June 2022

Tips of the Month

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Out of the Tips posted between June 1 to 30, 2022, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

The themes for the 38th round of Tips of the Month were How to draw legs and feet, Coloring techniques using color palettes, and Drawing ruins. For How to draw legs and feet, there were loads of tips for getting feet, which are hard to draw, right, as well as a couple of anatomy studies which help you think about the muscles - these will definitely put a spring in your characters’ steps! In the Coloring techniques using color palettes section, submissions didn’t just go over the Color Mixing Palette, but also the Intermediate Color and Approximate Color palettes - we certainly learned a lot! The drawing ruins tips were great for techniques on how to age various different building materials. Submissions for the next Tips of the Month have already started! We're looking forward to seeing your entries!

Video Award

  1. The anatomical approach and the way that the shape of the foot is created in 3D in this tutorial is pretty standard, but the way that the author presents their knowledge is what really set this apart from the rest. Be sure to watch the video if you get stuck drawing legs and feet in your own pieces, or want to totally re-learn the basics from scratch.

Gold Award

  1. This Tip compiles all the knowledge and theory on colors you should get to grips with before you start illustrating, and even introduces some tools recommended by the author for picking colors. Take a look for some unexpected uses for the color palettes and functions that you are sure to find useful, all illustrated in animated gifs. If you’re looking to get better at coloring your own work, this is the guide for you!

Silver Award

  1. This article introduces five elements with illustrated examples that you’ll want to keep in mind to draw some stunning ruins. By employing the elements in this guide, you’ll be sure to give your buildings that dilapidated look. The author also gives some recommendations for tools to use and how to apply them in the process of building your ruins.
  2. This is a good comprehensive guide on color palettes in general. With the magic of animated gifs and video, you’ll be able to understand how to use the surprisingly unknown Intermediate Color and Approximate Color palettes to pick colors. Why not step outside your comfort zone and try out a function you’ve never tried before?
  3. From ankles to toe tips, check out this tutorial to draw feet from any angle! With examples animated in gifs, the author shows you how to make the most of Clip Studio Paint’s 3D functions and Lasso tool to draw feet in a number of different ways.
  4. For those of us who aren’t fully comfortable using the Perspective ruler to draw buildings, this guide recommends you combine 3D Primitives like blocks to erect your building structure. The brush materials featured are also really great for painting ruins, so even if you haven’t really delved into painting backgrounds before, this guide could be a good reference for you.
  5. Aside from the anatomical study of legs and feet in this guide, we found the pose drawing techniques really useful in capturing lots of different kinds of leg movements. Be sure to check out this Tip to help drawing characters that stick in the mind, who have realistic legs that bend when they squat down.
  6. This Tip explains basic color theory and using each of the color palettes, including the brand new Color Mixing Palette. With this guide, you’ll be able to figure out which color palettes to use when you get stuck picking colors for your project.
  7. Starting with a tutorial on drawing planks, stones, and metal sheets, this Tip goes on to make interesting use of Clip Studio Paint’s blending modes and color correction features to age those materials. The video was an easy watch, but it could have been improved if it had some scene changes, or other video effects.
  8. Out of all the ways to draw legs and feet, this Tip goes deep into using 3D assets. Starting with 3D drawing figures, the author explains how to draw feet when wearing various items of footwear like high heels and sandals in 3D data, which is definitely good to know. If you find yourself struggling with drawing legs, this is a good one to take a look at.
  9. In this Tip, you do get a basic anatomical study of the structure of the legs, but what we rated more was the dynamic way they were drawn using perspective and lines. The examples looked great, too, and really drew us in. All in all, this Tip is packed with tricks to make your characters pop even more.

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