the next level. I ended up learning and relearning much more than I expected.

Thank you for all the expert advice and easy-to-follow lessons, David. What an invaluable experience."

Jammy
Student
"The course was a lot of fun, informative and it really helped to keep the momentum. It made me overthink my own workflow and showed me how important it can be, to really take your time in the early stages as well.

I learned a lot and now that IFI is over I am definitely going back to the DPA. Can't wait to keep on pushing, keep on learning."
Szerk
Student
"I was afraid I'd get too overwehlmed by the amount of work to produce at every exercise/step and get discouraged, but the structure of the course, with its short-sized videos and exercises focus on one thing at the time, was very easy to follow, and has motivated me to pursue my efforts bit by bit with every lesson.

I definetly recommand it 🙂."
Cindy Déjardin
Student

Hi, I'm David!

I'm a passionate mentor with a mission to teach other artists how to achieve their dreams!

And I’d love to help you reach your goal of painting from imagination so that you can start your dream career.

More about me? Well, I’m an illustrator and mentor, and I have been obsessed with (and teaching!) digital painting for a decade now.

My number one goal as an artist was always to paint from my imagination. My own artistic journey, discoveries, highs, and lows have inspired me to create this program to help other artists reach their own art goals! 

I understand where you’re coming from—I’ve been there myself! I’ve struggled to replicate the ideas I had in my head at fist, because I relied so heavily on reference photos and couldn’t bring my own creative ideas to life…

But once I mastered the skills to turn my ideas into digital art on the canvas, everything changed. I was free to paint anything I could dream, and even get commissions to boot!

The reality is…

I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. Maybe you are too! 👀

I was trying to learn too much and from too many sources at once. So I boiled it down to simple learning steps that helped me have the breakthrough I’d been dreaming of…

And that’s PRECISELY what I’m going to be teaching you during our 8-week journey, as you create your best portfolio piece EVER!

Yup- I’m going to help you unlock the keys to your creativity so you can paint the masterpieces you already have inside your head.

Say goodbye to the frustration of scrapping new projects again and again.. and feeling like you can never finish what you started!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Verena Biskup‎ ❤

A mentorship program like no other!

What is the "IFI" mentorship program exactly?

it's an 8-week masterclass and immersive experience, unlike ANYTHING you've ever experienced before!

  • Learn How to Paint an Illustration Completely From Imagination: no more being limited by your reference photos!

  • Follow a professional workflow: It’s like working for a client with briefs,  moodboard, thumbnailing, final sketch, value & color thumbnails, and your final detailed painting!

  • Build Your Strongest EVER Portfolio Piece: Each lesson in the course will assist you as you create your very own beautiful, professional masterpiece over the course of 8 weeks!

  • Get feedback on your work: 8 weeks of Group mentorship with LIVE classes, feedback, paint-over, and Q&A sessions! 

  • In-class experience: All students of the program go through it at the same time… so you’re never alone! 

In short, the IFI program is 6 modules of courses over 8 weeks.

Each week you unlock a new foundation skills to learn like composition, color theory, light theory, anatomy and more. By the end, illustration created 100% from YOUR imagination! 🤩

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Sasha Gerasimova‎ ❤

Get a mentor along the way:

That’s right! During the 8 weeks of the program, you get access to a professional artist (that’s me!) to ask any questions. Submit your work weekly to get feedback and guidance.  Join our live group Q&A calls and paint over sessions to see how to fix your work. Post your progress and get written feedback to help you push through! 

You have a whole team rooting for you- so you’ll never feel alone or lost, guaranteed! 👍

❌ Say goodbye to:

  • Abandoning half the painting you started because you hit a wall…

  • Feeling deflated & overwhelmed because there’s just too much to learn…

  • The frustration of knowing what looks good but not having the skills to actually pull it off…

✅ You'll get:

  • The confidence & skills to pull off any concept you can imagine!

  • A professional workflow to create anything from imagination!

  • A set of skills to create better art and start attracting potential clients!

time for an adventure

A course designed to feel like a "choose-your-own-adventure" game!

HERE’S YOUR MISSION:

  • Paintable Productions™ (a fictional client), has hired YOU to help promote their newest blockbuster film!

  • You get to pick between 10 pre-made briefs, and everything you do in the course will be based around your project.

  • Every lesson in the class will unlock one new “building block” you need to help illustrate your final product!

  • You have complete creative control over your class experience- choose your own brief, genre, characters, style, and more!

Finally a clear path!

A structured learning path designed to give "REAL" results!

No more feeling overwhelmed by all of the different parts of painting!

I’ve spent years perfecting the step-by-step “learning path” for painting. Everything is broken down into manageable pieces, and put in the right order for you.

I’ve done all the research and the hard work already, so all you need to do is start at the top, go through the lessons, and focus on the fun stuff- so, creating beautiful artwork!

No time, no problem!

A program design to fit your already busy life!

Requires only a few minutes a day!

You need only a few minutes a day to finish the entire program. I’ve created this program in a way to help you make it to the end with less than 1 hour per day!

Learn an efficient, professional workflow!

Stop losing time with the endless “back & forth” and get it right on the first try! Learn a professional workflow you can rely on for every painting- now and in the future!

 Get Support Every Step of the Way!

Learn with a pro in the room! Well, not literally, but you’ll get support and feedback, get all your questions answered, and get the help you need to push through!

 🎓 Yep, you need only a few minutes a day to follow along… but of course, the more time you spend on your art, the better you’ll get! Besides me, you’ll also have access to a community of ambitious artists just like yourself, going through the program at the same time as you. The group motivation and accountability will go a LONG way towards helping you finish the paintings you start!

A program designed to give results

See what our students have created in just 8 weeks!

"I feel I learned a lot about tools but mostly I learned a lot from David Belliveau's advices on composition and managing different elements without having everything become unreadable (…)
Also, David talked a lot about controlling edges sharp and soft and avoiding making too much contrast on a part as to make it blend with the background. It was a lot of information…
Olivier de Lajarte
Student
"Thank you so much @David Belliveau for giving me this amazing opportunity. With a full time job I was still able to do something like this is beyond amazing.

All the process were fun and it was great to know the thinking process to create a poster. I’m more interested to go for anime or semi_anime style and this process helps a lot. "
Shreyashree Pradhan
Student
"I want to thank everyone who offered their kind words and valuable feedback, and especially David Belliveau for sharing his talent and expertise through the IFI course.

I learned a lot of valuable techniques and workflow procedures that I know will serve me well going forward."


Jason Lee
Student
"I have learned more in the past 2 IFIs that I had learned in years. The end result was incredible and I can actually see a big difference between my art at the start of the year, after my first IFI and now.

My goal is to one day make a living out of illustration and IFI gave me the tools to work towards that dream."

Javiera Sepúlveda
Student

6 modules over 8 weeks…

Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn...

week

01

Module 01:

Million dollar composition ideas!

Unlock the “Essential 4” composition frameworks for Illustration and develop strong, captivating concepts! Learn to use composition to evoke emotion and guide storytelling like a pro.

Learn how to ask the three key guiding questions you need before starting any painting. Create powerful thumbnails to guarantee your illustration’s success and become a real professional!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Paula Frazão‎ ❤

week

02

Module 02:

Anatomy for artist made easy

Learn a professional workflow to draw heads effortlessly from any angle! Learn the 6 core facial angles that are essential for most paintings. Spot and correct those small anatomy mistakes to make your portraits shine.

Plus, discover a powerful technique to improve anatomy that you’re probably not using yet!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Ragnhild Wisth‎ ❤

week

03

Module 03:

Creating Imaginary Lighting

Discover the secrets of adding imaginary light sources to your scenes and characters! Use a simple formula to paint tricky objects by mastering highlights and shadows. Learn to effortlessly add or subtract light sources and paint shadows from your imagination.

Create dynamic paintings with dramatic light schemes like real artists do!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Rita ‎ ❤

week

04

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week

05

Module 04:

The illusion of 3D rendering

Learn how to to paint anything with our exciting 5-step rendering recipe! Master subtle value variations for added realism and learn where to use hard and soft edges. Dive into advanced rendering techniques to infuse your work with drama, mood, and emotion, all while creating stunning, realistic forms.

Elevate your art to new heights!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Goldy Sterling‎ ❤

week

06

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week

07

Module 05:

The secrets of color harmonies

Transform your artwork with vibrant colors carefully selected to perfection! Harness the power of color psychology for captivating storytelling and emotional influence. Learn how highlights and shadows influence color to banish dullness from your creations.

Discover my top shadow hack for unparalleled realism and unravel the secrets of subsurface scattering for lifelike skin and semi-translucent materials. Come master color in your art!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Nate ❤

week

08

Module 06:

Mind-blowing details

Discover the amazing techniques used by concept artists to swiftly paint mesmerizing details! Unlock secrets for infusing atmospheric environments with texture, taking your art to breathtaking new heights.

Take your final illustrations to the next level with expert post-production tweaks and imaginative cropping. Uncover the 5% most crucial final touches and learn how to paint them with precision, propelling your artwork from good to absolutely extraordinary!

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Diana Rahfoth & Ragnhild Wisth‎ ❤

more than just a course...

Get experience as a professional artist!

You're going to get real-world experience, and learn what it's like to work for a client! I'll show you how to make:

Illustration created during the IFI program by student Yann Vtpr ❤

Is this for you?

Who is this program for?

Does this sound like you? 🤔

  • You love creating imaginary worlds and know what looks good, but find it hard to put it on your canvas. Even with this challenge, you dream of being a full-time artist, working only on your art.

How about this? 

  • Maybe you don’t care about getting paid for your illustrations and just want to create freely. You’re busy and want fast results without spending years on YouTube. You’re passionate about your illustrations and dream of a signature style others will recognize. You have projects you want to start and can’t wait years to learn.

If any of these sound familiar, then this class is for you. This program has successfully helped both beginners and advanced students alike level up their skills, and I’m confident it will do the same for you!  

Beginner

Skip the Frustration & Years of Trial-And-Error:

“David you did such a great job explaining complicated concepts in a really easy to understand format. You relate things very well and give execellent examples and you were always so encouraging! And I loved the group critique and being able to get live amazing feedback from a pro I really admire. That happens so rarely and so often us artists work in silos. 

Thank you again. Can’t wait to keep practicing and I know I will come back to these modules to review over and over again. I was nervous about the money and time commitment, but now it feels like the best investment I’ve ever made in myself :)”

Becky Allen
Beginner artist

Intermediate

Reach your Next Level by following a proven path:

“Before this course I was searching through all different sorts of YouTube tutorials on all sorts of topics trying to learn everything I could by myself. This was not really getting me anywhere as I had no structure or method to improve. I was at a point where I didn’t know what I should learn next or how to find my inspiration.

This course was the answer to all my headaches. It is so well structured and gives advice on how to learn to draw quicker. It gives numerous tools and details explanations of why you should follow the program. When something makes sense it is easy to follow and stay motivated.”

Sarah Larter
Beginner artist

Aspiring Pro

Learn a professional client-presentation workflow:

“I really found the course to be very informative, concise & suitable for artists on many levels.

I highly recommend Paintable’s ‘Illustration from imagination’ course, to any artists wishing to further their education in digital painting & illustration.

I enjoyed the use of a project brief, being the primary subject that we worked on throughout the course. This gave me a first hand look at the process David uses when working on an actual job, & I definitely picked up some great tools to help increase my productivity, & ability to keep my clients involved throughout my own projects.”

Michelle Webb
Pro artist

Hear what past students have to say..

Over 2000+ students have participated in this program!

"I got my first commission pretty quickly after I took this course!"

“I’m able to convey the story that I want now a lot easier than I ever was before… [David] lays out the steps, so easy to follow!”

Amanda Roberts
Student Testimonial

"There's so much that
I've gained from it!"

“I’m not doubting myself anymore. I know that I can build up to a great artwork- I don’t have to start with something perfect!”

Nemaiza Rhayne
Student Testimonial

"I'm feeling better about
my own skills!"

“Doing this really made me think: I actually can take on some really ambitious things!”

Paola Loriggio
Student Testimonial

"I feel more confident and brave than I did previously!"

“Having these steps made me more confident in my process and what to do if I do get stuck”

Becky Allen
Student Testimonial

Take another look at

More amazing work made by Students From this program! 😍

Instead of throwing a bunch of my work at you to convince you, I thought it’d give you a sneak peek into what YOU can achieve after just 8 weeks in the program!

My Promise To You:

You’ll Create Your Strongest Portfolio Piece You’ve Done to Date, or You Get Your Money Back!

365 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

Yes, that’s not a typo! 😉 You’ve got a whole year. I’m SO confident that if you put in the work, this program is going to be a game-changer for you. And if you’re not 100% satisfied, I’ll give you your money back. Simply submit proof that you at least tried it alongside your refund request (so I know you gave it your best shot), and I’ll refund all your money.

F.A.Q.

Still Have Questions? I've Got Answers!

What Is "Illustration From Imagination"?

"Illustration From Imagination" is an interactive digital painting Masterclass, designed to help you level-up from absolute beginner to a seasoned professional.

I'll walk you through every step of the way, teaching you the "building blocks" of painting that you need to get your ideas down on canvas, exactly the way you imagine them!

You'll get real-life experience working from a brief, and learn to create essential components like moodboards, lighting schemes & suggestions, color thumbnails, and more. You'll also learn about the business side, understanding how to work with clients and navigate contracts, so you can emerge confident and ready to earn an income from your art!

Is "Illustration From Imagination" For Me?

If you have ideas in your imagination, but struggle to get them down on canvas, this is for you!

...OR...

If you have a burning passion for the arts, and would love to earn an income from a skill you're deeply passionate about, this is for you!

...OR...

If you'd like to paint at the professional level as the artists you look up to, and not take years and years to get there, this is STILL definitely for you!

When will the lessons start?

Illustration From Imagination will officially start about a week after we open the doors. You’ll find the exact dates for each new module release inside your student handbook!

Remember that you will get lifetime access to all material in the program, so even if you can’t make all 8 weeks, you can catch up later in your own time! 🙂

Do I need specific tablets or software to go through this course?

The only thing you definitely need is a tablet of some sort- whether that’s a graphic tablet like a Wacom or Bamboo, or a display tablet like an iPad Pro or Cintiq. You won’t be able to follow along with a mouse (and if you could I'd be REALLY impressed)!

I’ll be teaching in Adobe Photoshop – and while I highly recommend it, you’ll be able to follow along in any software of your choice, whether that’s Krita, Procreate, Clip Studio, Corel Painter, or others.

Do I need to be a good drawer or having experience with oil or watercolor?

Absolutely not! I didn’t have either when I started out.

I’ll show you tips & tricks to improve your drawings in Photoshop, and show you how to paint heads & portraits from any angle.

How does the guarantee work?

Truth be told, if I can’t get you results, I don’t want your money!

I’ve taught 2000+ students in this program, almost all of whom have seen incredible growth and progress – so I know this works!

The only caveat? You need to do the work!

Unfortunately we’re not in the Matrix, and I can’t just download these skills into your brain (yet). Watching the videos isn’t enough, you need to actually follow along with the exercises. But if you do, I promise you’ll improve leaps and bounds, and paint your best ever painting by the end of the 8 weeks.

I’m so confident you’ll see results that I’m offering a 365-day money back guarantee on the course. If you feel like you haven’t improved, simply email me with proof that you follow along with the exercises, and I’ll give you a prompt and friendly refund, no questions and no hard feelings.

What is the difference between "Illustration From Imagination" and the "Digital Painting Academy"?

“Illustration From Imagination” (IFI) and the “Digital Painting Academy” (DPA) have a lot in common. They’re both high quality step-by-step video courses that will help you level up as an artist. 

The major difference is that “IFI” has been built to help you create professional work that can earn you an income. IFI shows you every step along the way on how to create a “Client Magnet Portfolio“. You’ll learn how to present your work to a client, and how to think like a client so that your portfolio attracts paying commission work.

Also, only in “IFI” will you have the accountability of a group of your peers going through the course with you. Working all at the same time on the same project, your group gives you feedback on your work, and helps you keep your momentum- it’s a lot of fun too!

The DPA is perfect for you after the IFI program to continue to build your portfolio and keep improving event more your skills.

How is "Illustration From Imagination" Different From Other Courses?

There are three main things that set "Illustration From Imagination" apart from other courses:

  1. Finally, a Clear Path:
    Unlike most tutorials or courses that only add a single "piece of the puzzle" - oftentimes leaving you more confused, frustrated and overwhelmed than when you started - "Illustration From Imagination" is the puzzle itself! All you have to do is complete the right steps in the right order. And I'll be right along side you every step of the way!

  2. Real Life Experience:
    I've designed this entire program to feel like an immersive game, or "simulation". As you go through each lesson, you'll be working from a brief to create your very own masterpiece. I'll give you the guiding theory, support, and techniques, and then you get complete creative control of your projects - so you can apply it to any style, genre, or ideas you'd like! Along the way you'll also learn what it's like to work for a client, and after 6 weeks you'll have your first true "client magnet".

  3. Close Support & Accountability: I'll be your coach the entire journey - pointing you in the right direction when you need help, giving you support and feedback when you're feeling stuck, or even just cheering you on from the sidelines when you need a bit of motivation! When you enroll, you'll also get lifetime access to our Private Community, where you can connect with other IFI students and get help and support every single day!
How is "Illustration From Imagination" delivered?

Before we start the class, you'll have the chance to pick one of 10 briefs (or make your own, if you'd like).

Every week for 8 weeks, I'll then send you a new set of video tutorials & instructions. I've built everything around a set of downloadable exercises, so you can start practicing all the theory right away.

Once you've gone through the "theory" part, I'll then give you pointers and directions on how to apply that theory to your own brief and project, and show you walk-throughs of how I work on my own.

By the end of the program, you'll have mastered the fundamentals of digital painting, and used them to create a spectacular, professional-looking portfolio piece!

And if all of that sounds intimidating, don't worry! I'll be there to support you along every step of the way! Every week, I'll be recording group feedback & critiques, in which I point out the most common mistakes I see, and how to fix them. I'll also be hanging out in the community, giving feedback & support, and helping you level up as an artist.

Will I get feedback & support from an instructor?

Yes, absolutely! I want to guarantee that you succeed, so I’ll be with you every step of the way.

Each week, I’ll be looking at the work of all students. I’ll be then recording a group critiques and feedback video, in which I’ll point out the common mistakes I see, and how to fix them. 

You’ll also have access to a private community of peers going through the course at the same time as you. You can get support & feedback here any time, and I’ll be hanging out in there as well making sure questions get answered 🙂

What skill levels is this for?

“Illustration From Imagination” is for intermediate digital painters. If you understand the basics of painting and can copy reference photos, but would now like to break through to the next level as an artist, where you can bring the stories and ideas in your head to life – well then this is perfect you!

The course has been designed as the perfect next step after One Week character challenge, or the “Foundations” class in the Digital Painting Academy.

Are you a complete beginner, or haven’t gone through either of those two classes? No problem – The IFI program being a mentorship means you'll get the help you need if you feel stuck. So you can join with peace of mind.

When do I need to register by?

The countdown should  be running at the top of this page showing you when we’ll close the doors. The class itself will start the day after we close the doors. You’ll have all the information and your schedule in the student handbook that comes with the program.

Now that AI exist, is it still worth pursuing illustration as a career?

While AI tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated, they cannot replace the foundational skills necessary for painting from imagination. Mastering these core skills is essential for any illustrator, as it equips you with the ability to correct and refine your work—something AI cannot teach.

These skills will be thought in the IFI program.

Regardless of the role AI may play in the future, understanding the basics of illustration will always be crucial. 

I have other questions, comments, and random thoughts. How can I reach support?

Let’s chat! You can reach out to me any time at [email protected]

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  • Guidance & Feedback: learn with an expert! Get live calls, group critiques, and feedbacks on your work, every week for 8 weeks!
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  • A clear, step-by-step path to mastering the fundementals of light, color, anatomy, and other key skills needed to paint fully from imagination in just 8 weeks!
  • Guidance & Feedback: learn with an expert! Get live calls, group critiques, and feedbacks on your work, every week for 8 weeks!
  • 4 bonuses worth $1,206 included - (01) Instaboost, (02) Powerful Porfolio, and (03) Going Pro Masterclass, (04) Private Community
  • Five Private Lessons - Keep going with me after the program. Create more illustrations and get 1-on-1 Private Lessons with me along the way to maximize your learnings.
  • Portfolio Strategy Call - For an hour, we'll dive into your specific goals and dream, and put together a gameplan to get you there!
  • Direct access to me - You and I will share an exclusive channel in the community 100% private.
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Will This Work For Me?

If you've read this far then I know you're serious, but there could be a few thoughts running through your mind. Things like...

👉 “I don’t have enough time to go through this..”

We’re all busy. I get it. It’s a matter of asking yourself, “is it worth the time to develop the skills to earn an income as a concept artist, digital illustrator, or graphic artist?” If you’re serious about your art then the answer is “YES!”

What’s waiting for you inside is the ultimate shortcut- I’ve condensed 7 years of my personal struggling into a power-packed 6 weeks. This could cut YEARS out of the time it takes you to become a professional artist… so, the question really is, do you have time NOT to do it?

 

👉 “How is this different to other online courses?”

This is SO much more than just a “course.” Illustration From Imagination is the first learning journey of its kind. Learning from a client brief gives you real-life experience, a “learn by doing” experience, and helps you bring theory to life as you complete the portrait you’ll be working on throughout the program.

And being designed for artists who want to go professional (get paid for their art), you’ll leave with the best portfolio piece you’ve done… ever… guaranteed (more on that later). Do you have a “client magnet” portfolio? You will soon…

 

👉 “How does this compare to art school?”

You’ll find all the elements of art school, without having to take up a mountain of debt or put your life on “pause” and move to another city!

Instead, you’ll get real life experience, you’ll build a portfolio, and you’ll learn how to work from a client brief. Plus, you’ll have all the other benefits like in-depth lessons, group critiques from a tutor, a supportive group of peers, and more. You’ll even get certified for successfully completing the 6 weeks!

 

…As for the quality of the lessons?


Take a look at what a number of my students have said:

🗨️ “I’m not sure if I want to work as a professional, is this course still for me?”

So, you don’t want to work as a professional, but you want to create professional quality art? Then yes. This is for you. If you want to get your work featured (online or in galleries), or maybe even just take on the occasional commission (and I highly encourage you to, it’s the best feeling in the world!), you’re going to need a strong body of work – a solid portfolio. 

To create professional quality art or even land the occasional commissioned piece, you need to learn like a professional. And that’s precisely how you’ll be learning through our 6 weeks together.

🗨️ “I think I’m too old to become a professional artist..”

Art is of the mind, not the body. Believe me, you can earn an income as a concept artist, digital illustrator, or graphic artist no matter how “old” (or young) you are. I didn’t even begin painting properly myself until I was 30. And not long ago, I had a number of students turn professional after they retired from their “pay the bills” job.

The “age thing” is a mental roadblock that’s keeping you from realizing your true artistic abilities that simply haven’t been uncovered yet- and together, I’ll help you discover them as we create your next amazing portrait together! Yes, “together” because you’ll have mentorship and community support along the way. Fact is, it’s never too late!

🗨️ “Why should I invest in this, when there’s a ton of free resources available online?”

I call it the “YouTube Vortex.” You know, that thing that brings you down a rabbit hole so deep you can’t even find the entrance of how you got there. The same thing happens when scrolling forums, reading articles, and chewing through books.

The problem is that nothing is linear. Free content doesn’t provide support, community, accountability, and feedback. Think about all those unfinished paintings you’ve started and then… “look another TikTok comp!” Yeah, I’m talking about THOSE.

During our time together, you’ll learn everything you need to know to paint anything from imagination by following our simple, step-by-step process (sorta like a Recipe Book) as you complete your BEST portfolio piece to date!

What is is worth to you?

Let's talk about the value of this course, the tuition,
and what you'll get out of it...

❓ What is it worth to develop a world-class style?

  • To become a well known and respected digital artist?
  • To be able to paint at a professional level, as good as (or even better) than the artists you look up to?
  • What is it worth to not feel limited by your technical skills, and finally be able to paint all those incredible ideas you have in your imagination?

What is it worth to cut out years of frustration and slow progress?

  • How much time could you save if you had the exact step-by-step system, that guides you along the way and makes sure you don’t pick up bad habits?
  • What could you achieve if you could focus all those years of struggle on the truly important stuff, like pushing your style and working on your dream projects?

What is it worth to earn an income from something you’re TRULY passionate about?

  • What is it worth to fire your boss, so you can live and work on your own terms.. whenever and wherever you’d like?
  • To spend your time getting paid to do something you’re so passionate about, that you would happily do for free?
  • How would you feel when you’ve earned enough to repay this course (and then some!) off your first creative commission?

🌟 And I’m going to be straight with you here. “Illustration From Imagination” is not some cheap tutorial or program. It’s a world class, well-designed and highly-effective system that gets you results!

"I learned so much from IFI and am so happy with my final poster. I can't wait to keep going creating a full portfolio full of work using the techniques learned here.

Thanks David and everyone else for all of the helpful feedback and encouragement along the way. I loved seeing everyone's work. It helped inspire me to keep going!"

Christina Gaudet
Student
"I enrolled in this course hoping to improve my digital illustration skills and try to move my career to the next level. I ended up learning and relearning much more than I expected.

Thank you for all the expert advice and easy-to-follow lessons, David. What an invaluable experience."

Jammy
Student
"The course was a lot of fun, informative and it really helped to keep the momentum. It made me overthink my own workflow and showed me how important it can be, to really take your time in the early stages as well.

I learned a lot and now that IFI is over I am definitely going back to the DPA. Can't wait to keep on pushing, keep on learning."
Szerk
Student
"I was afraid I'd get too overwehlmed by the amount of work to produce at every exercise/step and get discouraged, but the structure of the course, with its short-sized videos and exercises focus on one thing at the time, was very easy to follow, and has motivated me to pursue my efforts bit by bit with every lesson.

I definetly recommand it 🙂."
Cindy Déjardin
Student
"I feel I learned a lot about tools but mostly I learned a lot from David Belliveau's advices on composition and managing different elements without having everything become unreadable (…)
Also, David talked a lot about controlling edges sharp and soft and avoiding making too much contrast on a part as to make it blend with the background. It was a lot of information…
Olivier de Lajarte
Student
"Thank you so much @David Belliveau for giving me this amazing opportunity. With a full time job I was still able to do something like this is beyond amazing.

All the process were fun and it was great to know the thinking process to create a poster. I’m more interested to go for anime or semi_anime style and this process helps a lot. "
Shreyashree Pradhan
Student
"I want to thank everyone who offered their kind words and valuable feedback, and especially David Belliveau for sharing his talent and expertise through the IFI course.

I learned a lot of valuable techniques and workflow procedures that I know will serve me well going forward."


Jason Lee
Student
"I have learned more in the past 2 IFIs that I had learned in years. The end result was incredible and I can actually see a big difference between my art at the start of the year, after my first IFI and now.

My goal is to one day make a living out of illustration and IFI gave me the tools to work towards that dream."

Javiera Sepúlveda
Student

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