Ready to Earn an Income from your Digital Painting?

Learn to paint from imagination - so you can illustrate the stories in your head, become a world-class artist, and spend your days getting paid to do what you love!

 
YES! I'm Ready to Become a Professional Artist!

Includes Lessons, Videos, & Bonus Content From Instructors Who Have Worked For:

This Could Be Your Reality So Much
Sooner Than You Know It...

You wake up on your own. No alarm.

No 45-minute commute in dreadful traffic. You’re working from home.

You waltz into your studio wearing your robe..

Just another day in my studio.”

It’s the first time you truly loved going to work. Nothing feels like work when you love what you do...

You settle into your chair, fire up your Cintiq 22HD, and sip a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.. (careful not to spill a drop on that beauty!)

Fueled with creativity, imagination, and ideas, you begin to paint…

An hour flies by as your passion and ideas come to life… nearly effortlessly.

You put down your stylus, look at your work feeling proud and think..

"I made that 100% from imagination!"

You email your client and run out to meet your friend, Sam, for a cup of coffee.

You set your iPhone on the table and start catching up about...

*Ding.* It’s your inbox alarm....

"You’ve got two new emails:"


Email #1:
It’s your client. He says, 
“All I can say is WOW. I love it!”

Email #2:
It’s PayPal. The subject line reads, “You’ve got money.”


You pinch yourself...

It’s real.

People are actually PAYING you to do what you’re passionate about - something you’d happily spend the rest of your life doing for free.

You’ve become a highly respected artist (gotta love when your posts go viral!) and have a client waitlist a mile long.

My personal goal is to help you make this dream-life your art career reality.

  • Over the next 6 weeks, I want to help you achieve your own breakthrough. 
  • I want to personally mentor you, and help you level-up to the next stage as an artist...
  • So you too can earn an income - as an illustrator, concept artist, character designer, or freelance artist!

I’m David, and I’ll personally be teaching you the fundamentals and skills to paint anything, 100% from imagination as you journey into your dream career.

I’ve spent the last 2 years making my living as an illustrator while traveling the world. I still have to pinch myself to see if it’s real.

Places I’ve called “home” include Budapest, Berlin, and tropical beaches in Thailand and Bali… and I want to give you the keys to do the same!

It didn’t come easy, but the shortcuts I learned along the way will make your journey much, much faster :)

 

I know where you are. I’ve been there.

I’ve had the exact image in my mind that I wanted to paint, but it never turned out like I pictured…

Because I relied so heavily on reference photos and couldn’t bring my own creative ideas to life...

Feeling like I just didn’t have the “talent” to become the artist I wanted to...

And boy, was I terribly slow and lacked confidence...

All that went away when I learned the skills to put exactly what I saw in my mind onto my digital canvas.

It was the most freeing feeling ever...

I could finally express myself, and illustrate the stories and ideas I'd been dreaming of for so long..

And best of all, I started getting paid for my work!

Once I learned the fundamentals and skills I was searching for, I realized how simple it was...

The reality is, I was making it more complicated than it needed to be.


I was trying to learn too much and from too many places at once.

So I boiled it down to simple learning steps that helped me have the breakthrough I’d been dreaming of.

That’s precisely how I’m going to be teaching you during our 6-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 masterpiece you already have inside your head.

Say goodbye to the frustration of hitting “Ctrl Z” over and over again…

Wanting to huck your tablet out the window (don’t do that, they aren’t cheap!)...

And feeling like you can never finish what you started.

After your Learning Journey with Illustration from Imagination, You’ll Be:

✔   Able to paint anything you want - 100% from imagination (and actually finishing your paintings!)

✔   Prepared to work with paying clients

✔   Ready to be your own boss and work from home (or anywhere for that matter!)

✔   Loving what you do every single day

✔   Able to start getting PAID for your art

So What Exactly Is
"Illustration From Imagination"?

A 6-week class, mentorship, and immersive experience...
Unlike anything you've ever seen before!

In a nutshell, here's what you can look forward to:

  • Learn How to Paint a Portrait & Illustration Completely From Imagination - no more being limited by your reference photos...
  • 55+ Step-by-Step Video Lessons - each lesson builds on the next so you never feel stuck or frustrated...
  • Downloadable Exercises to Sharpen your Skills - Because theory is good, but it's not enough. I'll make sure you learn exactly how to put everything into practice...
  • Prepare for Life as a Professional - I'll teach you how to work with clients & follow a brief
  • Weekly Feedback & Mentoring - I'll be there to help you out, every step of the way! Each week, I'll record new group feedback & critique videos, where I show you exactly how to fix your mistakes and improve...
  • 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 6 weeks...

A Course Designed to Feel Like a Game!

The entire course has been 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 3 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!

 

A Step-By-Step Recipe to Success:

You can go through the lessons over and over again..

And because you get to pick the brief and style, it will feel like a new class every time!

You'll also be left with a unique finished painting each time...

I'm essentially giving you the step-by-step recipe to filling your portfolio with high-quality paintings, that will get you noticed and attract paying customers!

Learn How to Paint From Imagination In Just 6 Weeks:

I’ll personally help you master each of these skills:

Perfect Your Anatomy

Learn how to draw portraits from any angle, and how to fix bad proportions & anatomy.

The Secret to Striking Colors

I'll give you my best techniques and short-cuts for picking perfect colors, every time.

Advanced Lighting Techniques

Learn how to add imaginary light sources to your paintings, so you can render virtually anything!

Composition & Backgrounds

Learn the shortcuts that concept artists use to paint dynamic compositions in no time.

Ideation & Thumbnailing

Understand how to develop strong and professional concepts that will stick out in your portfolio!

Storytelling Like a Pro

Unlock the secrets to leading your viewers on a magical journey through your painting.

Working as a Freelancer

Get experience and prepare for life as a professional by working from a client brief.

Painting From Imagination

Break free from copying reference photos! Learn to actually paint the ideas you already have in your head.

What Makes "Illustration From Imagination" So Special?

⚡️ Transform Your Portfolio Into a "Client-Magnet"

I'll show you exactly how to create the work & paintings you need to include to attract your ideal clients!

 

⏱ Designed Around Your Busy Schedule

Everything is broken into small chunks and available online 24/7, so you can still follow along even if you have a full time job, studies, or family...

I also spent a long time editing the material - no rambling, no fluff - just actionable advice!

 

🌟 Get Support & Feedback Every Step of the Way!

You'll get access to a private community of super-motivated artists like yourself. A bit of group motivation and accountability can go a LONG way towards helping you finish the paintings you start!

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:

  • Moodboards
  • Thumbnail sketches
  • Value & lighting studies
  • Product mockups
  • ..And more!

These are all essential skills that will prepare you for life as a professional artist

"What Will I Learn?"

Here's the journey we'll go on together...


 

Week 1:

Creating Original Work: Ideation & Composition

  • How to do research and come up with strong concepts that will easily translate to amazing portfolio pieces...
  • The "Essential 4" composition frameworks you need to know for portraiture...
  • Composition as a tool: how to evoke emotion & make your painting read well...
  • The 3 essential guiding questions you have to ask yourself before you start any new painting...
  • How to use composition as a story-telling tool, to guide your viewer through your painting...
  • How to avoid hours of wasted time, by creating powerful thumbnails that almost guarantee your portrait will be a success, before you even start painting it...
Week 2:

The Anatomy You Thought You'd Never Understand

  • Learn how to use frameworks to easily draw heads from any angle...
  • How to spot the little mistakes in your anatomy, to make your portraits look much more professional...
  • The million-dollar tool for anatomy (that you're probably too afraid to use right now)...
  • Tips & tricks to quickly improve your portrait anatomy, so you can start creating your own creative scenes, rather than just relying on reference photos & models...
Week 3:

The Secrets to Painting Light & Shadow From Imagination

  • Learn how to add imaginary light sources to your scenes and characters...
  • How to paint even the most difficult objects in just 8 Steps...
  • How to paint faces with lighting from any direction (so you can combine multiple reference photos and make the lighting match)...
  • Learn how to spot the little mistakes that are killing the realism in your paintings...
  • How to add and subtract light sources in your scenes, and how to paint shadows from imagination...
  • Making your paintings look dynamic with dramatic highlights, like bottom-up and back-lighting...
Week 4:

Advanced Rendering Techniques: How to Use Planes & Edges to Paint Virtually Anything

  • How to use subtle variations in value to add immense realism to your paintings...
  • Understand where to use hard and soft edges...
  • How to paint gorgeous details to make your portraits look more professional...
  • Using advanced rendering techniques to bring your painting to life by giving it drama, mood & emotion...
Week 5:

Coloring Like a Pro: Advanced Techniques for Realism

  • Picking & choosing matching colors that work well together, to make your artwork look more refined and professional...
  • Color psychology: how to use color as a powerful storytelling tool to create emotions in the viewer...
  • Realism in color: how highlights & shadows affect color (and how to avoid dull and muddy colors)...
  • A quick "hack" you can apply to your shadows to make any painting look much more realistic...
  • Subsurface scattering: How light affects skin and other semi-translucent materials...
Week 6:

Illustration In An Environment

  • How to place your characters in different environments with different lighting...
  • Learn the shortcuts that concept artists use to paint professional backgrounds in no time...
  • How to paint the perfect background for your portrait, with the correct depth & lighting...
  • Understand how lights & colors react, so you can perfectly match characters with their environments...

I want you to have everything you need to succeed... which is why you are getting even more than the core curriculum!

I'm Also Including Some Additional Foundational and Advanced BONUS Trainings:

Bonus #1

6 Weeks of Group Coaching, Critiques, and Feedback!

Get personalised feedback from a mentor!

Learning by yourself can be tough! In this program, I want to make sure that no-one is left behind.

Every week, I'll be recording at least 2 hours of critiques, in which I'll give you feedback, paint-overs, and answering any questions that come up.

You’ll always have at least 5 days (including weekend) to submit your work, and you’ll also get lifetime access to the recordings so you can rewatch them at any time

Value: $1000

 

Bonus #2

10+ Downloadable Exercises to Sharpen Your Skills

Do you find yourself starting tons of paintings, but struggling to finish most of them?

There's nothing worse than the feeling you get when you know what you need to do, but have no idea how to actually do it!

To make sure you never get stuck, I've packed every module of the program with tons of downloadable exercises, so you can learn how to put every last bit of theory into practice, right away.

These exercises will build your confidence, train you to paint faster, and help you actually finish the work you start.

Available for ANY software.

Value: $297

 

Bonus #3

Lifetime Access to Our "Digital Painting Foundations" Course

Master the fundementals of digital painting!

Are you still a newbie to the world of digital painting?

Don't worry, we've got you covered! With your purchase of Illustration From Imagination, you'll also get LIFETIME access to our Foundations class (currently $297/year in the Academy).

This step-by-step class will start with the absolute basics, and teach you all the fundemental skills you need to get started & paint a beautiful, full colored painting of your own.

You'll also get tons of bonus classes, on topics including:

  • Painting hair (with advanced topics like curly hair, back-lit hair, macro details, stubble, beards, and more)...
  • Designing & painting clothing and jewellery for your characters...
  • Facial anatomy (lips, nose, eyes, etc)

...And more!

Value: $450

 

Bonus #4

Going Pro: The Business of Making it as an Artist

You don't have to starve to be an artist!

We've put together an awesome bundle of resources to help you find your footing as a freelance artist or illustrator. This bonus a number of resources and videos (including one by artist Mike Lim), with advice on:

  • Advice on taxes, licenses, contracts...
  • Pricing guides...
  • Tips for building your portfolio...
  • How to invoice...

...And many more great tips to help you find your footing as an artist (and make sure you don't get taken advantage of by clients).

Value: $250

Who Is This For?

Illustration From Imagination Will Be Especially Helpful If...

✔  You want to get work as a concept artist or character designer

✔  You dream of becoming a freelance illustrator

✔  You're a graphic designer and would like to learn a new skill-set that will allow you to express yourself more creatively

✔  You'd like to become a well-known and respected portrait artist

✔  You'd like to illustrate childrens books or graphic novels

✔  You want to one day work in the movie or games industry

✔  You can copy reference photos, but would like to create more complex illustrations and learn to paint from imagination

✔  You want to become a better painter, FAST!

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 courses or mentorships?"


This is SO much more than just a “course” or "mentorship". 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, mentorship from a tutor, a supportive group of peers, and more. You'll even get certified for successfully completing the 6 weeks!

And as for the quality of the lessons?

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

"I got more out of this than I did for a full-semester class at university and didn't have to take out a loan to do it. The videos are amazing and in-depth, and the structure of the class is perfectly paced to take you through the process of painting without overwhelming you."

Jennifer DeWeese
Graphic Designer

"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 make my professional breakthrough 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 stunning 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” 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 nothing is linear. Free content doesn’t provide support, community, mentorship, and feedback. Think about all those unfinished paintings you’ve started and… *look a shiny squirrel*. 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.

Don't just take it from me!

Everything I teach is...

Backed By Proof:

My Classes Get Real Results
for Real People!

Take a look at some of the results students have seen from my previous classes. And "Illustration From Imagination" is even bigger and better than any of my previous classes, so just imagine the results you could see from this!

What Is It Worth To You?

Let's talk about the value of this course, the tuition, and what this will be worth to you..

 

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.

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

30 Day Money-Back Guarantee

I'm confident that if you put in the work, this course 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 alongside your refund request (so I know you gave it your best shot) and I'll refund all your money.

Have Additional Questions?

"Illustration From Imagination" is a 6-week digital painting course, mentorship, and learning experience.

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!

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 be left with your first true "client magnet".
  3. Close Support & Mentorship: I'll be your coach and mentor 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! Every week I'll be recording critique and feedback videos for the whole group, so everyone can learn from each other.

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 definitely for you!

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

Every week for 6 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.

Every week, I'll also be recording group feedback & critiques, in which I point out the most common mistakes I see, and how to fix them. 

Illustration From Imagination will officially begin on Wednesday, July 18th, and run for 6 weeks.

Remember that you will get lifetime access to all material in the program, so even if you can't make all 6 weeks, you can catch up later in your own time :-)

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 recording critiques and feedback videos, in which I point out the 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 :)

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.

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.

"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 Portraits, 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 - as I'm including both of them in the bonus bundle for this course :) I recommend you go quickly work your way through them first, and as you'll have lifetime access to this course, you can simply move onto these lessons whenever you're ready.

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.

The deadline to register for Illustration From Imagination is July 15th, and the class will be starting July 18th

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

I've taught 2500+ students in the past, almost all of which 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 6 weeks.

I'm so confident you'll see results that I'm offering a 30-day money back guarantee on the course. If you're not 100% satisfied or feel like you haven't improved, simply email me with proof that you at least tried to follow along with the exercises, and I'll give you a prompt and friendly refund, no questions and no hard feelings :)

Be the Artist You Dream of Becoming!

✋ STOP Relying Heavily on Reference Pictures…

✋ STOP Struggling with Color, Lighting, and Anatomy…

🌟 And START Painting at a Professional Level!

Get Started Today 100% Risk Free Thanks to Our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

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$147

x 4 MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS

6 In-Depth Modules


55+ Step-By-Step Videos


Downloadable Exercises, Checklists & Reference Sheets


Weekly Group Feedback & Mentoring Videos


Lifetime Access to Lessons & Community


Guaranteed: Your Best Portfolio Piece


7 Fast-Action Launch Bonuses (Total Value: $3244)

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SINGLE PAYMENT

$497

ONE TIME (SAVE $91)

6 In-Depth Modules


55+ Step-By-Step Videos


Downloadable Exercises, Checklists & Reference Sheets


Weekly Group Feedback & Mentoring Videos


Lifetime Access to Lessons & Community


Guaranteed: Your Best Portfolio Piece


7 Fast-Action Launch Bonuses (Total Value: $3244)

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$2000

ONLY 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

6 In-Depth Modules


55+ Step-By-Step Videos


Downloadable Exercises, Checklists & Reference Sheets


Weekly Group Feedback & Mentoring Videos


Lifetime Access to Lessons & Community


Guaranteed: Your Best Portfolio Piece


7 Fast-Action Launch Bonuses (Total Value: $3244)


5x Hour-Long One-On-One Private Lessons With Me ($2000 Value!)


1x Hour-Long Strategy & Portfolio Review Call ($500 Value!)

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