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
    10 Basic Mistakes in Digital Painting and How to Fix Them10 digital painting mistakes prev
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    Do you want to learn digital painting? Or maybe you've already started to, but it turned out to be harder than you thought? I used to be a beginner too, and I remember basic mistakes I made that took me a long time to discover and solve. Read this article to get all that knowledge in a nutshell!Read More…
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    Harness the Elements: Paint Earth in All Its FormsPaint earth prev
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    Use Adobe Photoshop to create interesting and believable elements of nature: ground, stones, mountains, desert, and rock ledges. Use them to create great backgrounds for your characters!Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: Zebras and GiraffesDraw zebra giraffe prev
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    Today we're visiting Africa to learn about two unique species: the zebra and the giraffe. As always, we're going to take a look at their anatomy and learn about every little detail of them.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Five Uses of Coil DrawingColi drawing 1 6 prev
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    Discover a very simple technique that will solve five of your problems with drawing: copying proportions from a reference, achieving depth, creating interesting poses, achieving smooth lines, and getting ideas during art block.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Turn a Side View Into a 3D View in PhotoshopDraw quick prev
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    Do you feel limited by a simple side view, but perspective seems too complicated for you? There's a trick you can use to give your characters a new dimension!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Outsmart Perspective With the Mixer Brush Tool in Adobe PhotoshopQuick 3d tube prev
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    Do you want to draw animals with slim necks, snakes, long tails, and Eastern dragons, but they're very hard because of perspective? There's one tool in Photoshop that will let you avoid the biggest problems. It works like a 3D brush! Interested?Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Clean Up Your Traditional Drawings in PhotoshopClean scans preview
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    Did a bad scanner once again ruin your awesome pencil sketch? Couldn't you get a day sunny enough to take a good photo of it? If you're looking for a way to present your traditional art online just as it looks in reality, check this short tutorial!Read More…
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    How to Draw a Stick Figure: a Complex GuideDraw stickman prev
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    Beat your greatest drawing weakness with our complex guide! See this topic as you've never seen it before—learn everything about stick figure anatomy and impress your friends. You'll never say "I can't even draw a stick figure" anymore!Read More…
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    How to Learn to Draw: Stage Two, PrecisionHow to draw two preview
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    Do your proportions always look off, no matter what? Are you unable to copy a reference unless you trace it? Or maybe you feel your best pictures are a result of luck rather than intention? In this second part of beginner series, we're going to try to find a solution!Read More…
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    Harness the Elements: Paint Fire in All Its FormsPaint fire prev
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    Learn how to use Photoshop tools creatively to render various forms of flames, fire, and lava without painting them in a traditional way or using stock images.Read More…
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    The Secret to Realistic Painting: How to Master ValueValues preview
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    Are your colors lifeless when you're painting in grayscale first? Or maybe they're garish and mismatched when you paint without grayscale? Do you wonder why some pictures, though very sloppy and chaotic, look far more realistic than your refined, detailed pieces? It's all based on one thing—value.Read More…
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    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…