December 2022

Tips of the Month

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The themes for this round were Techniques for finishing works with blending modes and Festive feasts. Submissions for the next Tips of the Month have already started! We are looking forward to your entries!

Out of the Tips posted between Dec 1, 2022 to Jan 5, 2023, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

Video Award

  1. This tips provides guidance on which blending modes to choose when adding final touches to an illustration. All the explanations in the pictures were very detailed and good. We found the final image explaining the characteristics and common usage of blending modes particularly useful.

Gold Award

  1. This tutorial will help you understand the appeal and practical use of blending modes. In particular, the methods are presented in an easy-to-understand manner, with abundant examples of how to use them at each stage of shading, highlighting, and adding effects to finish character illustrations.
  2. Here are four tips for final touches that can enhance your work, from lighting to shadows. The guide's images allow you to see the effect of each blending mode and include easy-to-understand explanations.

Silver Award

  1. This artist uses their original images to explain the effects and uses of blending modes in an intuitive way. With this Tips, gradient sets from Clip Studio Assets, and blending modes, you can create even more finishing effects for your work.
  2. This guide uses charming artwork to demonstrate how to use blending modes in a practical way. The video explanations are easy to understand and are highly recommended for any beginners out there.
  3. From the question "What are blending modes?" to how each one is applied, this tutorial explains everything in detail. If you follow along and try out the effects introduced here, you will gain a good sense of how to use each mode in your work.
  4. This Tips shows how to create a group of characters enjoying a feast under the fireworks from sketch to finishing touches. It shows how to dynamically present the fireworks in a way that frames the focal point of the illustration, a festive feast.
  5. Both the video and article introduce blending modes in a lively and exciting way. The cute, original artwork draws you in and makes you want to try them out for yourself.

Bronze Award

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