Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers


US$ 49.99


Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators


US$ 219.00


Films, video games, animation, and comics often use concept art, illustrations that visualize and convey the complex and nuanced worlds of a project. Often used in works of SF and fantasy, concept art is integral in sharing the language and mood of a project between members.
Clip Studio Paint not only simulates traditional art mediums, but supports your productivity with the latest technological advancements such as perspective rulers, 3D objects, and AI functions.

Why Clip Studio Paint?

André Pelaes

Designed for better drawing

We created Clip Studio Paint for creators who love to draw and paint. With a natural brush feel beyond other graphics software, you can enjoy creating your vision just how you want it. Download the free trial for a step into a reimagined drawing experience.

Živko Kondić

Nacho Yagüe

Viktoria Gavrilenko

Capture every detail

You can create every stroke exactly as you imagine with our powerful brush engine. Clip Studio Paint works with your device to reflect every nuance of your pen, even up to the 8192 levels of pen pressure detected by Wacom tablets.

Leon Tukker

Thousands of customizable brushes

With 1000 new materials every month on Clip Studio ASSETS, you’ll always find something to match your personal style. You can also customize every aspect of your brushes, giving you a limitless supply of tools.

Bursting with features

Discover tools and features for creating illustrations, concept art, comics, and more, with explanations in our extensive 1000‑page manual. All this, packed in one intuitive and customizable interface.

Innovation through AI technology

Inspiration is never far with AI colorization based on deep learning technology! Use with just your line art or lay down color hints for surprising results.




Support you can trust

Whether you're stuck on a new feature or need technical help, you can rely on our free customer support. We’re proud of our excellent customer satisfaction rate, and happy to be there when you need us.

Single payment for Windows & macOS

Tired of monthly payments? Not with Clip Studio Paint for Windows & macOS. With just a one-time payment, you’ll get free updates every three months and access to the latest versions of all tools you need.

Artist Testimonials

Amei ZhaoConcept Artist

Clip Studio Paint is optimized for drawing and painting, making it ideal for illustrators. The painting brushes are highly customizable and easy to use. There's a thriving community of users who constantly contribute to the online materials library. Clip Studio Paint is also ideal for illustrators who specialize in linework. The smoothness of lines, lack of lag while drawing, as well as the vector output make drawing very fun and efficient.

André PelaesConcept Artist

What I really like about Clip Studio is how it allows me to focus on my work. The tools are there if I need them, but if I just want to jumpstart a drawing or open the software for a quick sketch it is perfectly fine. Also the brush engine mimics the feel of a traditional pen like I've never seen a software do before, and that was a huge plus since I love sketching! Overall, it's a tool that feels like it was made with artists in mind.

Nacho YagüeConcept Artist

I really loved the brush behaviour. I always like to paint with a "traditional style" and the way the brushes blend colors is fantastic. They are so organic that a lot of times I am getting non planned results that end in the final image.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers


US$ 49.99


Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators


US$ 219.00


A Better Drawing Experience

Živko Kondić

Your world as you want it

Experience smooth and natural brushes you can only expect from a tool built from the ground-up with drawing and painting in mind. With every stroke, create your world exactly as you imagine it.

Tsukuba Masahiro

Technology-assisted drawing

With our powerful brush engine, in‑built stabilization options, and adjustable pen pressure sensitivity, discover a new drawing experience supported by almost 30 years in the graphic software industry.

Leon Tukker

Find your medium, find your style

Traditional styles are easy to recreate with watercolor stain effects and paper textures. Express your style however you want, whether pencil, ink, crayon, watercolor, oil paint, or something completely different!

Živko Kondić

Jade Mosch

Imanol Molinuevo

Sketch naturally

Bring your sketchbook into the digital realm with our pencil and marker tools for drawing in comfort, wherever you are. When you’re done sketching, simply add more layers to transition to your finished piece.

All the color palettes you need

Go beyond your standard color palette: create custom color sets, find your ideal colors with the similar-color and intermediate-color palettes, and use the eyedropper tool to pick up colors from your desktop.

Amei Zhao

6 Features for Worldbuilding


1. Perspective rulers for perfect backgrounds

Make adding perspective and realistic depth to your backgrounds easy with our specialized ruler tools. Adjust the eye level and perspective as much as you need, and draw directly along the guidelines.

2. Hand-drawn vectors

Draw your vector lines with a natural and smooth feel, then resize and edit line thickness and shape without losing line quality. Clip Studio Paint also comes with handy features like the vector eraser, which lets you erase up to intersecting lines.

3. Poseable 3D figures for composition checks

Freely change the body shape, proportions, and pose of 3D models to get the perfect reference for your compositions. You can even use AI features to extract poses from photos and use on your customized models.

4. Extensive 3D model and reference support

Import your images and 3D models into Clip Studio Paint as references for details and realism, or convert them instantly to lines to use in your artwork.

5. Seamless traditional-digital workflow

Find your perfect balance of traditional and digital techniques for a seamless workflow. Clip Studio Paint comes with features to clean up and extract line art from paper, even erasing dust picked up by scanners.



6. Non-destructive adjustment layers

Use adjustment layers to edit your artwork while keeping the original layers intact. From brightness, saturation, hue, levels, tone curves, gradient maps, and more, edit and re-edit as much as you like.

Valentina Remenar

From Concept to Completion

Matt Gaser

Make the most of your device capabilities

Work on high-resolution files with up to 10,000 layers without worry! With 64‑bit OS and multi-core processor support, Clip Studio Paint makes the most of your device’s capability, and the layer folder feature lets you manage layer-heavy files with ease.


Complete PSD compatibility

Import, edit, and save your work in Photoshop formats (PSD, PSB) with the layers intact, and seamlessly work between programs. Draw in Clip Studio Paint. Finish in Photoshop. The best of both worlds.

CMYK for printing

Import and export RGB data for web content and CMYK data for printing. You can also work in a CMYK preview to see your colors just as they’ll look when printed.

Join a worldwide community

Connect with creators from around the world through our online services in seven languages. Discover new features with official tutorials on “TIPS,” or swap advice with others on our Q&A forum “ASK”.

Share your digital art knowledge and reach a new audience.

The latest features, for free

With a perpetual license for Clip Studio Paint, you’ll get regular free updates packed with new features, from experimental AI colorization to simple tweaks and improvements. And with updates every three months, there’s always something new to look forward to.

Ricardo Bessa

Learn Clip Studio Paint

Jade Mosch

Asim Steckel, Concept Artist

Asim Steckel has worked on projects such as Empire, Shadow Kings and Galaxy for Goodgame Studios and Das Schwarze Auge—Satinavs Ketten and the award-winning interactive children’s book “Living Stories: The Lost Heart” for Daedalic Entertainment.

Zounose, Illustrator

Zounose tested out Clip Studio Paint on the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 to show us his workflow in a live drawing session

Shichigoro-shingo, Illustrator

Live drawing by illustrator Shichigoro‑shingo using Clip Studio Paint at ASIAGRAPH 2015.

Best for concept artists, illustrators & designers


US$ 49.99


Best for comic artists, manga artists & animators


US$ 219.00




Single-page illustrations & comics

Multi-page comics/manga & illustrations

Up to 24 frames for gifs or short animations

Unlimited frames for professional animation

Natural, customizable pen and brush tools

Vector layers

More than 10,000 free downloadable brushes and materials

3D models and drawing figures

PSD compatibility

RGB and CMYK compatible

For macOS and Windows


Export and print multi-page files


Convert images and 3D models into lines and dot shading

Free technical support

Free web services & community
Clip Studio Ask / Assets / Tips / Share