Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz – Do Not Feed The Fish” – Third Clip Studio painting.

Continuing to test my new Clip Studio Paint here´s another pic I just did.
I guess my, “West of Oz” idea is becoming a series of pics now, so here´s another one : “WEST OF OZ – DO NOT FEED THE FISH”. I might end up doing a Kickstarter illustration book with this stuff one of this days or something…
This is also a good example of my love for color… if you haven´t noticed it…


This one is a very good example of why I tend not to work with sketches at all. 99% of the time my end image has absolutely nothing with the original idea sketched and so that is why I rarely show any sketches to anyone. My paintings are very organic and totally unplanned. I like to build and image not knowing what will look like at the end because if I pre-plan a painting with sketchs , in my mind the vision is already there and then it becomes a chore to complete and refine the image which sometimes can take more than 20 hours to do. So I preffer  to go into a painting not having any idea of how it can look like in the end. This is why I do not like to send sketches anywhere to depict what I can do for a project because what I can do never has anything to do in the end with the sketch I send in the first place.
Too bad I didn´t saved the original sketch work for this image because you would not believe what it was going to be my initial idea , haha.


After more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.


Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.



If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.