I’m Monika Zagrobelna, a freelance artist with passion for both learning and teaching. My specialty is drawing animals and fantastic creatures. Currently I have two main goals:

  • Understanding animal anatomy to the highest degree possible for an artist—being able to draw realistic creatures without a reference
  • Creating a kind of “3D rendering software” in my brain—being able to model and shade something photo-realistically without a reference

These goals are also linked to a third one:

  • Converting my knowledge into tutorials that make it possible for anyone to do what I do

I believe that creating tutorials is a type of art on its own, and I really enjoy the challenge of simplifying what I learned into a more beginner-friendly form. Whether you want to go back to drawing after many years, or speed up your current progress, I think you’ll find my blog very useful in your journey!

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My tools:

  • Sketchbook Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Wacom Cintiq 27QHD
  • iPad Pro 9.7″ + Apple Pencil