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This month’s themes
How to add shadows in different settings
The way a character is shaded depends on their surroundings. The time of day, morning or night, and the location, outdoors or indoors, all have an effect. Using Shading Assist and other Clip Studio Paint functions, show us various ways to shade illustrations based on these factors.
Using lens effects in illustrations
Show how to draw illustrations with photographic-like effects, such as with a spherical perspective as seen in a fisheye lens and when looking through a door's peephole, or with Panoramic effects created with filters.
How to draw wings
You can find wings on animals such as birds and bats, as well as on fantasy characters such as angels and dragons. Please show us how to draw attractive-looking wings using Clip Studio Paint.
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Tips of the Month tag
AddingShadows, LensEffects, DrawingWings
- Explain how to use Clip Studio Paint using your own words and examples in line with one of the themes of the month.
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Past Winning Entries
- 1. Ideas for using Align and Distribute
- 2. Drawing dynamic poses
- 3. Anthropomorphism
- 1. Fantasy Backgrounds
- 2. Animating Magic Effects
- 1. How to draw trees and forests
- 2. Vector Layers for beginners
- 3. Fairytale-like illustrations
- 1. Starting your own WEBTOON
- 2. Drawing faces from different angles
- 1. Techniques for finishing works with blending modes
- 2. Festive feasts
- 1. Brush and Pen Customization 101
- 2. Flat design Illustration
- 1. Cute creatures
- 2. Handy 3D Primitive Hacks
- 3. Backgrounds to boost your characters
- 1. Drawing characters by generation
- 2. Recommended functions for the coloring process
- 3. Designing a cozy room
- 1. How to draw the weather
- 2. Beginner tips for using drawing figures
- 3. Animation
- 1. Drawing clothing textures
- 2. Time saving productivity hacks
- 3. How to draw sea creatures
- 1. How to draw legs and feet
- 2. Coloring techniques using color palettes
- 3. Drawing Ruins
- 1. Types of eyes
- 2. Gradient map
- 3. Creating profile icons
- 1. Light Expression & Techniques
- 2. Using Reference Layers
- 3. Lo-Fi Art
- 1. Drawing Flowers
- 2. Handy Uses for the Fill Tool
- 3. Brush Techniques for Concept Art
- 1. How to draw water
- 2. Using screentones
- 3. Animation for beginners
- 1. How to Draw Hair
- 2. Using the Liquify Tool
- 3. Combat Characters
- 1. Mouths, Lips, and Teeth
- 2. Layering for Beginners
- 3. Holiday Card Illustrations
- 1. How to draw Dragons
- 2. Blurring with Filters and Tools
- 3. Chalk and Pastel-style Art
- 1. How to Watercolor Digitally
- 2. Finger painting with your smartphone
- 3. Drawing Futuristic Cityscapes
- 1. WIP: Share your creative process!
- 2. Using file objects like a pro!
- 3. Techniques involving photos
- 1. Drawing All Sorts of Poses
- 2. How to Draw Vehicles
- 3. Pixel Art
- 1. How to Draw Jewelry & Accessories
- 2. Creating with Figure Tools
- 3. Using Photoshop Brushes
- 1. How to Draw Fantastic Creatures of the Dark
- 2. Drawing Backgrounds using 3D Materials
- 3. Interesting uses for Dual Brushes
- 1. How to Draw a Chibi
- 2. Animating your Art
- 3. Isometric Art Guides
- 1. How to Draw Landscapes
- 2. Using Transform Functions
- 3. Coloring Comics
- 1. Magic effects
- Optimal workspace
- 3. Lineless art
- 1. How to paint skin
- 2. Drawing backgrounds with perspective
- 3. Fashion design
- 1. Your favorite brush ASSETS
- 2. Animation using keyframes
- 3. Cyberpunk
- 1. Webtoon Techniques
- 2. Using Blending Modes
- 3. Concept Art Composition & Creation
- 1. Comic sound effects
- 2. Settings for printing in color
- 3. Portraits
- 1. Tricks for Lineart and Inking
- 2. Tips for the Smartphone and Tablet versions
- 3. Gothic Design
- 1. How to draw delicious food
- 2. Finishing techniques with correction layers
- 3. Humanoid robot design
- 1. Auto Action Tips
- 2. How to Draw the Sky
- 3. Retro Design
- 1. Techniques for Using Rulers & Special Rulers
- 2. Transparent Art
- 3. Fantasy Races
- 1. Hand gestures
- 2. Creating and using textured brushes
- 3. Original animations with sound
- 1. Colorize: automatic coloring techniques
- 2. How to draw work uniforms
- 3. Creating art with Curve tools
- 1. Design with text
- 2. Shading techniques
- 3. Emoticons & Stamps
- 1. Webtoon
- 2. Patterns & Motifs
- 3. Monochrome Art
- 1. Speed painting
- 2. How to use vector layers
- 3. How to draw flowers and plants
- 1. Eyes
- 2. Decoration brushes
- 3. Looping animations
- 1. Space and Scifi
- 2. Gradients
- 3. Seasons Greetings
- 1. Cities, Towns, and Buildings
- 2. Artistic Filter
- 3. Animals
- 1. Hairstyles
- 2. Masks
- 3. Oil Painting
- 1. Monsters & Creatures
- 2. Textures
- 3. Printed goods
- 1. Perspective Rulers
- 2. Pop Art
- 3. Mechanical Design
- 1. Effect Techniques
- 2. Costume Design for Fantasy Characters
- 3. Digital Hand Lettering & Line Art
- 1. Colored pencil drawing
- 2. Fantasy background
- 3. Concept art with 3D figures
- 1. ConceptArt
- 2. TraditionalStyle
- 3. CommercialDesign
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