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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)

Chapter 7: Making Your Own Illustration

Now, before starting on what you will learn in this chapter, I need to say this one thing that might seem a little bit damaging to this book, at first glance:

Software doesn't matter.

This is my golden rule regarding everything I draw. What do I mean by this?

It means that I could make whatever I will show you in this chapter, Chapter 8, Creating Your Own Comic, and Chapter 9, Building Your Own Concept Art, in any other software, and so can you. So why should you keep reading? Because even if the software doesn't matter, the emotional response you have while producing your art is what really matters.

So yes, if you land an in-house job, you will probably need to use some specific software. But trust me, you just need to know where the brush tool, blur tool, and eraser are and that's it—you're good to go. But in day-to-day work, when no one is watching which software you're using, you should use what you...