Digital Art, How-To

Layout and Lettering: Comic Illustration in Clip Studio Paint

What you’ll learn in this video tutorial

  • How to lay out a comic page based on the script
  • A guide for loosely drawing the layout with basic figures and composition
  • How to separate comic panels using the framing tools in Clip Studio Paint
  • How to pose characters with the 3D library in Clip Studio Paint
  • How to add text balloons using the lettering in Clip Studio Paint

David’s workspace setup for comic illustration

Hardware: iMac, iPad Pro & Apple Pencil 

Clip Studio Paint: Drawing software for creating professional comics and animation. Its robust features are perfect for creating both manga and Western-style comics. 

Astropad Studio: Software that turns your iPad into a drawing tablet, available for Mac or PC. Try Astropad Studio free for 14 days.

These Clip Studio Paint tutorials are led by David Arroyo, creator of the webcomic IMMERSION.