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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)

Creating a painterly illustration

In this section, we will see how to create a basic paintbrush, or a more textured one, and how to use them. Plus, I will show you your greatest ally, the gradient map.

Creating a paintbrush

Creating a painterly illustration is half taking precise steps and half intuition that is based on training regarding which color to choose or the type of brushwork style to use.

For a painterly style, you don't need a fancy brush if you're a beginner; you can use your workhorse brush with the Color mixing settings on. This is because, in painting, the most important part is not the texture but the color and shape of the strokes in relationship to each other. A good video talking about this is The best brush for digital painting by Sinix Design, which can be found on YouTube.

There are three color mixing options: Amount of paint, Density of paint, and Color stretch:

Figure 7.59 – Workhorse brush with color mixing options activated