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March 24, 2019 0 Comments Tutorial

How to Draw a Big Cat Head

I’ve been studying feline heads for a few years now with a goal to understand them completely, to be able to create new species without any references. If this alone wasn’t difficult enough, I also wanted to develop a “recipe” that could potentially be used for other mammals, or the carnivores at least. I think…

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March 7, 2019 0 Comments Artwork, Tutorial

Realistic Spyro Painting Process

I’ve never played Spyro, but recently I’ve been watching my husband play the reignited edition and I started to wonder how Spyro would look if he was a “real” dragon. So here’s my idea. I also recorded the process, so you can watch how it was created. I made it sped up enough to keep…

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February 19, 2019 0 Comments Tutorial

Bird Wings Animation: Tutorial + Template

Some time ago I started to create a simple animation of bird wings, just to remind myself how they work. I worked on it in my free time, and it grew from something simple to something quite neat, so I decided to create a mini tutorial out of it. I also created a PSD file…

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January 27, 2019 0 Comments Deconstruction, Tutorial

Red Dragon Head: Process + Video

Recently I found this photo of earless monitor lizards, and I loved how dragon-like their scales looked, so I decided to study them. But to make it more interesting, I decided to paint these scales on a dragon instead of simply copying the lizards. The final result looks quite cool, although I’m still quite far…

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January 1, 2019 0 Comments Deconstruction, Tutorial

Dragon Head: Process

I’ve painted this dragon without any real plan, but it looks like I found a cool method for painting scales without any special ambient occlusion layer. I’ve prepared some notes I’d like to share with you, although it’s not a real tutorial yet (I have a few issues to solve first before I can safely…

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December 16, 2018 0 Comments Tutorial

The Fastest Method of Digital Painting

This is not going to be a full fledged tutorial, but rather a quick presentation of how digital painting can be tackled for the fastest results. I’ll use my recent painting of Scar as an example. Step 1 Prepare your sketch. It doesn’t need to be a super clean piece of line art, but it…

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November 22, 2018 0 Comments Artwork

Harpy eagle tiger

I finally found time to color this drawing. I should create artworks this way more often—traditional drawing and shading, then digital coloring. It makes things so much faster, and still very satisfying. Actually, even more satisfying than normal painting, because it looks “almost finished” right from the start.

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November 20, 2018 0 Comments News

Get a tablet for Christmas!

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 19, 2018 0 Comments News

Inktober drawings sale

Last year I hosted a Get a Tablet for Christmas contest—a chance for young, poor artists to get into digital art. I bought two models of Wacom Intuos Draw S for two artists, but there were many more entries. That’s why I’d love to host such a contest again! However, this year was not so…

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