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Free Tiger Body Base + Tutorial

When was working on the image below, first I prepared a “tiger base” with body features and shading, so that I could create all the…

Starry Lion: The Making Of

Here’s an artwork I created for the #drawthisinyourstyle challenge, using this amazing piece of chenandink as my inspiration. If you want to see how I…

10 Years of Artistic Progress: Before and After

In July 2011 I painted this nice heartwarming scene of a dragon mama with her baby. I was very proud of it at that time—I…

Drawing on an XP-PEN Artist Pro 16TP Tablet

Recently I’ve been commissioned to create a sponsored tutorial for XP-PEN, which you can find here. I’ve recorded the process of drawing the main illustration…

drawing to painting

How to Turn a Drawing Into a Painting

Drawing is cheap—all you need is a pencil and some paper. That’s why most of us have more experience in drawing than painting. So even…

Horse Anatomy for Artists: Skeleton and Muscle Diagrams

Last time I’ve created a set of feline anatomy diagrams, now it’s time for another popular animal—the horse. If you compare them, you’ll notice that…

Lion Anatomy for Artists: Skeleton and Muscle Diagrams

If you want to draw realistic felines, I’ve made a couple of handy diagrams for you! Keep in mind that these drawings have been intentionally…

How to Paint Fur: Short, Medium, Long, and Thick

Last time I showed you a simple method to shade in digital art. However, while it’s easy enough to shade something that doesn’t have any…

How to Shade in Digital Art: a Simple Method

There are countless ways of shading digital art—it’s one of the reasons why there are so many distinctive styles, even when the artist is trying…

I’ve Created an Animal Anatomy Course!

I’ve often been asked if I wrote a book about drawing animals, and I haven’t (yet), but this course is really close to it! It’s…

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