sTudent Reviews of the Course
Clear, concise and easy to refer toI am loving the course so far, the teaching materials are...... more
I am loving the course so far, the teaching materials are clear, concise and easy to refer to again and again,The instructional videos are wonderfully detailed without being boring. I feel like I'm getting support and feedback from you and other students and I feel I'm pregressing as the challenges get harder. Also I've learned things in photoshop that I have been banging my head against for years, so thank you for saving my furniture (and my head).Ceri Bridge Harrington
A revelationI've not worked as an illustrator, but trained in fine art.... more
I've not worked as an illustrator, but trained in fine art. Doing the course and using Photoshop has been nothing short of a revelation for me. Posting online and trying out ideas which I can then "undo" if they don't work - wonderful.
Enthusiastic, ConstructiveYour enthusiastic approach and constructive criticism/feedback is very motivating! The biggest minus that I can think of is... more
Your enthusiastic approach and constructive criticism/feedback is very motivating! The biggest minus that I can think of is that the course is too short, I’ve become used to the assignments as my everyday life and it’ll be very sad once it’s all over :)
CaptivatingI've learned from 0 and everything was very clear and organized, the task are so captivating... more
Since you've asked for a feedback I'm pleased to tell you that I feel so lucky for the opportunity I was given. I've learned from 0 and everything was very clear and organized , the task are so captivating and the knowledge I was given is an incredible resource for me. So I'm more than positive !
Racing to my DeskI'm loving the class and find myself racing to my desk every morning... more
I teach online classes... It's all about the visuals... I'm loving the class and find myself racing to my desk every morning before work to do more on the assignments. :) Please know this course is EXACTLY what I was looking for.
Rich Learning OpportunityI want to thank you again for this rich learning opportunity. I feel I have learned so much. I like the lessons.... more
I want to thank you again for this rich learning opportunity. I feel I have learned so much. I like the lessons. It is very clear. I like the fact that you have both video support (which is my favorite learning support) and then a writen recap, which is easier to go back than go back to a video. I like how your videos are made it is crystal clear. You get to the point. I like the exemple you've choosen very concrete. I also like the rythm of the courses. The week + midweek assignement. The assignement are very practical and uses the new techniques so that those are completely acquired. It is very well thought. I like that the assignements are precise but open enough to be redoable maybe after the course and keep training on them. ( hope you understand what I mean). I like your voice in the video it is very calm and clear.
Non-Photoshop TypesI am enjoying the class very much. I think you have something very useful here, especially for us non-photoshop types.... more
I am enjoying the class very much. I think you have something very useful here, especially for us non-photoshop types. I’ve learned a lot which I think I will be take forward in my art practice, even though it takes a lot of time, patience and practice to get things right. I would say the videos are the most helpful tools – the pdfs are a useful thing to refer back to, but the videos are really helpful and good. Also, classmate postings are useful – to see the different takes people have on the same thing.
Experienced IllustratorI've done this kind of work before, well, almost every day. But, for real, always, always, always...I'm learning from the course.... more
The course itself it's great. It gives a lot of information about how to start illustrating. The activities are easy to follow. Every week I am like: What's next challenge?.I think is a good course for beginners in digital skills or for people who want to make an step forward in his/hers drawings. The videos and activities present a wide range of posiblitites one can achieve with only one drawing and mixed media. In my case you know I've done this kind of work before, well, almost every day. But, for real, always, always, always there is something new to learn. And I'm learning from the course. And I think that all the explanations are just perfect, very accurate. It's good to see others works in facebook and in the course Gallery.
Joy, FunThe layout of the course is a joy and it's always fun to be on the site...... more
I'm looking forward to the next lesson. The layout of the course is a joy and it's always fun to be on the site, see the films and comment on the work. Hope that's useful.
InformativeI'm loving it so far and just taking my time to go through it all... more
I have really enjoyed the course so far and I found the interview video really informative and interesting. The class on colour was very interesting with lots to try and not enough time to try them!
I'm loving it so far and just taking my time to go through it all.
Incredibly Well Explainedthe video tutorials have explained the whole process incredibly well and have been very easy to follow... more
I picked up my pens for the first time in about 18 years three months ago and had no idea that by now I might be able to illustrate newspaper articles. When I embarked on the course I felt some trepidation about using Photoshop but I must say that the video tutorials have explained the whole process incredibly well and have been very easy to follow. I actually have no criticism about the course content at all and the more I look at illustrations and apply the reverse engineering process, the more I realise what a great foundation this course provides. Thus, I’d happily recommend it to anyone setting out to learn more about illustration.
I thought I understood Photoshop, but...Loving the course - there is so much to learn...... more
Am loving the course - there is so much to learn. I thought I had a reasonable understanding of using Photoshop with my illustrations... not so... Bill is just what I have been looking for for years... someone who can take my abilities to a new level... Just wish I had more hours to sit and work at it all and had discovered this online course years ago!
Rich in informationLoving it!...... moreLoving it! It's so rich in information. I’d recommend the course to a friend. Top course, I’m loving it!Cindy Willingham
Genuine comments and personal feedbackYour course has helped me so much...... more
Your course has helped me so much I can't tell you. I verbally recommend (it) all the time
One of the best aspects of the course is your genuine comments and personal feedback. Not only is this constructive but it really makes you feel that you are being 'tutored' and also creates a good working relationship within the groups. You are always available and ready to solve/answer queries. Invaluable. So encouraging and positive. I have done part of another online course and this is an aspect that is seriously lacking.
Your tutorials are also excellent and really easy to follow - as is the visual design of the course page. Easy to access and find tasks.
The gallery is a fantastic idea too - as some people are not great on Facebook, like me - so a gallery is really useful.
A whole new angle to my artworkI am finding myself constantly saying "so thats how you do that"!... more
Hi Bill, I am really enjoying the class and the techniques that you use. It is bringing a whole new angle to my artwork and I am finding myself constantly saying "so thats how you do that"! As a relative new comer to Photoshop I am finding the course is really increasing my skills rapidly!. Many many thanks.
I've tried to learn photoshop loads of times beforeI've a BA in Fine Art so I was introduced to it then, but I just couldn't grasp it. Your online course made it clear...the step by step instructions are so helpful.... moreI just wanted to let you know how glad I am that I took your course, drawpaintclickillustration.. It has helped me no end and I think my illustrations have now really gone up a level.I've tried to learn photoshop loads of times before. I've a BA in Fine Art so I was introduced to it, but I just couldn't grasp it. Your course made it clear and interesting and the step by step instructions are so helpful. I will certainly recommend this course - in fact, I already have!I really appreciated being able to start the course again on a different date as well, when I didn't manage to start at the time I'd booked.I'm feeling a lot more confident about my work now and a gallery has asked me to do a series of the hotel review site images, to be exhibited in June.So, thank you very much indeed!All the very best,Isobel Ross