Let's do some art! – How to make mixed media illustration

Anna Horváth, fine art, illustration, graphic design

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6 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. 01 Introduction

    • 2. 02 About illustration

    • 3. 03 Background

    • 4. 04 Add layers

    • 5. 05 Find shapes

    • 6. 06 Say goodbye


About This Class


Hi, I'm Anna Horváth, mixed media artist, graphic designer, illustrator. 

In this class I will take you through the whole project of making a mixed media canvas as a first step of an outstanding illustration.

As there are no rules (or not really) in mixed media, I will show one of my favorite technics. Mixed media for me is about making experimentations with different materials and technics. Probably your final art piece will be completely different from mine and it is good like that. I show you my making process and guidelines, my favorite art supplies and material choices.

The main skills to learn during that class:

– Making background in some easy steps – you will learn an easy but effective technique to make a background – with painting tips and colour choices.

– Composition involving other materials like "accidentally" painted scraps of paper – you will learn some simple composition guidelines, the using of different materials and how to apply  them.

– The importance of finishing touches that makes the art "shine" – I will show you how important the final touches are to make your creation more exciting and eye-catching.

When we finished I'll show you with some examples how I used these art pieces as a part of an illustration.

This is my first video class and I’m very curious how my explanations go through and come to life in your art pieces.

I will pay attention to give a feedback to everyone and I would be happy to help if needed. Please feel free to ask, upload some work in process photos and the final art pieces! 

... and the most importantly: have fun!