Monika Zagrobelna
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!
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Shade Black and White Realistically in Digital PaintingShading black white prev
    Colors are hard to handle, but black and white can be even harder! In this article I'll show you a couple of useful tricks to understand the nature of these two non-colors, and to use them in realistic painting.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: the Magic of Photoshop's Blend If Blend if tip prev
    There is one advanced tool of Photoshop that even professional artists seldom use. Do you want to see what it is and how to use it for your advantage?Read More…
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    Design and Draw a Mascot for Team AwesomeDesign mascot 4 8
    Learn how to create a symbolic creature for a brand with very simple steps. The brand it'll be created for will be... us!Read More…
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    Digital Drawing vs. Digital Painting: What the Difference Is and Why You Should Know ItDigitail drawing vs painting prev
    You can draw with a pencil, but when you grab a graphics tablet pen this skill seems to evaporate. Why does it happen? Why is digital drawing so much harder than "normal" drawing? There may be many reasons, and one of them comes from a misunderstanding of the definitions.Read More…
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    How to Create and Use a Set of Brushes for Digital Painting in Adobe PhotoshopCreate own digital brushes prev
    Make digital painting easier by creating a non-confusing set of brushes that you can use for most applications. I'll show you the full process of painting a fantastic creature with these six very simple brushes.Read More…
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    10 Drawing Myths That Block Your ProgressTen drawing myths prev
    Are you frustrated about your art? Discover ten popular misconceptions about drawing that may have a negative impact on your progressRead More…
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    Paint Realistic Long Fur Without a Fur Brush in Adobe PhotoshopLineless fur prev
    Do your painted animals look flat when you cover them with fur? In this tutorial I'll show you how to take control over fur without using complicated brushes, but also without drawing all the hairs one by one!Read More…
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    10 Basic Mistakes in Digital Painting and How to Fix Them10 digital painting mistakes prev
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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…