Monika Zagrobelna
Poland
I'm a Polish artist with a long experience in doing useless, but creative things. Since I realized how bad I was after all these years, I decided to take fate into my own hands and actually study things in order to draw them properly. My tutorials are the result of thorough studies - I hope they help you as they helped me!
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Learn to Draw: Stage One, Manual SkillsHow to draw prev
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    Do you want to learn how to draw? Here's how to make the very first step. In this tutorial you'll find a bit of theory and a lot of practice on a beginner level. If you're just starting using a graphics tablet, or you want to change your primary hand, you're welcome, too!Read More…
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    Draw Your Mind Out: How to Create Without ThinkingCreate without reference preview
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    How to draw something you have never seen? How to create on the fly, without a reference, when you're not experienced yet? How to bring your ideas out and make them believable for you and others? It's easier than you think!Read More…
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    Harness the Elements: Paint Liquid Water in All Its FormsPaint water prev
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    Following on from our previous tutorial on frozen water, now you'll learn how to render liquid water in many forms—drops, lakes, puddles, rain, and waterfalls—using advanced tricks from Adobe Photoshop.Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans and GharialsCrocodile prev
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    Learn how to draw the members of crocodilia family. Get to know their anatomy, understand their movement, and find out what the formula for their scales is—all this to create them properly in every pose you wish, without any reference.Read More…
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    How to Paint a Polish Winged Hussar in Adobe PhotoshopPaint hussar prev
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    Learn how to paint a legendary Polish warrior! And, along the way, get familiar with planning a picture, shading it in grayscale and adding vivid colors afterwards.Read More…
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    How to Create a Walking Kitten Animation In Adobe PhotoshopWalking kitten prev
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    Create a very simple, smooth animation using Photoshop tools to make it easier and faster. You don't need to be good at drawing for this!Read More…
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    Harness the Elements: Paint Frozen Water in All Its FormsPaint water prev
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    Learn how to create icicles, falling and lying snow, frost, ice, and hail in Adobe Photoshop without carefully painting them. Learn a whole bunch of useful tricks to use for your projects!Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: Kangaroos and KoalasDraw marsupials prev
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    Today you're going to learn about two species of an extraordinary family of marsupials, kangaroos and koalas. Prepare for weird stuff like 2-in-1 toes, tail-legs, double thumbs, and foot-thumbs!Read More…
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    Why Is It So Hard to Draw From Imagination? Here's How to Do It!Drawing from imagination prev
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    Can you draw from a reference, but not from imagination? Are you constantly frustrated because of that? In this article I'll show you the reason for it and, most importantly, how to overcome it.Read More…
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    Design a Model Sheet of a Werewolf Warrior in Adobe Photoshop: PaintingColor character design prev
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    A model sheet presents a character accurately, but it lacks the aliveness of a dynamic picture. I'll show you how to paint the whole character, so that it can be used along with its model sheet.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design and Draw a Model Sheet of a Werewolf WarriorDesign werewolf character prev
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    Let's see the full process for designing a character and creating its model sheet. We'll go through step by step, from the analysis of the commission and research of the topic through to the design and the full execution of the idea.Read More…
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    Create a Crystal Beast Concept Art Work in Adobe PhotoshopDesign crystal beast prev
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    A painting can be fast, or it can be polished. Isn't there any compromise? Can't you really paint something quickly and get a neat effect? Let's find out!Read More…