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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)


Now you should know pretty much everything regarding comic creation here in CSP. You probably wanted to see how I created a comic page from scratch, which is something I like to see when I'm learning from another artist, but everything I have gone into (such as inking, coloring, and flatting) has already been covered in the cartoon illustration chapter. Just multiply this by 50 and you have it for comics. Here's what I did after the Drawing the storyboard heading:

  1. Loose pencils. I wanted to experiment a little bit at this stage, so they're more elaborate than they should be:

    Figure 8.86 – Loose pencils

  2. Tight pencils. To be honest here, I worked too much on the loose pencils and I realized it would be a waste of time doing tight pencils. This can happen sometimes.
  3. Inking:

    Figure 8.87 – Inked page

  4. Flats. I will not show these to you to prevent you from developing a headache!
  5. Base colors:

    Figure 8.88 – Flat colors

  6. Shading: