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by Matt Rota, Shadra Strickland and Jeff DiCiccio
Choose your favorite July 2014 calendar wallpaper to set as the background on your computer or tablet, and enjoy these inspired works by Craftsy's expert drawing instructors all month long!
Get whisked away to a sun-drenched seaside scene with Summer, a mixed media piece from New York-based illustrator and fine art instructor Matt Rota. In his popular Craftsy class Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor, Matt reveals the secrets to creating expressive mixed media artworks like this, including how to use line, color and texture to create pieces you'll be proud to show off!
Professional illustrator Shadra Strickland was inspired to create this dreamy piece, which evokes the sweet innocence of childhood summer, after watching Matt Rota's Mixed Media class. If you'd love to learn to create illustrations like this that will delight children everywhere, sign up for Shadra's Craftsy class The Art of the Picture Book.
Transport yourself to a stately chateau in France's famed Loire Valley with Grand Luce, France, by acclaimed architectural illustrator Jeff DiCicco. Transform your flat drawings to fully dimensional masterpieces like you see here with step-by-step guidance from Jeff in his Craftsy class The Art & Science of Perspective.