Monika Zagrobelna
Monika Zagrobelna
December 3, 2021 0 Comments Deconstruction, Tutorial

Shadowbeast: The Making Of

Gothic was the first cRPG game I’ve ever played, and since then nothing really came close to it. Its world felt truly alive, not only thanks to the human characters, but also the variety of realistically designed creatures. Shadowbeast was the scariest of them—I still remember the awe I felt when seeing it for the…

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win a tablet for christmas
November 21, 2021 0 Comments News

Get a Tablet for Christmas, 5th Edition!

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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October 20, 2021 2 Comments Tutorial

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 color variations without having to draw the tiger from scratch each time. Today I’d like to share that base with you, for free—you can use it to create your own…

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August 27, 2021 0 Comments Deconstruction

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 did it, keep reading! 1. Sketch As always, I started with a very general sketch of the body, trying to capture the feeling of power and majesty. I paid special…

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August 13, 2021 0 Comments Tutorial

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 of that tutorial, and I’ve created a sped-up video out of it. I don’t usually draw in Photoshop, so this is a slightly different process than I’m used to, but…

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drawing to painting
July 11, 2021 0 Comments Tutorial

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 if you have a graphics tablet, it may be difficult to switch from the style you’re so familiar with to the the more painterly one. In this tutorial I’ll show…

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July 4, 2021 2 Comments Tutorial

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 thee animals are more similar than they seem at first glance! Skeleton Although bones are mostly hidden from view, understanding their location and shape will help you understand the location…

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June 6, 2021 2 Comments Tutorial

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 simplified to make them more useful as artistic references—if you’re looking for veterinary-level accuracy, I suggest you use a professional anatomy atlas instead. Skeleton Although bones are mostly hidden from…

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April 11, 2021 0 Comments Tutorial

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 texture on it, shading fur is another pair of shoes. And to make matters worse, fur comes in different variants, and each requires a different approach! In this tutorial I’ll…

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