March 2023

Tips of the Month

Thank you for your posts!

The themes this time were Fantasy Backgrounds and Animating Magic Effects. We are now accepting submissions for May's themes and looking forward to your posts!

Out of the Tips posted between March 1 ~ April 2, 2023, the writers of the following will be rewarded a cash prize or GOLD!

Video Award

  1. This Tips consists of a video and an article with six tips to help you create a compelling worldview in your work. Each tip is illustrated and well-explained, making it a practical reference useful for all levels. We highly recommend it for anyone who wants to level-up their artwork.

Gold Award

  1. This article explains how to create three types of effects that can be used in magical- and fantasy-themed works with Clip Studio Paint. It includes detailed explanations of the creator's workflow, which provides an excellent structure for users to naturally learn how to use Clip Studio Paint's animation functions, which at first glance may seem like a challenge.

Silver Award

  1. This tutorial carefully explains the process of creating a magical effects animation, from sketch, to adding lineart and color, gradually creating a complete animation. The explanations are easy to understand and are recommended for beginning animation creators.
  2. This Tips explains the knowledge of composition, aerial perspective, general contrast and other information that is important not only for fantasy backgrounds, but also for drawing everyday landscapes. We like that it shows how to choose colors that give a fantasy-look and how to use them in pixel art.
  3. The first half of this tutorial explains in a detailed and illustrated way how to draw buildings, with a unique approach to fantasy architecture. The second half is an easy-to-understand introduction to useful functions and other features with animated GIFs, making the content useful for both knowledge and practice.
  4. This article features the topic of creating a fantasy music video background with concrete representations to help you get a feel for it. The explanations are precise and often specific, making it easy to refer back to when designing fantasy backgrounds.
  5. The content of this Tips not only allows you to check the process of creating a flame effect, but also provides a reference on how to add the movements of the characters that control it. It is recommended that you check out the video as well! The beauty of this article is that it gives you very good examples that will make you want to try to make similar animations.

Bronze Award

3,000 GOLD
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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.