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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)

Making concept art for props

What is a prop? When I tried to search for the English translation of oggetti di scena, the Italian equivalent, I was surprised to find that prop is not an industry term such as rendering, but a term with synonyms and meanings in the normal English language. A definition that lets us understand what a prop is in concept art is provided here:

"Verb: (of a horse) come to a dead stop with the forelegs rigid."

No, wait…. Wrong one… Here's another definition:

"Verb: Support or keep in position"

OK—that's the right one… Props concept art is something that supports the rest of the production. It's the design of those little lamps in Kratos's home in God of War, the design of the swords of the Sun elves in The Dragon Prince, the shotgun in DOOM… Imagine DOOM without a shotgun!

Props concept art is about creating all those little things that give a flavor of your production. It&apos...