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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

Do you need an iPad Screen protector?

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 screen from dust, provides a paper-like feeling when using the Apple Pencil, reduces glare, etc, etc, etc, the list goes on. Here I will be

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Adding a texture image

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

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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Colored Pencils

Fast, easy background with colored pencils

Story of my life: I wanna draw a detailed portrait with a background, but I don’t want to spend countless hours on the background itself. Why? Because I cannot afford spending that many hours (time-wise), because drawing a background is boring and it drives me nuts and because the focal

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Will Smith as the Genie
Colored Pencils

Drawing Will Smith as the Genie from “Aladdin”

I watched the 2019 “Aladdin” movie only recently (yep, yep, yep, shame on me, I know…) and I immediately fell in love with everything! Which says a lot, because I have not been a huge fan of Disney remakes lately. Drawing Will Smith as the Genie came naturally! Not without

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Art discussion

Running low on art supplies? No problem!

Today is the 22nd of March 2020, and like the rest of the World I am stuck home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Being primarily a colored pencil artist, I am already beginning running low on art supplies. Cannot buy from local stores, everything’s shut down and I cannot order,

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