We've compiled a list of resources for artists new to digital illustration. These are just a few of our favorite options, as we couldn't list all of them, there are far too many! Since there is so much out there as far as education goes, what's most important is finding what works best for you!
We sat down with professional tattoo artist and CLIP STUDIO PAINT (formerly Manga Studio) lover, Russ Abbott. We got the inside scoop on how he started tattooing and how moving into the digital art space using CLIP STUDIO PAINT, has changed his entire workflow for the better. Here's what he had to say:
The Curve Profile tool is a very powerful feature in Anime Studio. It allows you to create and animate complex shapes rather quickly. You might be wondering when this tool comes in handy. Lets use a gear for example, let's say you have to draw a gear using the Curve Profile tool, in just 7 seconds!
CLIP STUDIO PAINT is an illustration, comic book creation and animation program. It’s quickly becoming the industry standard for creating comic books and comic book related artwork, as well as a popular choice for story board artists. So why are digital artists, comic and manga artists choosing CLIP STUDIO PAINT over Photoshop, a program that’s been around for over a decade? We asked Teyon Alexander digital artist and Content Creator for Smith Micro to explain:
We recently sat down with multi award-winning designer and 3D artist, Sophia Kyriacou. We asked her to tell us a bit about her experience working nearly 20 years for a top British broadcaster, how her work led her to start using and fall in love with Poser and where she's at now! Here is what she had to say:
We compiled a list of our top 5 recommendations for resources best for beginner animators. There is plenty out there as far as education goes, so it's all about finding what works best for you!
The newest version of 3d character creation program, Poser Pro 11, added lots of new features! One of the largest additions is Adaptive Rigging. Adaptive Rigging means that no matter how drastically you morph the shape of a figure, the rig can be automatically adapted to work with the new shape in a few clicks.
Time is precious, so if we can save some of it by finishing a job quicker, we'll do it! Same rule applies for animating, cue Colored Bones. The Colored Bones feature included in 2D animation program, Anime Studio Pro 11, makes animating a breeze! It allows you to organize and control your bone animation in the most efficient way possible. Plus with the ability to create automatic Smart Bone Dials making Smart Bones is even easier!
Poser's 3d animation tools are both powerful and easy to use. How can it be both, you might ask? Mostly, it's a cleverly designed user interface. The basic functions are obvious. This makes it easy for new users to jump right in and start experimenting. As you need more power you can bring the power tools into play. There are actually 3 levels of animation tools in Poser.
Jump start your skills with the most comprehensive Poser learning resource ever released! Animator and Poser Artist, Steve Harms, shares his workflow secrets and guides your learning beginning with the Poser basics on the first lesson including navigating the user interface, locating tools, operating cameras and posing figures. You'll quickly move forward with intermediate skills while exploring the vast content library, setting up scenes and rendering your artwork. Before you know it you'll grasp advanced understanding of Poser's powerful features while delving into a thorough understanding of materials, lighting, rendering, animation and character customization.