Loni Edwards

Illustration and Paintings in Digital, Watercolors and Ink

Will Terry’s How To Design A Drawing Video Tutorial

I was fortunate enough this week to be one of the lucky winners of the video tutorial series by illustrator/educator Will TerryHow to Design A Drawing is offered at Folio Academy for $29.99.

I own 3 other Will Terry video tutorials, and I can honestly say they are worth every penny and then some.  No where else on the web can you find such wonderful instruction at such a low price.  At least not that I have found.

In Digital Painting in Photoshop I & II, Will gives the student instruction on his basic Photoshop digital painting techniques.  He is clear, concise and knowledgable in his instruction.  Another point I want to make is that Will is very down to earth.  I have taken other courses before, and Will is by far the best online art instructor I have had.

In How to Illustrate Children’s Books, Will walks you through the thumbnail stage through to the final pieces of a book he designed.  It is very informative.  It is a great companion to some excellent books, such as Uri Shulevitz’s Writing With Pictures.

The newest video tutorial series is How to Design A Drawing.  I have only browsed the series and watched the first part.  So far, it is great. The series consists of 10 sections including: Why is Design Important?, Composing, Design Principles, etc. The whole 10 episodes combined is almost 3 hours long.

If you would like to browse these titles further please check out the Folio Academy.  It is a great resource that has quite a few tutorials for purchase including ones on watercolor, screen printing, digital painting, perspective, etc.


Note: I am in the affiliate program for folio academy. Links associated with this post will be credited to my site for a possible referral fee.

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  1. coralmoon 09/01/2012

    thanks for sharing Loni!

  2. Nina Crittenden 09/01/2012

    Ooh, congrats on winning, Loni! That’s the best! I have so much respect for those of you who are so skilled at working digitally, it all goes WAY over my head! Happy Monday!

    • Loni Edwards 09/01/2012

      Hi Nina,
      Thanks! Well, if you ever want to adventure in the digital realm, pick up one of Will’s videos. They are very helpful!

  3. Heather Kelly 09/01/2012

    These sound fabulous–I don’t have an ounce of drawing talent, but I might look into these when my daughter gets older. She’s six, and maintains that she is an ARTIST. And she is!!

    • Loni Edwards 09/01/2012

      Heather, that is a great idea! You are right, she IS and artist. If you give her the right tools, she will soar if she is following her passion. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Lynn Alpert 09/01/2012

    Congrats to you, Lonie! We’ll be learning this at the same time.

  5. Patricia Tilton 09/01/2012

    Congratulations Loni. There is only one thing missing in your comment — you also have to have artistic talent to begin with. I have none. I would love to be able to illustrate — such a gift!

    • Loni Edwards 10/01/2012

      Pat, a long, long time ago, I read a book by Betty Edwards. Drawing on the Right side of the Brain (or something like that). She believes that everyone is born with ability to draw. It’s the desire that is or isn’t there. If you have the desire, then you can draw. I like that idea. 🙂 So if you have the desire, then explore. Maybe you just haven’t found your right art niche yet. Thank you for the nice comment.

  6. khwhitaker 10/01/2012

    Congrats Loni, I was one of the lucky winners too. Will is really great to share his knowledge with us.

  7. Daslav Vladilo 10/01/2012

    great congrats ¡¡ always good to keep learning

  8. Sylvia Liu 11/01/2012

    I too was a lucky winner of his video and have just finished watching it and would like to add to what you’ve said. Very excellent video! I’ll be posting my review soon. 🙂

  9. paola 11/01/2012

    Congratulations, Loni!
    I’m sure you will make good use of it!
    So glad you visited me, I also miss the old times of blogging frequently and leaving comments, thanks 🙂

  10. Carol A. Bender 12/01/2012

    Congrats, and thanks for sharing.

  11. Sarah Frances Hardy 12/01/2012

    This sounds great! I’m self-taught on Photoshop, and I know that there’s so much more that I could be doing. These tutorials sound like just what I need!


  12. JenFW 12/01/2012

    I’m a writer, not an illustrator. Is it crazy that I’m interested in this training anyway?

    I’ve read Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, too, and I believe in my own artistic abilities, but I don’t think I’m a book illustrator. Although, maybe I want to be.

    Do you think there’s value for a writer in learning illustration? Just curious.

    I’m glad to learn about these videos. Thanks!

    • Loni Edwards 12/01/2012

      Yes! I do! I think I just might do a blog post with this thought in mind. Thank you for your comment and I hope you stop by soon. 🙂

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