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  • To use Clip Studio Paint essentials to produce complex art from simple techniques
  • Drawing fundamentals focusing on digital drawing using both tablet and mouse
  • Drawing fundamentals focusing on digital drawing using both tablet and mouse
  • Recording your thoughts through simple crude sketches capturing the essence of an illustration
  • Drawing from 3D pose-able reference models
  • How to pull direct draw vector lines to produce smooth lines of varying thickness
  • Color flatting, coloring, shading, highlighting and shadows
  • Creating simple backgrounds from gradients
  • Using 3D perspective rulers to draw background architecture
  • Finished illustration production and distribution
  • Comic book creation and sale on Amazon

In this course you will learn drawing and painting using Clip Studio Paint Pro or Ex (formerly Manga Studio 5), the most powerful illustration, manga and comic book software available today.  Using my simplified techniques, you will learn to draw and paint like you never thought possible.  All the way from sketching a basic concept through production and distribution of your finished work, this course will teach you everything you need to know to realize your full artistic potential.
 
Master Clip Studio Paint, drawing and painting techniques and the digital illustration workflow simply and easily and all in a single course:
 
o Learn to draw quick and sloppy sketches using a tablet and styluso Use 3D pose-able reference models to draw scenes containing human figureso Ink your drawing flawlessly using modifiable direct draw vector lineso Color flat your illustration with the simple click of a mouseo Add color to increase the realism of your illustrationo Shade and Highlight your artwork to add form and dimension while staying with the lineso Create simple gradient backgroundso Draw complex 3D architecture using perspective rulerso Letter, bubble and tail your work with easeo Produce and distribute your work for free or for sale on Amazono Learn how to format and publish comic books
 
Gain experience with Clip Studio Paint's most useful features while learning the fundamental drawing and painting techniques most critical for beginner success.
 
This course manages to remain all inclusive while focusing on the software features and drawing techniques you need to know to become a superior digital artist.  It is intended to teach those new to digital art everything they need to know to produce stunning results within hours.
 
At the same time, this course is easy to digest and provides a structured learning experience to insure speedy results.  Section workshops and projects are provided to demonstrate each technique taught and offer you an opportunity to perform each technique yourself to demonstrate your proficiency with the subject.
 
I designed this digital art course to be easily understood by absolute beginners.  That said, after completing the course you will be fully proficient with Clip Studio Paint and digital art and fully conversant in digital art tools and techniques.
 
All this sounds expensive, doesn't it?  But it's not.  Clip Studio Paint can be had for a free 30-day trial ($29 on sale) and an inexpensive drawing tablet is optional.  This course supplies the knowledge at a reasonable price.
 
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of digital art using Clip Studio Paint.  Short cuts and simplified techniques are used to streamline the illustration workflow while retaining the quality of your work.
 
After taking this course you will be a better artist.
 
So, enroll now to get started.  Remember that Learnfly provides a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee that makes your decision a no-brainer.
 
I hope to see you in the classroom soon,
 
---Brian

  • Possess a relatively modern Mac or PC
  • Acquire a Clip Studio Paint Pro 30-day free trial license (if not on sale for $29)
  • An inexpensive drawing tablet can be useful during the sketching phase
  • Any student wanting to learn to draw
  • Any student interested in digital art
  • Any student who's heard about and is curious about Clip Studio Paint
  • Anyone wanting to produce and distribute professional quality comic books
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  • Section 1 : Introduction 2 Lectures 00:17:49

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Course Overview of the 2019 Edition Preview
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Why Use Clip Studio Paint
  • Section 2 : Tools 7 Lectures 00:32:25

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Tools
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Computer Requirements
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Selecting the Perfect Graphics Tablet
    • Lecture 4 :
    • 2019 Addendum: Tablet Requirements, Selection and Installation
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Software Selection and Installation
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Tools Section Project: Gather Your Drawing Environment
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Tools
  • Section 3 : Setup 7 Lectures 00:22:06

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Setup
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Software Screen Setup
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Manually Recreating My Screen Layout
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Tablet Setup with Clip Studio Paint Including Buttons and Finger Gestures
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Software Performance Tuning
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Setup Section Project: Configure Your Work Environment
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Setup
  • Section 4 : Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals 10 Lectures 00:45:08

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Starting Clip Studio Paint
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Screen Layout and Configuration
    • Lecture 4 :
    • New, Save, Open, Close, Export and Quit
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Simply Drawing Using a Digital Pen
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Eraser, Undo and Clear Layer
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Zooming and Panning Your View
    • Lecture 8 :
    • Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals Section Workshop
    • Lecture 9 :
    • Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals Section Project: Draw Something
    • Lecture 10 :
    • Conclusion to Clip Studio Paint Fundamentals
  • Section 5 : Drawing Fundamentals 11 Lectures 00:34:26

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Drawing Fundamentals
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Drawing Lines
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Drawing Curves
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Drawing Circles and Ovals
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Drawing 3D Cylinders
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Connecting Your Basic Shapes
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Drawing Contour Lines
    • Lecture 8 :
    • Drawing 3D Cubes and Rectangles
    • Lecture 9 :
    • Drawing Fundamentals Section Project: Draw the Basic Shapes
    • Lecture 10 :
    • Drawing Fundamentals Section Workshop
    • Lecture 11 :
    • Conclusion to Drawing Fundamentals
  • Section 6 : Painting Fundamentals 1 Lectures 00:14:50

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Painting Techniques and Styles
  • Section 7 : Drawing and Painting Workflow 1 Lectures 00:03:58

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Drawing and Painting Workflow
  • Section 8 : Sketching 10 Lectures 00:33:18

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Sketching
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Creating a Project, Page and Panel
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Creating and Organizing Layers
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Pencils, Pens and Paint Brushes
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Erasing
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Lasso Selection, Moving, Rotating and Deleting
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Deemphasizing the Sketch Layer
    • Lecture 8 :
    • Sketching Section Workshop
    • Lecture 9 :
    • Sketching Section Project: Sketch a Scene
    • Lecture 10 :
    • Conclusion to Sketching
  • Section 9 : 3D Reference Models 2 Lectures 00:14:45

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Using 3D Reference Models
    • Lecture 2 :
    • 3D Reference Models Section Project: Make a Scene
  • Section 10 : Inking 10 Lectures 00:39:57

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Inking
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Raster vs Vector Inking Layers
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Direct Draw Tools
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Simplifying and Smoothing Vector Lines
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Modifying Vector Lines
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Varying Line Thickness
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Erasing Vector Layer Draw Throughs
    • Lecture 8 :
    • Inking Section Workshop
    • Lecture 9 :
    • Inking Section Project: Ink Your Foreground Work
    • Lecture 10 :
    • Conclusion to Inking
  • Section 11 : Color Flatting 7 Lectures 00:23:56

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Color Flatting
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Creating Color Layers
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Autoselecting Regions
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Using the Bucket Fill Tool
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Color Flatting Section Workshop
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Color Flatting Section Project: Color Flat Your Work
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Color Flatting
  • Section 12 : Painting, Shading and Highlighting 7 Lectures 00:26:04

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Painting, Shading and Highlighting
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Reference Layers
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Spraying On Shading, Highlighting and Shadows
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Addendum: One More Try
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Painting, Shading and Highlighting Section Workshop
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Painting, Shading and Highlighting Section Project: Shade & Highlight Your Work
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Painting, Shading and Highlighting
  • Section 13 : New Clip Studio Paint 1.6.4 Auto-coloring Option 1 Lectures 00:03:51

    • Lecture 1 :
    • New Clip Studio Paint 1.6.4 Auto-coloring Option
  • Section 14 : Backgrounds 7 Lectures 00:18:15

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Backgrounds
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Options for Creating Backgrounds
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Flash, Decoration and Saturation Tools
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Gradients
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Backgrounds Section Workshop
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Backgrounds Section Project: Add a Background to Your Work
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Backgrounds
  • Section 15 : Perspective Rulers 7 Lectures 00:35:21

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Perspective Rulers
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Perspective Ruler
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Drawing with Perspective
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Drawing with 1 Point Perspective
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Drawing with 2 Point Perspective
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Perspective Rulers Section Project: Draw a Wall in Two Point Perspective
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Perspective Rulers
  • Section 16 : Lettering 9 Lectures 00:21:38

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Lettering
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Adding and Manipulating Text
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Adding Fonts From the Internet
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Balloons
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Tails
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Lettering Section Workshop
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Lettering Section Workshop
    • Lecture 8 :
    • Lettering Section Project: Title Your Work
    • Lecture 9 :
    • Conclusion to Lettering
  • Section 17 : Production 2 Lectures 00:03:53

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Saving and Exporting
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Production Section Project: Produce and Share Your Work
  • Section 18 : Comics 7 Lectures 00:33:49

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Introduction to Comics
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Creating a Comic Page with Panels
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Working with Multiple Pages in Clip Studio Paint Ex
    • Lecture 4 :
    • Comic Production and Distribution
    • Lecture 5 :
    • Comics Section Workshop
    • Lecture 6 :
    • Comics Section Project: Produce a Comic Page
    • Lecture 7 :
    • Conclusion to Comics
  • Section 19 : Additional Fun Tools and Techniques 2 Lectures 00:09:49

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Symmetry and Special Rulers
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Layer Lock Transparent Pixels
  • Section 20 : Drawing and Painting Workshops 3 Lectures 00:26:44

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Body Proportions (Part 1)
    • Lecture 2 :
    • Body Proportions (Part 2)
    • Lecture 3 :
    • Melanie Jackson's First Tablet Drawing Experience (sketch only)
  • Section 21 : Conclusion 2 Lectures 00:02:47

    • Lecture 1 :
    • Course in Review
    • Lecture 2 :
    • What's Next
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