I want to learn to draw and paint the "Will Terry style", but subscribed and confused what to watch
As the title says, I want to learn the process Will Terry thinks, draws, paints, etc (i.e. all his process, specially how he achieves the bright coloring in Photoshop), because I'm in love with his style (that's why I subscribed :D). But I am confused in what courses and videos to watch here (I'm a complete beginning artist, a programmer for 20+ years, so everything in art is the opposite to what I've been used to do my whole life). Courses are randomly distributed around and I didn't find an ordered way to learn the "Terry's way".
As a beginner I am feeling overwhelmed, specially that there are various similar videos, but no consistency in ordering, also Thinkific, which is the platform used by SVS, has a terrible course dashboard/filtering/search, making things worse.
PS: I tried to create my own course route here, but I'm really looking just for specifics about or by Will Terry. Not looking forward to make a living from art, but I'm here because I love to learn and develop new abilities all the time, so I'm here with a very relaxed mindset, eager to learn from these masters. 🎉🎨
Hi, here are some courses that I suggest you should start with:
working with color
painting in photoshop
10 step digital painting
the last one, especially, is a must to understand Will's process.
and to go further:
mixed media watercolor and digital
painting color and light
@audrey-dowling thank you! "posing characters" is one that would never consider.
@Will-Terry has at least 5 or so courses on painting & drawing (with just him in the course)
The most recent is on how he approaches acrylics: https://courses.svslearn.com/courses/smooth-blends-in-acrylics-dry-brush-technique
I listed the rest below:
He is also in other courses along with others where I recall him including his thoughts & approaches on drawing/painting; however, I don't recall which ones have him talking about his specific process (such as the "bean" approach).
You might also benefit from Will's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/willterryart
He will also do Facebook-Live videos from time to time where you can watch him as he does it as well as ask questions:
Finally, I copy/pasted Jake Parker's response to a similar question in the post: http://forum.svslearn.com/topic/3196/where-to-start
This is a great path for drawing & painting overall.
Hello @Annemieke! Welcome to SVSlearn.
Future versions of SVS will have course paths for artists to take depending on if they want to get into illustration, children's books, concept art, storyboarding, comics, etc.
But for now this list below should get you going in the right direction:
PHASE 4: Characters
DRAWING HEROES AND SIDEKICKS
DRAWING VILLAINS AND MONSTERS
POSING CHARACTERS - CHILDREN'S BOOK EDITION
STYLIZING HUMAN CHARACTERS
BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTER DESIGNS
Also watch all the critique sessions you can. You'll learn a TON from those. There's hours of critiques we did for 3rd Thursday webinars you can see here.
And watch the demos too. There's a lot to learn there as well.
Hope that helps!
@alfredbaudisch GREAT! So glad to help!
BTW, since the forums can populate quickly, I decided to post that list to my blog so it is easy for me (and others) to find (even though you can bookmark things here). In case it helps, it's here:
Also, here are the SVSLearn Team Websites & Social Media Account Links:
You can also just go to http://quietyell.com/ramblings/ and scroll until you find what you want.