Highlight Your Drawing! : Radial Line, Parallel Line, Decoration Brush | Naomasa Matsuda | Skillshare

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Highlight Your Drawing! : Radial Line, Parallel Line, Decoration Brush

teacher avatar Naomasa Matsuda, Manga Artist, Lecturer

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Preparation for the Radial Line Tool


    • 3.

      Draw the Radial Line


    • 4.

      Radial Curve Ruler


    • 5.

      Radial Curve Ruler with tips for iPad


    • 6.

      Draw with a Parallel Line Ruler


    • 7.

      Decoration Brush


    • 8.

      Conclusion & Notification


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About This Class

It's time to draw with CSP! Join Naomasa Matsuda for a fun adventure exploring easy ways to draw with Clip Studio Paint.

In this class you'll learn:

  • How to use the Ruler Tool: Basic but essential functions of CSP.
  • How to use the Decoration Tool.
    (for iPad, Windows PC, and Mac users)

Who is this class for?

All are welcome. To take the class, you don't need to be a professional artist or illustrator. If you have never touched a CSP, you will understand it better if you watch my "Draw Manga with CSP" first.

Class Outline:

Video 1: Introduction.
Video 2: Preparation for the Radial Line Tool
Video 3: Draw the Radial Line
Video 4: Radial Curve Ruler
Video 5: Radial Curve Line & Tips for iPad
Video 6: Draw with a Parallel Line Ruler
Video 7: Decoration Brush
Video 8: Conclusion & Notification

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Naomasa Matsuda

Manga Artist, Lecturer


Hi from Kyoto, Japan!

I have worked as a manga artist for over 20 years and have taught how to draw manga for 9 years at the Kyoto University of the Arts. I also served as a selection committee member of the "Japan Media Arts Festival " organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan from 2017 to 2020. Currently a lecturer at a "L'ecole Japonaise de Manga" in France.

I have taught more than 400 students face-to-face at that University, some of whom have already become professional Manga Artists. I have published 18 manga books in Japan, and also in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, and also serialized on the web for 10 years.

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1. Introduction: In this video, I will show you how to use a ruler to one of the groups studios most useful functions. Specifically, I will show you how to use a radial line, rural. How to draw a radial lines with it. Radio lines with radial curved rainfall with parallel lines, rural. And finally, how to use a depression. Brian. Hi there. I'm now with the Matsuda one God. And lecture teaching manga at a university in Kyoto, Japan, at the Munk School in France. You know what radial lines are in manga? It is used in Japanese Manga to direct the readers attention to a person or object, to surprise them, or to convey fast moving scene. This is a very important and commonly used basic technique. It is very difficult to draw directly using the practitioner drawing methods, which is why many professional and Japanese manga artists started by training themselves in this technique. In other words, it is an advanced technique that is almost inaccessible to the inner butt with Clip Studio Paint, CSP, anyone can do this easily and quickly. There's no doubt that characters are the most important part of drawing manga, but they alone cannot accurately convey the content of the manga to the reader. Among only complete. When all three of these elements are present. The background, which conveyed location or the characters, and effect line, such as radial lines to indicate their condition. As you know, drawing beautiful background is very difficult and it is almost impossible to improve your skills in a short time. Lines, on the other hand, are very easy to do with CSP. When you watch this video all the way through and follow my instructions, you will be able to draw beautiful lines at a professional level. I ready? Okay, let's get started right away. 2. Preparation for the Radial Line Tool: First off near CSP Clip Studio Paint. Have you done it? Okay, Then let's get started. I will use a Windows PC screen to explain this. As both Mac and iPad screens are almost identical. The iPad differs from the Windows PC in a few areas, but don't worry. In those cases, I will show you the iPad screen and explain. Often this fire you have downloaded and saved. If you don't know how to open it. What's the inking preparation section of my video? This time, I will drag and drop that file to open it. Click on this icon to create a new layer. Then double-click on this layer and rename it. Radio rise. Of course, you can draw on this layer itself. But if you do so, once you save it, it will be difficult to modify the next time you open it. It is therefore more convenient to create a new layer and draw on it. Then select the row from the toolbar here. And click on the special rural in the sub to Window. Click on special rural in the two Property window. Anesthetic, the radial line in it. Then click on the point where you want to place the center of the radial line. You see that purple symbol here. This is a mark that represents the center of your radio line. As long as this marker is of Disable, you can only draw a straight line towards it no matter what curve you try to draw. This means that it is the same as an invisible rural being placed on the purple marker. This is rural too. Very useful, isn't it? Look at the Layer window in the bottom right corner. You can see that there's a new rural icon here. Next, select a pen. There are many different types of pens available. Select the textured pen. Actually you can draw the same lines without Japan mapping pen or any other band by adjusting the values. But to save you that travel over changing because of values every time, use a textured pen this time. First, set the brush size to about 1.4 millimeters. Make sure that the opacity is set to 100. If this is not set to 100, you will not be able to draw black lines. Next, look at the starting and ending section a little further down. If you don't find the starting and ending here, click this button. The same goes for iPad, uses tap here, tap here, starting and ending top here and top brush size. Then here, top here, and top percentage. Next, top these to you now see three icons. And look at the tool Property window. Now you can see the new item starting and ending here. Okay? Check both of these, then change the values to 100. For both. This indicates what percentage of the total line is shop. For example, 100% means a line like this. 50 per cent means this. 20 per cent means this, and so on. I recommend 100 per cent. But you can set it to what ever number you prefer. You can also change it by sliding this file. Next, uncheck, starting and try to see what kind of line you can draw. Draw the lines slowly and then replace it. Do you see what happened? It's a bit hard to see. So I mean, it goes like this. The ending part of the lighting has changed to a sharp line. It's fun, isn't it? Next? Now, try drawing a line with starting checked and the ending unchecked. The line looks like this. The starting part is sharpened. Boss checks on. What does a line look like this time? This is it was the starting and the ending sharpened. So depending on what kind of line you want to draw, you can turn these checks on or off. It doesn't matter which one is turned on as long as the center part can be sharpened. In the traditional drawing. Radio lines are mostly drawn from the outside towards the center. That's what I do when I draw in that way. However, when I draw this study with CSP, I do the opposite. That is, I drove from the center towards the outside. This is because it is easier to make the overall shape more beautiful. You can try drawing the same way as I do. Okay. Starting and uncheck ending. Press the Delete key to erase all the lines you have drawn so far. 3. Draw the Radial Line: Now then let's practice first. Start from this area and draw a line all the way to the edge of the canvas. When you release the pen, you can see that it has become thin and sharp in a beautiful shape. Draw more lines. One thing to note here, the edges of the lines on the center side of the canvas should be drawn so that they form a triangle. You see Next, change the brush size to one millimeter and draw some lines. Again. Draw the lines so that this part is triangular. Now change the brush size to 0.5 millimeters and draw some lines in the same way. Then change the brush size to two millimeters. Drawing the same way. The brush size can be any number of millimeters. Try actuary, drawing a few lines of different thicknesses to find them on you like best. One more note before you start drawing. I said earlier that the lines should be drawn so that they form a triangle. In addition to that, draw the tips of those clusters of lines in a sort of circle. It doesn't have to be a nice one. Press the Delete key to erase all the lines you have drawn so far. Now start drawing. Check starting in uncheck, ending. The number here is 100. The brush size is 0.5 millimeters and the opacity is 100. Do you see the purple mark in the center? Okay, let's get started from the center outward, from the center to the edge. Repeat this process. Adjust the starting position of the lines so that the clusters of lines form a triangle. Center to the edge. Center to the edge. If you're not used to, this, draws the lines slowly, okay? From the center outwards. Draw them so that they form a triangle. This blank area should be shaped like a sort of circle from the center to the edge. From the center to the edge. You can end with this. If you want to make it a bit more powerful. Add lines throughout from the inside to the outside. From the center to the edge. Don't rush when you are not used to it. Draw slowly while considering the balance between the overall shape and density. Now, that's it. The overall color has become much darker. It feels more powerful them before, doesn't it? The most common mistake beginners tend to make is to square off the tips of the radio lines. It looks like there's a white Squarespace. A bit weird, isn't it? Let's compare it with the previous one. This has a round space in the center, which do you prefer? I'll give you the tips. Again. The first thing to do is to draw the clamps so that they form a sharp triangle. Secondly, draw the tips of doors masses so that they form a sort of circle as a whole. These are the two most important tips for drawing nice radial lines. You will not get it right the first time. So practice again and again. Now annexed, I would tell you how to get out of a tricky situation that every beginner wooing count goes like this. Hey, what's going on? I can't draw a line at all. I have no idea what's wrong. There's a rural icon and there's also a purple mark. I have selected. Textured brush size and opacity of pine. Starting is checked and the value is 100. Now why can you draw anything? The cause is here, the color of the ink. The ink color is white or transparent. No matter how much you try to do, you can not draw a line at all. To be precise. You can draw a line. But because of the color of the line is white or transparent, you cannot see the line. If you cannot draw a line, first, check the color of the ink. As long as the ink color is black, you can freely draw lines like this. Another important part is here. As long as these two buttons are switched on, no matter how much you try to draw a line that isn't straight, you can't draw it at all. You can only draw beautiful Street Radio lies. But if they're switched off, this happens. If you can draw lines but not straight lines towards the center. These buttons here are switched off. Ticket. Your iPad doesn't hop these buttons. No program. Just tap here. Are these two icon switched on? If both are on, it is. Okay. But if not switched on, both. 4. Radial Curve Ruler: Next, I will explain the radio club rubra. With this radio curve, you can create the impression that the object or person at the center of the radial curved lines is somehow eerie or distressed. Before placing the rural, create a new layer and rename it radio curve. Select a pen and draw what kind of curve you want to draw on this layer. Once you have a rough idea of what you want to draw, select the Mura. Select radio curve. Make sure this is selected. Then, as you did with the radial line. First, click on the point where you want to place the center of the radial line. Try moving your pen. You can see that some kind of black line extends from the center point and furrows your pen. Clicked around the apex of the curve of the black straight line has now changed into a curve. Click on some curve vertices in the same way. It doesn't have to be completely the same curve as a pen line. Okay? Finally, double-click. The line that was black has now changed to purple, right? The radio curb Aurora is now complete. Let's see what kind of lines you can draw. That textured pen. You are free to set the brush size to any number. But let's set it to 0.5 millimeters. This time. Your opacity is set to 100. Then check studying and set the value to 100%. Now, draw. You can easily draw a beautiful radio curve. Again. The same care should be taken as when drawing a straight radial line. Makes sure that the central side of the line clumpy is triangular. Then after you have drawn some lines, leave a little space and add some more lines. Instead of a uniform shade. There is a density of the lines so that some are darker and some are lighter. This will make it more beautiful. Now you have drawn it. What do you think? I want to make the overall coloring a little darker. So I add a few more lines. Now, it's finished. The elbow color has become darker and more powerful than before, hasn't it? This is a radio curve, rural. Select eraser. Erase the older hanging lines with it. However, if you try to erase lines with our rural visible, you can only erase them by following the curve of the rural. So what do you do? Turn this item off. Then you can move the eraser independently of the curve observer, erase the overhang and clean it up. Are you concerned about the dura? If you print the image as is the rule, wherever you know the print. And if you save the image as a JPEG, etc, the ruler will not be visible. So you don't need to worry about it. But if you feel that they're in the way, Click on the other leg. See it's gone. 5. Radial Curve Ruler with tips for iPad: Next, make the brush size thicker and draw it, create another new layer. Actually, you can move this rural to another layer. Of course, you can create different Burrus on the new layer. But if you want to use the same ruler on another layer, you can do this. Just drag it easy, isn't it? On the iPad, it is slightly different. Drag this icon from bottom to top left, bottom left to top right. See domain and played back slowly. See, let's drag it to the other side. This is the fastest way to move the ruler. However, this method is somewhat difficult for beginners. So I will show you another better way that is easier. First, tap and hold this layer, the layer with rewrite, this window, it will then appear tab showing all layers. You see that the icon has changed. This is the icon showing the status of showing all layers. Try selecting layer two. You can see that you can draw lines along the dura on it. But there are times when you want to draw lines that have nothing to do with that. One way to do that is to turn off this cycle. I mentioned before. I'm showing you another way. Again. Tap and hold this layer. And tap here, which I think now has a tick on showroom. You will then see that rural is no longer visible. And the Red Cross is displayed. Now we can draw lines on all layers that have nothing to do with Aurora. Well, what if you want to remove the Red Cross? N shows a rural tap on the Red Cross. That's it. The rural PSA again, hide the layer you just drawn by clicking on the icon. Set the brush size to 2 millimeters. Set the opacity to 100, check studying, and set it to 100 per cent. Then I draw it. Oops, I can't draw along the rubra. How did you solve this program? Yes, you have to turn on this icon right? Now. You can draw nicely, drawing the same way as before. Make sure that the tip subs a clumps of lines form triangles and that the density of the lines is not uniform. You have drawn it. Now, erase the overhang. Turn off this icon, select the eraser and erase them. There you have it. If the ruler is in the way, you can select another layer and save it as JPEG or whatever format you like. 6. Draw with a Parallel Line Ruler: In this video, I will show you other drawings using special for us. First, I will show you how to draw the rain. Open this file, select the Aurora to and choose the special rural. Thank click here and select parallel line. Then create a new layer and rename it. You could draw rain falling vertically, but vertical or horizontal lines tend to show roughness in digital drawing. So here I draw them diagonally. Select the parallel line rural, and try drawing diagonally on the Canvas with your pen. You should now see three purple lines. These are the parallel lines, rural. If you look at the layer, you will see that our new icon has been added. Next, select the Pen tool. The brush size should be 0.5 millimeters. Then check both starting and ending and set both to 100 per cent. Now let's start drawing. Allows you to draw a beautiful straight lines without having to move the pen carefully to make it look like rain. Vary the length of the lines rather than making them uniform. And the same applies to the density of the lines. Draw them so that they are not uniform. Next, add some white lines. Change the ink color to white, then continue drawing. You don't need a lot of white lines. Just draw lines in the dark areas so that the white lines standout. However, the lines should not cover the character's face too much. In particular, avoid covering the eyes. You can be done with this. If the ruler is in the way, click on another layer. If you are drawing more heavy rain, add more lines. The more lines, the heavier the rain. Luke's, let me try change the ink color back to black and add more rain lines as before at the lines in such a way that the lines are not uniform. Making some areas with more lines and some areas with fewer lines and a few lines to the front of the body. Lines while keeping your eyes on the overall balance. Finally, change the color to white again and add some white lines. Now, you have drawn a heavy rain. Here's a special tip for you. This is a small but highly effective technique. Okay? First, turn off this icon to draw lines that have nothing to do with. Then reduce the brush size a little. Change it to 0.3 millimeters. Then draw a lot of very short lines on the upper part of the body. Like this. These little dots depict the rain hitting the body and bouncing off. Now you have completed what they think. 7. Decoration Brush: Finally, I've showed you how to use a decoration brush. First, thetic, the rural as before. Then select radial line again. Next, create a new layer and rename it decoration. On the area where you want to send over the radial line. Then select the declaration to select ruled line. Then select the star. Try moving the pen in the same way as you draw the radial line. You have drawn the star radio ads with radial lines. Make sure you draw them in a scattered manner that they are not uniform. Next, try changing the color. Set the brush size to about 13 millimeters. Before you draw, delete these black stars. The the key. What did you do on the iPad? Yes. You tap the icon of-of. I change the ink to yellow. Yellow stars. Now Radio. Next, change it to red. Then change it to blue. How about that? Interesting, isn't it? Let's try another rural concentric circle, rural hide this layer. Do you remember how to do it? Yes, you tapped, DID. Then create a new layer and rename it equation two. Now select concentric circle as before, that in the center of the face. And drag. As you can see, the ellipse contracts freely. See. Make it a circle. It doesn't have to be exact. And tap the canvas again. You can see the purple lines. This is a concentric circle, rural. Make sure you see the icon on the layer. Then go back to the declaration to again, try drawing with a pen. Now you have drawn the star in a beautiful circle. Try it with another colors. First, change it to red and draw the star in the same way. Next, change it to yellow and draw the same way. See, this is a concentric circle, were easy, isn't it? You can, of course also draw black stars. Change the ink to black, and draw them in the same way. If the ruler is in the way, click on another layer. Now select the declaration to layer. Hit the Delete key to erase all the styles you have just drawn. Now select melody. And droid. Interesting, isn't it? You can draw a circle in front of his character like this. Or you can erase the unwanted parts so that they are hidden behind the character. Now, let's erase the unwanted parts. Turn off the icon above to use the eraser freely. Select the eraser tool and erase it. The declaration to layer again and use the Delete key to erase everything. Try other brushes. Now click on clothing. Then select chain in the list. Increase the brush size slightly. Now, dry drawing. Oops, this is not good. What do you do when you can't draw a line along the rural? Yes. This icon is switched off. So switch it on. Then, as you can see, you have drawn a beautiful circle. Select the declaration to layer again and delete everything. Now select the chain. Let's draw them. It's a bit small. Increase the brush size, a little, tinge it to about 20 millimeters. Then draw it again. Yes, it looks good. Now aesthetic thing, chain. As for the brush size. Well, I was selected to about nine millimeters. This is the thing chain. Next, select raid. The brush size should be slightly larger. This is braid. How do you like this? Decoration brushes? These expressions may not be used much in the manga, but they could create some interesting effects. If you are illustrating, think about how you can use them effectively and use them as tools to help you create great drawings. 8. Conclusion & Notification: Hi. Thank you for watching my video all the way through Hawaii. Is you get a better understanding of that in CSP. I'll be delighted if CSP became more familiar to you and digital drawing became more. The next video, I will explain about home and coloring, which are also essential functions of CSP. I hope you will watch it. Thank you.