"I am taking the mixer brush course from Jill Johnson. I dabbled with the Mixer Brush before and discarded it. But this course is absolutely shocking and changes everything . . . To learn this from a pro artist like Jill Johnson is a game changer.
I cant believe what is possible. The best part is that I finally feel I am using Photoshop to the max.
This could be the best course I have ever taken. I feel my direction is now baked in stone."
~ David Beaubien (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"Wow! I really enjoyed Jill's training. The detailed instructions made it easy to follow and I loved working on the examples she included along the way. Working with this approach has provided hours and hours of pleasure and challenged me in the best way. Looking forward to playing more and learning more!"
~ Helen Anne Lemke (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"I absolutely loved these tutorials. Jill explains it all so well. Seeing the visual steps in the vids made all the difference to me. Thanks so much for the course! Jill does a fantastic job as an instructor."
~ Thysje Arthur (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"Thank you so much for the wonderful painting lessons. They are absolutely fantastic. As a teacher, I appreciate Jill's step-by-step, easy to follow directions. It is amazing that she has the viewer doing higher level techniques almost immediately, and with ease no less! The lessons are dynamic and lovely . . . and I especially like how Jill focuses on the direction of the brush strokes using the lights and darks of the painting, explaining both the how and when to use different types of strokes. I've never been taught that before and it really makes a difference, especially when doing hair or lace."
~ Janet Sipl (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"I have used the Mixer Brush for the last year or so, so I am not a total beginner ... yet I have still learnt something new through this training. A big thank you to Jill for her very comprehensive explanations and her valuable demonstrations. Thank you very much for this course, one of the best for me."
~ Claude Trew (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"Jill’s course has been fabulous. I fell in a heap a couple of years ago, and let my painting skills slide. Her clear teaching, her interesting, effective methods, and her great choices of practice images have been the best way to get back in the saddle. There is always something to learn from any course, even if you have a reasonable level of knowledge, but Jill throws in all sorts of little tips and tricks that others don't even think of."
~ Prue Wright (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"I just wanted to say just how much I enjoyed Jill’s Mixer Brush class. Her brushes were brilliant and I picked up a few tips and tricks, which I feel elevated my digital painting to a whole other level. This has inspired me to spend days simply creating."
~ Julie Powell (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)
"I have so enjoyed Jill’s classes. She is an excellent teacher — clear, easy to follow, and well-organized. She’s also extremely generous in sharing the tips and techniques that work for her, a trait some teachers seem reluctant to do. Her tutorial on 'Adding Artistic Finishing Touches' is an absolute inspiration. I’m anxious to try some of her workspace organization ideas —tips I’ve never heard before. I love to watch her as she paints, particularly how she adds her own painterly touches."
~ Dawn Thurston (AWAKE/KAIZEN Artist)