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 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…
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    Quick Tip: Outsmart Perspective With the Mixer Brush Tool in Adobe PhotoshopQuick 3d tube prev
    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
    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
    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
    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…