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Clip Studio Paint by Example

By : Ludovico Serra
Book Image

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)

Getting started with your illustration

I will create an illustration based on the next story of Bunnyfable, a personal comic project in which I tell modern dark fables, to show everything you need to know.

Creating an illustration, or whatever you're creating, is 99% of the time about preparation. So, it means that if you prepare a good workspace in advance, you find good references, and you have a pretty decent color palette, 99% of the time, your work is done even before starting. So, let's start with the first step.

Figure 7.1 – Every window I use

Those are all the windows I use for every job. Every workspace is just an iteration of these windows.

Setting up the workspace

When you work with an illustration, the things you need to be most concerned about are the following two things: color and reference. If you're doing a cartoon illustration, you need to add layers, because you will need to do some layer management.

Figure 7.2 – Illustration...