July 2022

Tips of the Month

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Out of the Tips posted between July 1 to 31, 2022, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

The themes for the 39th round of Tips of the Month were drawing clothing textures, time saving productivity hacks, and how to draw sea creatures. The guides for drawing clothing textures were packed with knowledge that would come in handy for drawing realistic illustrations, where you need to capture the difference in materials and how clothes drape on different bodies in various poses. It was great to see everyone’s workspace setups in the time saving productivity hacks. We also picked up a few techniques you all seem to use in your daily work to speed up the process, using the fill tool and file object layers! The guides in how to draw sea creatures taught us how to draw a bunch of different marine wildlife, like crabs and jellyfish. Submissions for the next Tips of the Month have already started! We're looking forward to seeing your entries!

Video Award

  1. From simple cotton T-shirts to medieval armor, this guide explains how to apply all sorts of textures to your characters’ clothes. The video also contains detailed explanations of some key points to keep in mind when drawing clothing, very useful right off the bat! Definitely check this one out if you’re wanting to get better at fabric expression.

Gold Award

  1. This Tip covers the A to Z of drawing clothes, from the basics of how clothes drape to how to get different fabric textures right. This is not a short read, but is really well written, with lots of handy example diagrams and animated gifs.

Silver Award

  1. While covering the basics of drawing clothes, guiding you through the textures, stretchiness, and thickness of various materials, it also shows you how to make the most of Clip Studio Paint functionality. Learn how to use the decoration tool and image materials to create realistic clothing. I loved how the author used a transluscent color brush to create sheer fabrics.
  2. This guide goes through the process of drawing sealife step by step, helping you apply the techniques to all different marine wildlife.If you’re looking to get an overview of the whole process, or see how the details are done, take a look at the timelapse in the latter half of the video.
  3. The videos and images in this guide show you how to set up your workspace for maximum ease of use, as well as how to use shortcut keys and other functions to speed up your process. There are plenty of time-saving techniques that you can put to use right away, so get out of your comfort zone and give them a go!
  4. Learn techniques to draw various contrasting fabrics, from hard to soft, thick and thin, and many more. If you want to get better at capturing the way that clothes wrinkle and fold, this is the guide for you!
  5. A great collection of techniques to speed up the process of creating line art for Webtoons! The text and video guides are both easy to grasp and show you how to draw beautiful curves with the Curve Sub Tool, how to use vector layers for easy editing afterwards, and how to extract lines for backgrounds from 3D materials.
  6. Find out about ways to save time when creating illustrations and comics. Each of the examples given is based on the author’s personal experience, making it easy to picture them as part of your own creative process. The video guide is also concise and presented well.
  7. This guide gives 15 techniques that you can put to use right away to immediately cut down the time it takes you to illustrate. You’ll find out about functions that cut down time spent on doing things other than drawing, as well as useful tools that can be used while drawing, in the line art and coloring stages. It is in both text and video form, so you can pick whichever you prefer and see if there is anything you can use in your own work!
  8. Find out how to use Companion mode complete with detailed animated gifs, and companion video guide. The pictures of the computer and smartphone next to each other allow you to see how the two work together, which we thought was a stroke of genius!

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.