About This Course

In this Course, you will learn How to Create a Fantasy Art Character from the rough sketch all the way to the finished paintwork. We start with the drawing process and I explain how to make changes to the concept and not get too worried about everything being perfect in the beginning. There are lots of ways to edit the work and keep pressing forward within Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint.

We will then cover how to lay in the base paintwork and use that to create and save our selections. You will learn how to use the layers to aid in your painting process, as well as how to work in a non-destructive approach.

Once the foundational information is in place, we will begin to apply our digital painting effects with a variety of brushes. (You will get access to all the brushes I use in this Course.)

You will also learn how to create and apply a texture effect for the chain mail on the character’s armor. We will be using the “Distort” and “Mesh Transformation” features to accomplish this.

Through this course, you will learn how to use: Layers and Groups, Combine Modes (Blending Modes), Custom Brushes, Hard and Soft Edge Shadows, Layer Masks, Quick Masks, Blending Brushes, Tonal Correction, Mirrored Windows, as well as General Drawing and Painting Techniques.

You get the Layered Art Files and the Custom Brushes to work along with.


  • Basic understanding of a computer and a tablet.
  • Basic understanding of Manga Studio 5.

What will I learn?

  • Draw and paint character designs with more confidence.
  • Use Manga Studio 5 / Clip Studio Paint effectively.
  • Digitally paint a variety of materials.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone that wants to improve their knowledge on how to digitally paint like the pros do.
  • Students that are studying for concept art and design.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to digitally paint a character using Manga Studio 5.

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Get started today and learn more about designing a character using Manga Studio 5.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Drawing And Cleaning Up The Line Work For Our Character Design
The Rough Sketch Part 1 00:00:00
The Rough Sketch Part 2 00:00:00
The Rough Sketch Part 3 00:00:00
The Rough Sketch Part 4 00:00:00
Section 2 - Adjusting The Line Art With Mesh Transformation And Adding Textures
Using Mesh Transformation And Cleaning Up The Line Work 00:00:00
Creating The Chain Mail Texture And Distorting It Into Place 00:00:00
Section 3 - Creating Selections And Applying The Base Paint
Understanding The Layer Mask Feature And Creating A Shape Selection 00:00:00
Using The Selection Layer Feature And Creating A Flood Fill 00:00:00
Drawing Out More Selections And Segmenting The Work 00:00:00
Creating And Saving Our Final Selections 00:00:00
Section 4 - Making Additional Edits To The Concept With Mesh Transformation
Using The Mesh Transformation And Selections Through Multiple Layers 00:00:00
Section 5 - Adding In The Digital Paint Effects To The Character
Apply The Base Shadows And Highlights To The Armor 00:00:00
Apply Texture And Color To The Armor 00:00:00
Adding More Texture And Details To The Armor 00:00:00
Painting The Cape 00:00:00
Section 6 - Detailing The Background
Painting The Mountains 00:00:00
Detailing The Mountains And Painting In The Sky 00:00:00
Section 7 - Adding More Paint Effects To The Character
Painting The Chain Mail 00:00:00
Painting The Hair 00:00:00
Painting The Shield 00:00:00
Painting The Sword – Part 1 00:00:00
Painting The Sword – Part 2 00:00:00
Painting The Sword – Part 3 00:00:00
Section 8 - Painting The Skin And The Face
Painting The Skin 00:00:00
Painting The Face – Part 1 00:00:00
Painting The Face – Part 2 00:00:00
Painting The Face – Part 3 00:00:00
Section 9 - Fixing The Work
Using Quick Mask To Fix Areas Of Your Work 00:00:00
Touching Up The Work – Part 1 00:00:00
Touching Up The Work – Part 2 00:00:00
Section 10 - Final Adjustments
Refining The Edge Work 00:00:00
Using Selections To Add Color Effects 00:00:00
Adding Contrast To The Background 00:00:00
Add The Final Highlights To The Character 00:00:00
Post Processing Effects 00:00:00
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