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The Case against Photorealism

I am usually untouched by negative comments, I have come to a point that I simply do not care. And I don’t mean it in a disrespectful way, that I do not respect the opinion of others. I do, I really do. I just cannot waste my energy, my time

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Drawing Harry Potter - outlines
Tutorials

How to get Perfect Proportions

Well, the other day I posted a video tutorial on YouTube, on how to get perfect proportions, and like a total dork that I am… I forgot to update my blog! So, here is the written version. Better late than never, right?! How to get “perfect” proportions is a question

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Alpha Lock vs Direct Select
Digital painting

Alpha Lock vs Direct Select in Procreate

Today I will be explaining how I use “Alpha Lock” and “Direct Select” in procreate, two features that are indispensable if you are serious about drawing/designing in procreate. They can make a great difference, allow you to work faster, and are super easy to use! So, what is “Alpha Lock”?

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How to create a rain brush in procreate
Tutorials

How to create a Rain Brush in Procreate

How to create custom brushes is a question I get asked all the time. So here I am, spilling all my secrets! Today I will be showing you how to create a simple rain brush. Generally, there are many ways to create a brush, but I will be showing this

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How to split RGB channels in procreate
Digital

How to split RGB channels in procreate

Hello everyone! In today’s tutorial, I will explain how you can split RGB channels in procreate. I love procreate and I love that they are constantly improving the app and adding more features (so much, that my older tutorials become worthless after a while!). Naturally, I was super excited with

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Colored Pencils

Drawing Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow vol.4

Another Jack Sparrow from me, oh what a surprise! This is basically just a list of tools and materials, but since you … demanded this kind of posts, I am bringing them back. Jack Sparrow (portrayed by the genius Johnny Depp) is my favorite character of all time, so I

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Working with Caran D’Ache Luminance
Colored Pencils

Why I cannot love Caran D’Ache Luminance

I bet you weren’t expecting this. And I guess many of you will hate me for writing this blog post. But I cannot love caran d’ache luminance as much as I would have liked. And believe me, I tried to like them, I so much wanted to like them. I

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Grayscale to Color
Digital painting

Grayscale to Color Tutorial

Happy New Year everyone! Time flies! We just survived the second COVID-19 lockdown here, and now that kids are back to school it’s time for me to start writing again. We have a saying in Greece: “Shoemaker’s kids have no shoes”. And my talented web-developer husband, after having created websites

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Colored Pencils

Tools and materials – part2 (colored pencils)

This is a follow up to my previous blog post where I list all tools and materials I use for my graphite drawings. Here I am talking about what I use for my colored pencil drawings. Like, what I use all the time. Fortunately (for you!) I am the weird

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