Monday, 29 May 2017
Clip Studio Doodles
A while ago I saw that Clip Studio was having one of its periodic sales so I bought it, installed it and mostly forgot about it. I fired it up and thought it didn't quite have the immediate ease of use of Paint Tool Sai in terms of deploying its tools.
This year I discovered that people sell large "Brush Packs" for art programs. I had spent some Christmas money on some for Photoshop and then on some for Clip Studio. Photoshop is a bit of a monster that my old computer groans a bit under so I let the license expire for it. It didn't feel like something that natural to sketch in in any case.
For Clip Studio I bought the Frenden super set. I have barely explored the full range but I've found it an interesting experience. It's been so long since I've drawn but I used the soft "pencil" brushes and then used "acrylic" to layer over the top, mimicing the way that I paint my gaming models in real life.
These were doodles from imagination, without reference, to see if I could recall some basic anatomy and posing.
I haven't had the confidence to really draw digitally in a long time. I think this will be the program / tools which I use to get back into it.