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 Remove Lines From a Drawing: Convert a Drawing Into a Digital PaintingLineless painting prev
    You may be good at drawing, but painting without lines is a different thing. In this tutorial I'll show you how to use your drawing skills to turn a piece of line art into a beautiful, lineless painting. We'll also face the problem from your childhood—how to draw/paint expressively without crossing the lines?Read More…
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    How to Learn to Draw: Stage 3, Visual DatabaseImagination drawing prev
    Did you finish the previous part long ago, and now you're ready for a bigger challenge? Or maybe you're an artist guilty of saying, "I can't draw from imagination"? If you want to learn to draw without a reference, here I'll show you how.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Layer Mask vs. the Eraser Tool in Adobe PhotoshopEraser vs layer mask prev
    If you've ever wished that Photoshop had an anti-eraser tool to bring back the parts of your drawing you've erased by accident, I've got good news for you. Maybe it's not called an "anti-eraser", but it works exactly like this!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Remove the White Background From Line Art in Adobe PhotoshopQuick lineart prev
    When you draw your line art traditionally, you scan it with a white background. It doesn't matter on paper, but in Photoshop it's much more comfortable to have the lines only. Is there any way to remove the background and leave the clean line art intact?Read More…
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    Why You Shouldn't Get a Graphics TabletDont get tablet prev
    Do you love drawing, but you feel you'll never be good without a graphics tablet? Do you feel limited by your pencil? Do you struggle to create digital art with a mouse? Maybe there's no need to!Read More…
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    Drawing From the Shoulder vs. Drawing From the Wrist: Pros and ConsDrawing wrist shoulder prev
    Have you ever been told that drawing "from the wrist" is unprofessional, and that it's not what real artists do? What do you think, what's the reason for it? Is it truth, or maybe just a myth?Read More…
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    Harness the Elements: Paint Air in All Its FormsHarness air prev
    The last of the elements in our series may seem kind of boring, but that's not true at all! Join me to see how you can use air and atmosphere to give special effects to your paintings.Read More…
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    Paint Foxy From the Five Nights at Freddy's Series in Adobe PhotoshopPaint fnaf foxy prev
    Learn how to create a digital artwork from scratch, using only two simple brushes. Our special guest: Foxy from Five Nights at Freddy's!Read More…
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    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…