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!
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Defining and Valuing ArtWhat is art prev
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    What is art? Can it really be defined? And if not, how can it have any value? How to tell whether you're a bad or a good artist? In this article I'll explore one of the most mysterious topics of art, trying to define art itself.Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: Small Rodents and Their AnatomyHow to draw rodents prev
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    Learn how to draw small, cute rodents accurately. Starring: mice, rats, gray and red squirrels, chipmunks, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and chinchillas!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a T-Shirt Design for a Fantasy Association in Adobe Photoshop and IllustratorFantasy tshirt design prev
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    Design an attractive T-Shirt, from idea, sketching and planning to a clean vector. Learn how to shade using only two colors and no gradients—just what printers like!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe PhotoshopSpeedpaint concept prev
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    Can you speed paint a detailed design? In this tutorial I'll show you how to do it using only one simple brush and a bunch of useful techniques. Paint without thinking, and create on the fly!Read More…
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    Create Zombie Dragon Concept Art: Painting in Adobe PhotoshopPaint zombie dragon prev
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    Paint a complete creature using Layer Masks and Blending Modes. You'll learn how to paint clean and neat pictures without line art, but with ambient occlusion instead.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Zombie Dragon Concept Art: Design and SketchDraw zombie dragon prev
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    Dragons are scary, zombies are scary, and what's more frightening than an angry zombie dragon? In this tutorial you'll design and draw a complete monster from scratch, learning how to quickly create a believable anatomy for a non-existent creature. Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: BatsHow to draw bats prev
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    Traditionally at this time of the year, bats come into the spotlight. However, their media image is full of misconceptions and prejudice. They're seen as blood-thirsty vampires, or, at best, mean pests. In this tutorial we'll look at them from another angle—we'll get to know their anatomy and special features, and learn how to draw them properly in every position and shape. No need to be afraid, I promise!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Is Digital Art "Real" Art? Facts and Myths About Digital CreatingDigital art myths prev
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    Can you be a great digital artist when you don't how to draw with a pencil? Do you need expensive equipment for digital art? And what is the best way to learn it? The answers may be surprising!Read More…
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    Live Perspective: A New Approach to Depth in DrawingWhat is perspective prev
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    Perspective. The word freezes the blood in the veins of every aspiring artist (and even many of those who seem to be pretty good at what they do). Learn what perspective really is, and why we need it so much! Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: Dolphins, Whales and PorpoisesHow to darw dolphins preview
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    Whales are so similar to fish, especially to the shark family, that it's very easy to confuse their body traits when drawing. That's why we need to know them better to draw them properly. Follow me in a journey through the world of giant, intelligent, marine mammals—and learn to distinguish them from fish once and for all!Read More…
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    How to Draw Animals: Fish and SharksHow to draw fish prev
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    Learn everything you need to know about fish and sharks in order to draw them accurately.Read More…
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    The "Lazy" Way to Paint With Pixels in Adobe PhotoshopEasy pixel art prev
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    Learn a method to paint with pixels spontaneously, without measuring them one by one in Adobe Photoshop.Read More…