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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)

Creating character concept art

  1. Creating a character is more about the emotional response that the character gives than the skill of the rendering used. A good example of this is Sans of Undertale by Toby Fox, which is practically a couple of pixels... But we can all agree it had a more emotional response out of the fandom than some other AAA games.

    So, what creates a good character design? It's how much the concept behind the character aligns with the drawing you make.

    Usually, a concept is a couple of lines of text. For example, here's the concept of the Doomguy of the Doom series:

    "A man who is literally too angry to die"

    It's not the real concept, but we can all agree it's spot on. In the case of my smith, his concept is this:

    "A smith in his 40s, widower, and with a daughter"

    So, translated into some key points and made into a checklist, it's something like this:

    • Dad (single dad)
    • Some emotional baggage
    • Not in the prime of his life
    • Smith

I now...