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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)

Introduction to comics

Making comics is a really hard job, and completely different from making illustrations. Why?

I can quote Scott McCloud in his Understanding Comics book, which is a book that every serious comic artist needs to read. McCloud defines comics as:

"Juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer."

This quote means that you create two or more images that are in a sequence, but not entirely for narrating a story. For example, the artist Moebius sometimes doesn't narrate a story, strictly speaking, but still makes comics. To help you understand this concept a little better, silent books are not regarded as comics, but we can all agree that we read the book by looking at images juxtaposed in a deliberate order. If you put multiple images on a single page, it's definitely a comic, and I'm certain of that, but if it's only one image per page...