Monika Zagrobelna
Monika Zagrobelna
March 8, 2020 0 Comments Deconstruction

Shy baby Dragon: The Making Of

I’m still not confident enough in this method to create a full tutorial on it, but if you want, I can share my current process with you. Here’s how I painted my shy baby dragon in Autodesk SketchBook! 1. Sketch As always, I started with a loose sketch that presents the forms and the necessary…

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February 10, 2020 0 Comments Tutorial

Drawing 101: How to Draw Proportions

Proportions are probably the most important element of realistic drawing. No matter how much time you spend on your artwork, if you mess up the proportions, it will still look worse than a simple, yet proportionate sketch. In this tutorial I’ll show you why drawing correct proportions is so hard, and how to look at…

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December 25, 2019 0 Comments Deconstruction, Tutorial

A Shadow Cat: The Making of

Here’s how I paint my colored cats! Keep in mind it’s not a real tutorial, I just wanted to share my current process with you. Step 1: Sketch I used a reference to create a natural pose. I made sure to keep the body full of volume. If you want to learn how to do…

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December 15, 2019 0 Comments Uncategorized

Get a Tablet for Christmas: We’ve Got the Winner!

This year’s edition of Get a Tablet for Christmas is over, and it’s time to announce the winner—it’s Natasha from Bulgaria! If you participated, but haven’t won, don’t worry—I plan to organize this contest again next year, so there’s plenty of time to improve your traditional drawing skills to increase your chances! I’m not posting…

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November 26, 2019 0 Comments News

Get a Tablet for Christmas III

Digital drawing is amazing, but you can’t do it efficiently without a graphics tablet. The smallest ones are not expensive, but no cheap is cheap enough when you don’t have your own money, and your parents don’t take your passion for drawing seriously. They may not understand that this “toy” can affect all your future,…

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November 25, 2019 0 Comments Tutorial

Drawing 101: How to Draw Form and Volume

Drawing is an art of illusion—flat lines on a flat sheet of paper look like something real, something full of depth. To achieve this effect, artists use special tricks. In this tutorial I’ll show you these tricks, giving you the key to drawing three dimensional objects. And we’ll do this with the help of this…

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November 18, 2019 0 Comments Tutorial

Digital Drawing for Beginners: Color and Materials

If you want to become a digital artist, but you don’t know where to start, this series is for you! I’ll explain to you all the basics in an organized way, without assuming any prior knowledge about the topic. In this last part I’m going to show you how to paint different materials and different…

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November 1, 2019 0 Comments News

Inktober 2019 Drawing Sale!

Inktober 2019 has ended! 31 days of drawing, what a challenge! Being as disciplined as I am, I made it right to the end without skipping a beat. I’m tired, but also so proud! Here’s the result of my one-month work: If you liked some of the animals in particular, and would love to take…

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October 25, 2019 0 Comments Tutorial

How to Paint Realistic Scales Digitally

Dragons are my favorite subject to draw, but I don’t do it very often. Why? Because drawing scales is so time consuming! For many years I have searched for ways to draw scales faster without giving up on realism, and I think I have finally found it. I still have to warn you that it’s…

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