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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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Technical issues

iPad Pro 2015 vs iPad Pro 2020 – Do you really need to upgrade?

With technological advances, new devices are coming out every year, but … do you really need to upgrade?  I studied electrical engineering and computer science at university and I come from a generation that started off with floppy disks (I guess I just gave up my age, yep, I’m ancient!),

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Scratches on iPad screen protector
Digital

Do you need an iPad Screen protector?

After using my iPad non-stop for several years (for heavy-duty design/illustration work, I might add!) I decided to get on the iPad screen protector wagon! What is an iPad Screen protector? It is a thin protective membrane that is placed on top of your iPad screen and supposedly protects the

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Adding a texture image
Digital painting

How to add texture to your digital paintings

Today I will be talking about how to add texture to your digital paintings. Although I paint in procreate app, the same principles apply to photoshop as well.  I love digital painting, creativity options are endless, BUT it comes with a drawback, especially if you are a beginner. It is

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Lost data
Technical issues

Filmic Pro lost videos (and what can you do)

Filmic pro is my favorite video app, which I use extensively to film my videos. It is easy to use and I can easily export my high quality videos to a video editor, so that I can eventually publish them. But filmic pro has some really frustrating bugs… which lead

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How to create male skin with graphite
Graphite

Male skin with graphite

Hello everyone! Oh my Gosh, is it July already?? (And it’s almost over!) Damn Coronavirus! Left me with an enormous load of work and I have neglected my blog. Anyways, here I am with a much anticipated tutorial: how to draw male (textured) skin with graphite pencils. Let’s break down

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