December, 2020

Tips of the Month

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

This month's themes were Webtoon Techniques, Using Blending Modes, and Concept Art Composition & Creation. Webtoon Techniques saw many practical posts by creators with serialized Webtoons not only the production but also the basic parts of webtoons such as file size, etc. which were helpful. In Using Blending Modes, submissions ranged from practical techniques describing commonly used blending modes to comprehensive explanations of each blending mode. For Concept Art Composition & Creation there were many TIPS that gave clear and easy to understand explanations on how to create compositions using familiar works as examples. Submissions for the next Tips of the Month have already started! We’re looking forward to your entries!

Video Award

  1. This article introduces eight techniques for transitioning between scenes using vertical scrolling, a feature unique to webtoons, along with examples of specific scenes. If you want to draw webtoons, this is a must-see Tips!
  2. In this video, a webtoon creator introduces some useful features of Clip Studio Paint that can be used when creating a webtoon, including an explanation of its unique layout. The character on the bottom right is also adorable!
  3. A very detailed course on how to use all 36 different blending modes! Both the video and written article are clearly organized with detailed explanations and illustrations. The features of each blending mode and how to use them effectively are all very well researched.

Gold Award

  1. This five part series explains blending modes in great detail. Each part includes a major artwork and a video! This series is jam-packed with techniques that are useful when you want to drastically change the mood of your work, or when you are adding finishing touches.

Silver Award

  1. This Tips explains how to create and export webtoon works using the latest features of Clip Studio Paint. It also covers how to change the size of exported works. We recommend reading this at least once before creating a webtoon.
  2. Learn how to use blending modes in various contexts, such as light and shadow, adding color to grayscale, and adding a pleasant atmosphere to an illustration. We especially enjoyed how each explanation is accompanied by various illustrations.
  3. This article reviews the major composition elements for composing concept art: the golden ratio, eye guidance techniques, rule of thirds, and balance. The explanatory images are informative and easy to understand. If you want to learn or review the basics of painting, we recommend giving this Tips a read.
  4. This Tips explains each blending mode in detail using many illustrations and detailed text. The text in the illustrations is provided in both English and Spanish. For readers of other languages, you can learn from this article with the automatic translation feature.
  5. A lot of useful know-how for the production of concept art is presented in this video and text tutorial. The various landscape illustrations and explanations in this article will surely be of great help when you want to draw landscapes that express your vision of the world.
  6. This Tips are a great way to learn the basics of Clip Studio Paint while learning how to construct a background. You'll learn about a lot of Clip Studio Paint functions in just this one article! We highly recommend it for beginners.
  7. Blending modes are explained using videos and illustrations. The examples are numerous and straightforward, and each mode is presented in a way that makes it stand out from the others, making the different effects easy to combine. The video is a bit long, but we recommend it when you want to try out blending modes without overthinking it.

Bronze Award

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