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Clip Studio Paint by Example

By : Ludovico Serra
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Clip Studio Paint by Example

By: Ludovico Serra

Overview of this book

Clip Studio Paint is powerful art software that can help you create artistic work with its in-built material organizer, 3D integration, and group work features. It also provides other features that can speed up the workflow of illustrators, concept artists, and comic artists. With Clip Studio Paint by Example, you’ll learn how to use CSP effectively for a wide variety of artistic purposes. The book starts by helping you create the right workspace for concept art, illustration, and comics. You’ll create a brush, set up a canvas, and develop an auto-auction. Along with covering how to work with CS Modeler that comes bundled with CSP, this book shows you how to import and rig characters easily. You’ll then create reusable changeable scenes and a 3D human character in Blender before exploring concept art, illustrations, comics, and how to create your own portfolio. The book features a glossary with brief explanations of all the main CSP functions. The focus of the book is not on drawing or painting but on helping you enhance your artistic skills using Clip Studio Paint to create an impressive portfolio. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to use the impressive capabilities of CSP to create beautiful digital art in a productive way.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Creating your comic portfolio

Ironically, a comic portfolio is the easiest to create. You export all your pages, and that's your portfolio. OK—we can move on to the next heading. Don't worry—I'm joking (more or less).

A comic artist needs to show that they can work well and can maintain consistent work for a long period of time.

There are two kinds of comic artist, as follows:

  • A freelance comic artist, whereby they're paid when they submit an entire volume. These artists don't have contracts binding them to a single company.
  • A contract comic artist, whereby they go to a company and are hired by them.

Those two types have different approaches and modus operandi. In the first case, you submit your work to a publishing house. The publishing house will have their own submission rules, so be sure to check them. For the contract type, you would send a bunch of pages (around 10-20) and wait to be contacted. Now, remember that if you...