August 2021

Tips of the Month

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Out of the Tips posted between Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

The theme most posted to was Drawing All Sorts of Poses. Lots of Tips were published on using 3D drawing figures that allow you to view and draw the same pose from different angles. Although there were only a few submissions to How to Draw Vehicles, there were a lot of technical Tips that use features such as the perspective ruler. Lastly, we received many pixel art drawing techniques, including how to process pixel art once you have finished drawing it and how to go about animating it. Submissions for the next Tips of the Month have already started! We’re looking forward to your entries!

Video Award

  1. This comprehensive Tip covers the process of creating pixel art animations. Every step is clearly explained, from creating a new file to the actual drawing process and exporting.
  2. This tutorial shows you how to start by using the silhouette of the object you want to draw, with its features represented by just a few pixels. The attached video is recommended for beginners of pixel art, as it explains in detail how to set up brushes, draw curves and shadows.

Gold Award

  1. This Tip perfectly explains how you can draw pixel art with and what tool settings you should use in Clip Studio Paint. The settings for the transform and scale-up functions are an absolute must. The ducks from the example are just as believable as characters from an actual video game!
  2. This easy-to-understand tutorial is packed with lots of useful information to draw poses skillfully. It's beautifully illustrated, and the explanations are very helpful. We appreciated learning how to draw poses and also how to color them to make them look good.

Silver Award

  1. This Tip will teach you how to create an animation using pixel art. The idea of highlighting the eyes and ears of a character first when drawing in pixel art style is helpful, and the small 32-pixel animation makes us want to try it out for ourselves right away.
  2. This Tip particularly caught our attention because of the beauty of the examples presented. Moreover, using them as wallpapers for the computer fits well due to the limited pixel art style colors and shapes. Don't forget to check out the tips on creating gradients!
  3. This tutorial will teach you how to draw a distinctive-looking car with Clip Studio Paint. If you find drawing cars difficult, this method will make it easier.
  4. This Tip shows how to think about poses based on your character's shape, line of action, and center of gravity. The examples that showed the changes in the line of action and center of gravity are great because they made it easy to understand how these things transform the atmosphere of a picture. Both the video and the detail in the illustrations were interesting.

Bronze Award

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Post your tutorial on our theme of the month and share your art knowledge with Clip Studio Paint users all over the world! Each month, we’ll select the best tutorials our users have to offer, giving away up to US$10,000 in prizes! Winning entries will be selected from tutorials covering the chosen themes on Clip Studio Tips, based on various factors such as novelty, range of use, usefulness, and views.