My best advice for artists who are just starting out and who are interested in growing a following online is to start now.
Vicki Tsai - Illustrator
Available for iPad, iPhone, macOS, Galaxy, Android, Chromebook and Windows PC, you can use Clip Studio Paint on whatever device you want, whenever you want. Pick up your smartphone or tablet and get doodling right away! The mobile apps are fully featured, so there’s no learning curve to worry about if you decide to move to a computer and drawing tablet setup later down the line.
New art tutorials are posted every week on our official site and YouTube channel for free. Have fun improving your skills and learning the ins and outs of the app with our friendly community of Clip Studio Paint artists.
Take advantage of the over 120,000 materials uploaded by other community members to the official material store, Clip Studio Assets. Download materials for free from the service and make the most of the community in your art!
With Clip Studio Paint, you can share your artworks to social media right from the app. Have even more fun with your art by creating timelapse videos to show off your process, adding movement to your pictures with the animation features, or even trying your hand at creating comics! Clip Studio Paint naturally also supports high-quality printing as well, so you can show off your work in the real world.
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Clip Studio Paint is optimized for drawing and painting, making it ideal for illustrators. The smoothness of your lines, lack of lag while drawing, as well as the vector output make drawing very fun and efficient.
Amei Zhao - Concept Artist
In addition to the default brushes included with Clip Studio Paint, there are over 40,000 brushes created by users from around the world for you to discover and download from Clip Studio Assets, Clip Studio Paint’s official material store. Explore different mediums, from watercolors and pens to gouache and oil paint brushes available on the service.
Clip Studio Paint’s powerful brush engine picks up on the fine variations in pen pressure of your every stroke and reproduces the nuances faithfully on-screen, just as if you were drawing using traditional media. You can also customize the pen pressure sensitivity for each individual pen and brush you use, giving you even more control to create expressive works of art, just as you conceptualize them.
Take advantage of Clip Studio Paint’s 3D models to get a better understanding of anatomy and figure out tricky poses. Freely customize the pose, angle, and body type of your 3D model to fit the exact needs of your piece. Then, draw directly on top of the model, or use the built-in AI to pose your figure using a photo reference. Overcome barriers to drawing and recreate your vision exactly as you imagine!
The frame tools, the rulers (the perspective ruler is a life saver!), the many options for dynamic lines and screen tones... [Clip Studio Paint] is just the best software for artists and comic book makers.
Pietro Zemelo - Comic Artist / Animator
Create expressive speech bubbles, panel frames, focus, and effect lines for manga in an instant with Clip Studio Paint. Materials and 3D tools make drawing backgrounds a piece of cake! Keep tabs on your webtoon’s composition as you draw with the built-in webtoon canvases and smartphone preview features. What’s more, Clip Studio Paint EX even handles multi-page comic and manga projects, so you can add, re-order, and convert pages to spreads as you please.
If you’re new to animation, why not start by adding some movement to your doodles and drawings? Place your illustrations in on the timeline in your desired order and then play them at the frame rate you choose to add eye-catching movement to your pieces. Then, add sound, play around with the camera work, and before you know it you’ll be making fully fledged animations all in Clip Studio Paint!
Take advantage of our multi-device Volume Licenses for Education & Enterprise, with full support for remote learning & working. Multi-device support allows each user to use Clip Studio Paint on any combination of computer, tablet, and smartphone devices, up to two per user. Manage and purchase additional licenses for your organization in units of 10 through the new dedicated central management portal.
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
More than 10,000 free downloadable brushes and materials
3D models and drawing figures
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
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Draw whatever you can imagine, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional, and share your creativity with the Clip Studio community!