"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”
"There's so much that I've gained from it"
“It’s just opened up my imagination. 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!”
"I'm feeling better about my own skills"
“Doing this really made me think: I actually can take on some really ambitious things!”
"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”
My name is Amber Luecke and I live in Florida. I am a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. I’ve been drawing since I was a kid, but then I started taking graphic design courses in college, and digital art became my main expressive medium.
I would get so far into a painting – I would start feeling anxiety about how long it was taking, get completely lost and be overwhelmed with the tools, and not know how to move forward.
When I found Illustration From Imagination it was the answer I was looking for. It gave me the steps to get myself out of the hole I was digging.
Time and money were my two major concerns, because to make an investment, I needed to make sure that I was going to have the time, even though I have other responsibilities; I have a family, I have work responsibilities. I had to really consider if it was going to be worth the cost, and by far it was.
I felt I’ve grown and it’s an invaluable resource to me already. I quashed my doubts pretty quickly with the potential for growth that I saw there.
I think the first sign was when I was in the middle of the piece and I wasn’t having a panic attack. There were resources to go to and remind myself that there is a way forward.
It’s just one step and then you can keep going: one foot in front of the other.
Of course, there’s that point where you see it all coming together into an actual piece that you could walk away from. You could work on a piece forever, but with Illustration From Imagination, it finally got my painting to a place where I could walk away and be proud of it, instead of just throwing my hands up in the middle feeling frustrated and lost.
I actually used Illustration from Imagination to finish a book cover job that I had been working on around the same time that the course started, and my client was thrilled.
He was just so in love with the work that resulted from following the course that he has decided I’m officially his artist for the rest of his series.
I would say that if you want to push your digital painting to the next level, or if you just want to take your ideas from those sketches in your sketchbook to a real piece you can be proud of, it’s worth it.
It’s absolutely worth it. There’s somebody there with you, there’s support, there’s encouragement. It’s fun. It’s really bite-sized pieces of information that you can take as far as you want. It’s very much worth it.
I just can’t stress enough how helpful David, the instructor, is in breaking down this giant ocean that is digital painting into actionable steps.
So it’s just a really great course. And honestly there’s nothing else out there that compares, in my opinion.
I would give them five and a half…. 10! I would give them full five stars because it’s amazing. David is an amazing artist.
A lot of people can make great art and they can’t explain how anyone else can get there. David breaks it down and makes it very simple. If you put the time in, it’s completely within your reach to make amazing art.
“I now draw probably half as much, but I produce twice as much work. I don’t like looking at my old work anymore. My new work is so much better!
“Before this I was using YouTube and going in circles and trying to find my way through this sea of information that just didn’t make sense. I would love for it to be my full time job. I was hoping the course would be able to give me that realistic expectation, and I believe it has.”
“I would before use reference photos and draw pretty much the photo… where this program is a totally different aspect, your are using your mind “
“You are not only receiving a lot of feedback from David but also from the community”
Maddison Claire Milkovits
By Tyrone Barnes