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Vicki Tsai

The first step to become known is to put yourself out there!

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

Get creative right away with your smartphone or tablet

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.

Let our active community be an asset to your creativity

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!

Have fun drawing with the Clip Studio Paint community

Clockwise from left: Sara Tepes / Laovaan / ErgoJosh

Share your art with your friends on social media

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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The artist's app for drawing and painting.


Powerful functionality to create exactly what you want

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...brushes are highly customizable and easy to use

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

Find the one for you from among over 40,000 brushes

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.

Create nuanced art with our fine-tuned brush engine

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.

Easily sketch even the most complex angles with 3D drawing figures

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!

Packed with more features than you could ever imagine

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The all-in-one app for creating professional comics and animation

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Clip Studio Paint has become my only choice to work with on my comics and animations

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

Packed full of special comic and webtoon features

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.

Make videos with our suite of pro animation tools

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!

The all-in-one comic and animation app

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Clip Studio Paint now!

The artist's app for drawing and painting.


Volume Licenses for Education & Enterprise Windows / macOS / iPad / iPhone / Galaxy / Android / Chromebook

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.



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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
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Enjoy creating more

Draw whatever you can imagine, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional, and share your creativity with the Clip Studio community!