March 2020

Tips of the Month

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Out of the Tips posted between March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

This month’s theme was Drawing a Webtoon-style comic, Pattern Making, and Monochrome Art. There were many useful techniques introduced for drawing Webtoons, from creating the right canvas to image construction. Any artist interested in creating webcomics and webtoons will find them of great reference. In Pattern Making, you will find methods for seamless pattern creation and application with Clip Studio Paint. The content is not only applicable to comics and illustrations but also 3D design. The Monochrome art section features a wide range of tutorials, including those on traditional Asian ink painting, comic/manga style, and photo processing.

Video Award

  1. This artist pulled from their experience of turning multi-page comics into vertically scrolling webtoons to create this Tips. We found the section on rearranging for webtoon format particularly helpful for those who would like to create webcomics that are compatible with both comic formats.
  2. If you are interested in creating materials using original patterns, please watch this video! With a gentle and careful narration, this tutorial will guide you through the steps, so you can learn how to make wonderful patterned materials, stress-free. After enjoying the video, you'll want to start making your own seamless patterns too!
  3. This video introduces many techniques needed to draw monochrome illustrations. Even if you're not good at drawing, Clip Studio Paint is a great way to challenge yourself and process photos into monochrome illustrations. Of course, this article is also full of techniques that can be applied to your own illustrations.
  4. Find out how to draw the monochrome illustration that suits you with this easy-to-understand video tutorial! It explains the basic functions of Clip Studio Paint, such as pens, frames, inking, fills, brushstrokes, and 3D tools, which are all used to draw a page of a webcomic. If you're considering drawing comics, this should be the first Tips you read.

Gold Award

  1. If you're feeling a little intimidated by the idea of creating a webtoon, we recommend reading this tutorial. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of how to layout frames, use 3D figures, and other useful knowledge for making webtoons in Clip Studio Paint.
  2. This article covers how to draw with digital India ink brushes available from Clip Studio Assets. Gifs and videos introduce how to use brushes to create traditional ink-style paintings in a clear, easy to understand way. Learn traditional India ink painting techniques and deepen your understanding of India ink painting with its skillfully drawn illustrations.
  3. There were a lot of entries about webtoons, but this one caught our attention because it focuses on the characters, the story, and use of color. The end of the tutorial also shows how anyone can easily share their own webtoon using Clip Studio Share.

Silver Award

  1. Decorate your room easily with patterns you designed yourself! It's fun to read about adding decorations to floors, walls, and carpets to create a room that's unique to you. If you find a pattern you like in this tutorial, you can even download it and try it out for yourself!
  2. This Tips shows us the process of making a cute food pattern. Both its text and video are compact, allowing you to learn how to make simple patterns in a short period of time. We recommend it if you would like to create your own patterns. It also describes how to use it, which is a great way to get motivated to make patterns.
  3. This tutorial shows how to digitally paint a Chinese painting. It covers how to set up a brush, draw lines, and how to blend in order to recreate an inked painting in Clip Studio Paint. You'll soon want to add calligraphy effects to make your artwork even more appealing!
  4. This tutorial introduces how to make very colorful and cute pattern materials from the line drawing of a cat. It includes explanatory videos so the explanation is easy to follow and understand.
  5. This tutorial shows how to create seamless textured patterns. It shows how to pull patterns from photographs, turn them into vector layers, and make them natural. The accompanying video illustrates how to create and wrap patterns around 3D objects to make them look more realistic and is a must-see.
  6. This tutorial describes an artist's experience and helpful precautions for those who are creating webtoons on computers with poor performance. It provides many techniques to reduce the number of layers, and advice for finishing your work quickly in order to avoid computer crashing.
  7. This is a reassuring course for Webtoon beginners that teaches how to draw Webtoons from scratch. The author recommends Clip Studio Paint features for each step of the process. If you read the article and watch the video, you'll be perfectly prepared to create your first Webtoon!
  8. This tutorial explains how to use Clip Studio Paint and Adobe Illustrator to create seamless patterns. It explains what to consider when creating a pattern, such as the size of the image and the arrangement of pattern elements. In particular, it shows how to use grids in Clip Studio Paint to set up your patterns easily.
  9. This tutorial introduces how to create endless patterns, such as damask or wood grain, without visible border crossings. They utilize layer properties, such as image material layers and file objects, and can be used in a variety of applications such as illustrations, 3D, and backgrounds.
  10. This unique tutorial analyzes and explains how to draw comics that look great on Instagram. It explains in detail how your readers can best enjoy Instagram's carousel format and what to consider when creating your comic's content.
  11. This video shows how to create five different seamless patterns. The artist then uses those patterns in a single illustration. It also covers an ingenious method of turning a photo texture into a seamless pattern and is a great reference for making patterns.
  12. The tutorial is quite different in that it explains how to create patterns using mathematics. The patterns created using the artist's humorous imagery and the limitations of the design were a delight. We can also see how their technique could be used in areas such as graphic design.

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