Clip Studio Paint Pro tutorial Part 2-5 | Colouring variations: Mat painting

Clip Studio Paint Pro tutorial Part 2-5 | Colouring variations: Mat painting


In preparation, I drew the outlines of the drawing with the pencil tool. Now, create a new layer and place it under the line drawing. From the [Selection] tool palette, I choose [Refer only to editing layer] and use the [Fill] function on the [Selection launcher] to color the whole area. Then I create the base for the skin color. I’m going to use the [Oil paint] brush. This [brush] can be found in the [Oil paint] sub tool palette. I choose a color from the color wheel. I select the color for the shadow from the [Color] palette. Using this I will draw the shadows next. The brush size can be changed in the [Tool property] palette. At first, I paint the parts that will be in shadow and the parts that will be brighter very roughly with a large brush. It’s easiest to zoom in using the [Navigator] palette for this. Next, I select another brighter color and apply it to parts that need to be brightened. Usually I continue like this until I’m satisfied with how it looks. By the way, if you have a particular color you want to use again during the process, it’s useful to refer to the [Color History] palette. Now, if you want to choose a color that’s close to what you have but maybe a bit lighter, you can have a look at the [Approximate color] palette and choose from there. Also, if you want to draw small details, it’s a good idea to create a new layer and draw those on there. I create a new layer, change the blending mode to “Color burn” and add a gradient shadow to the character. Finally, I’m adding a simple gradient background.

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