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Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor (DVD + Streaming)

$49.99

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Description

Explore fun, approachable exercises with guidance from professional illustrator Matt Rota and discover the thrill of creating a composition and completing it with color, texture and contrast.

Learn to use a pen and nib to create a variety of marks and line widths, each with its own visual language. Add the brush to create washes, tones, and drybrush textures, then add watercolor to the mix to lead the viewer’s eye into compelling atmospheric space. Master these fundamental techniques and more while you discover the secrets to successful still lifes, portraits and landscapes!

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Getting Started (18:20)
Meet Matt Rota and learn about pens, ink and brushes and how to handle them. He’ll also help you avoid some common mistakes.

Line (27:23)
Discover the line variation and mark-making possibilities of pen and ink as you define a sketch with inked contour lines.

Value & Tone With Pen (25:36)
Learn to build form and dimension with hatching and crosshatching. Choose to work from Rota’s provided portrait or use your own.

Value & Tone With Brush (18:02)
Explore smooth brushwork as you create texture and shadow with dry-brushing and ink washes.

Exploring Depth (35:29)
Using both pen and brush, explore space, depth and scale as you render a landscape.

Watercolor Wash (28:45)
Enhance your pen and ink drawings with watercolor. Rota demonstrates how to use color in harmony with linear marks to add emphasis and mood to your piece.

Compositing an Image (34:17)
Combine elements of multiple photographs to create new, imaginative compositions that tell a story. Rota shows how to choose your horizon and work from there to build up your drawing with both pen and watercolor.

Your Instructor

Matt Rota

Matt Rota is a New York-based illustrator and fine artist specializing in narrative technique with watercolor and ink media. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in fine art and illustration at the School of Visual Art in New York City and The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. His clients include The New York Times, McSweeney’s, The Washington Post and other publications. He has received recognition and numerous awards and was listed as one of the top 200 illustrators in the world by Lurzer’s Int’l Archive.

Bonus Materials


Mixed Media - Class Materials

Bonus materials available after purchase

FAQ

How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.

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