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How to draw rocks?

Rocks are common elements in nearly every landscape. On a small scale, they are stones and on a considerable scale, they are mountains. They certainly add interest to any landscape and are great opportunities to add a different texture to a scene. But their complicated shadows and irregular shapes pose a challenge. So how to draw rocks? These key points…
5 Reasons Why Planning Is Important
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December 18, 2022

5 Reasons Why Planning Is Important

We all have goals. This gives us vision and motivation, and that's what keeps us alive. But how to achieve these goals and dreams? It is said that a goal without a plan is just a dream. So what is planning, and why is this so essential to success? Here I am going to write about 5 good reasons why planning…
Perspective Illustration in Procreate
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Perspective Illustration in Procreate

Perspective is the key to almost any drawing or sketch, as well as many paintings. It is one of the fundamentals you need to understand to create realistic and believable scenes. Luckily, digital art made everything so much easier by providing endless possibilities with different tools. Procreate has a super handy perspective drawing guide feature that easily applies this structure to your work. I am…
5 Easy Drawing Ideas
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5 easy drawing ideas

Sometimes I spent more time thinking about what to draw than drawing itself. It can be challenging to come up with new ideas. The key is to draw things that interest you, as you will be more likely to stick with them, and before you know it, those skills will come. You’ll even start developing your own style, which is fantastic!…
Botanical Illustration
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Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration has a long history and dates back long before cameras were developed. This was the only way of visually recording the world’s many species of plant life. Even today, when it’s easier than ever to take photos thanks to cell phones, botanical images have a role to play. These kind of illustrations are usually used in botanical or…
Get started with AutoCAD
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Get started with AutoCAD in a Quick and Easy Way

As architects and engineers, we are often using AutoCAD for drafting floor plans, sections, elevations, layouts, and product manufacturing drawings. If you’ve ever tried it out before, you’ll think that the software seems advanced if you don’t know what you’re doing. But I personally believe this is one of the easiest software to learn like SketchUp. Here is what I can say about…
How to get started with digital art
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How to get started with digital art

I am both a traditional and digital artist and I find it very difficult to choose which medium I love the most. Moving to digital art was not really easy after years of making traditional illustrations. I remember that I had no idea how to get started with digital art as everything seemed so overwhelming. When you start looking into…
Understanding layers in Photoshop
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Understanding layers in Photoshop

Understanding layers in Photoshop was one of the things that seriously changed the quality of my works. As I said it previously in this Procreate post, the layer tool is used by artists with almost every project. Learning how to use them is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your digital art skills. In this post,…
Understanding layers in Procreate
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Understanding layers in Procreate

Understanding layers in Procreate was one of the things that seriously changed the quality of my works. This tools is used by artists with almost every project. Learning how to use them is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your digital art skills. I have shared another post about Layers in Photoshop. In this post, we'll…
- 15 things architecture school taught me
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15 things architecture school taught me

Architecture is a beautiful mix of art and engineering. This field can be so satisfying yet overwhelming. There was multiple times when I had no idea what I was doing but in the end I was always happy with my works ! This is a really wide field (which is awesome and scary at the same time!) and there are…
My top 10 Favorite Mechanical Pencils
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My top 10 Favorite Mechanical Pencils

I think you all know I love drawing right? Well I also love discovering and trying new art supplies! As I mostly use mechanical pencils in my sketches, I have tried a lot of them in my life. They have different form, weight, materials, some of them are more expensive than the others, some of them are better for writing…
Trees Drawing Tutorials
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Trees Drawing Tutorials

If you have been following me for a while, you probably know how much I love drawing trees! When I don't know what to draw, that's what I do. Probably because there isn't a perfect and unique way to draw a tree, I find it really relaxing and satisfying. So, this post is going to be about trees drawing tutorials!…
Renders : From SketchUp To Lumion
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Renders : From SketchUp To Lumion

Hi! In this post I want to talk about my Renders : From SketchUp to Lumion. How I import, change materials, add trees, furnitures, play with the camera settings aaaand take wonderful renders! Of course, everybody has different ways of showing and presenting their design. The things that I am going to tell you are all about my own projects…
Lumion For Architects
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Lumion For Architects

Hi! In this post I wanted to talk about Lumion for architects, the pros and cons according to my own experience. Lumion is a 3D rendering software made especially for architects. No matter if you’re working on interiors, residential, urban exteriors or landscapes, Lumion brings life to your model! Actually, this software is really close to a video game! You…
SketchUp For Architects and Designers
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SketchUp For Architects and Designers

Hi! In this post I wanted to talk about SketchUp for architects and designers, the pros and cons and for what I use it. SketchUp is a 3D modeling CAD computer program used by professional and amateurs. You can use it for architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. I even use it…
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Step by step mountain drawing

Heyy! This post will be about step by step mountain drawing. I really really love drawing mountains. I shared some tutorials before, but now this is going to be more detailed in this post, with a lot of step by step illustrations and also videos of the drawing process. Yes.. This is perfect for beginners! Beside, learning how to draw…
8 Step By Step Examples Of Two Point Perspective Drawing
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8 Step By Step Examples Of Two Point Perspective Drawing

Hello and welcome! This post will be about 8 step by step examples of two point perspective drawing. I will not explain anything specific, but just let you analyze my drawing process. If you want to know more about two point perspective drawing,  you can find the basic rules and also free downloadable exercises in my previous post here. If…
Two Point Perspective Drawing
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Two Point Perspective Drawing

In my latest post about one point perspective drawing, I explained the basic rules of perspective illustrated with different examples. Now, I am going to do the same but for two point perspective drawing. Let's start! Things To Know Drawing Of A Square Using Two Point Perspective Drawing Of A Box Using Two Point Perspective Easy House Drawing Using A…
One Point Perspective Drawing Railroad
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One Point Perspective Drawing

Perspective is the key to almost any drawing or sketch, as well as many paintings. It is one of the fundamentals you need to understand in order to create realistic and believable scenes. This is used to give three dimensions to a drawing because it allows us to see the depth in an image and understand the distance between the objects, making it more interesting than a flat image.…
highlights shadows and cast shadows in drawings
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Highlights, Shadows and Cast Shadows in Drawings

In my latest post, I explained the importance of highlights and shadows and the main rules you need to know. But this post will be about highlights, shadows, and cast shadows in drawings, with many examples of cast shadows. I will explain the geometry behind the process if you want to give a sense of realistic volume and depth to your drawings. Remember to download the PDF where you can try these examples by…
Hagia Sophia Highlights and Shadows in Drawings and Paintings
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Highlights and Shadows in drawings and paintings

Once you finish drawing basic outlines, the next step is adding shadings to give a sense of believable form and three-dimensionality. The more I practice, the more I realize how important it is to understand Highlights and Shadows in drawings and paintings! This is an essential skill to develop as you work your way toward creating more realistic artwork.  If you ever feel frustrated about your…
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Digital Drawing with Procreate

Hi! I would like to share my opinion and experience, and also answer some questions here about my digital drawing with Procreate! This amazing software helped me to sketch or paint digitally in my last projects. While my heart will always be tied to traditional art supplies, I love the possibilities Procreate provides. I love being able to experiment with…
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Drawing with the ZIG Kurecolor Twin Markers

Let us talk about my favourite markers and how is drawing with the ZIG Kurecolor Twin Markers! I found these in a shop in Istanbul first, so I bought one and then two, and after few days of trying them I bought new colors. And each time I was going to this shop I bought more and more. Although they…
My architectural boards, software for technical drawings and renderings
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My architectural boards

You know that the design of the board is as much as important as the project itself! By showing some of my architectural presentation boards ,  I am going to write in this post about what I have learnt with time about the presentation boards (specially from my mistakes and bad jury presentation processes!) and the softwares I use. I…
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Materials I use for my drawings

I am going to talk in this post about the materials I use for my drawings!  Most of the questions I receive are about this and my every time answer is: pencil and paper are the starting materials for drawing! That is all what you really need! With time, you will want to try out different techniques and new materials. …
Watercolor Painting Practices
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My Watercolor Paintings Practices

My Watercolor Paintings Practices (using VanGogh and, Windsor and Newton watercolors) The main reason I like watercolor is that there are so many things you can try! It is so easy to mix all the colors you want, to use different brush tips to try some effects and you don't even need to make it perfect! I am going to…
How did I get better at drawing
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How did I get better at drawing?

A lot of you have been showings me your sketches and asked me how did I improve my drawings skills. Well with a lot of practice of course! It takes some time to learn a skill and to develop it. But after a while, you will see that it just get better and better! It’s all about motivation and practice!…
Perspective Drawings Practices Rules
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Perspective In Drawings

Perspective in Drawings Perspective in drawings is a useful skill to learn if you want to understand how to create realistic space in a drawing.  I believe this is one of the most important part of a drawing, painting or whatever. It allows you to give depth (3D effect) of a space and it actually capture the way we see…