Redrawing my old manga with CLIP STUDIO! | SPEEDPAINT

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First speedpaint of 2021! Feels good to be making videos again \(^^)/
Today, I’m taking a page from one of my oldest original manga series’, and bringing it up to date by redrawing it completely digitally! Hopefully there’re plenty of helpful tips n’ tricks in here for any of y’all who are also looking to get into making manga of your own.
If you have any suggestions for future videos you’d like to see, (manga redraws or otherwise), please go ahead and lemme know down in the comments! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
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  1. ABD Illustrates

    ABD Illustrates14 days ago

    Howdy y’all, thanks for stopping by! \(^^)/ I didn’t realize how much I’d missed making speedpaints, but this was SO fun to put together! (It’s been too long (;w;)) I hope you find this lil’ tips n’ tricks speedpaint helpful - I certainly learned a few things while making this one, so hopefully there’s some stuff in here that y’all can learn from too! (All the links I mentioned in the video are up in the description if you need them!) °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖° (as ever, please do feel free to let me know any suggestions for future videos - (redraws or otherwise) - here in the comments! 💖)

  2. Amira Melbourne

    Amira Melbourne9 days ago

    Will you be making a anatomy video?

  3. Spook Troopers

    Spook Troopers11 days ago

    I love this guy

  4. scyjynx

    scyjynx11 days ago

    Would you be willing to link your brush set fir CSP?

  5. seleinathescorpio

    seleinathescorpio11 days ago

    Would you be willing to make tutorials for this program

  6. that one weirdo

    that one weirdo12 days ago

    Do you have to pay to use clip studio? I'm looking to know cause i'm interested in making a comic.

  7. Emilia Paredes

    Emilia ParedesHour ago

    I just bought my first drawing tablet and got clip studio paint and this comes up! Love your art style and thank you for the tips x

  8. Drawing wit Starchild

    Drawing wit Starchild13 hours ago

    Soooo..... U mentioned bout heartless comic..... Ya know? 😅 Also love the new fall like aesthetic!! 🍁

  9. Squareboo

    Squareboo15 hours ago

    if u made a webtoon with this i certainly wouldn't complain~

  10. Forever-Dreaming

    Forever-Dreaming23 hours ago

    I still use manga studio lol. I would like to update/upgrade buuut.... Clip Studio appears to look and work a lot like Photoshop, and I can't make heads or tails of Photoshop.. SO I guess I'll be sticking with Ye Olde manga studio until it stops working lol

  11. bye

    byeDay ago

    who skipped th eintro

  12. Keiny Lai

    Keiny LaiDay ago

    8 years and it still looks bad and generic.

  13. Vanessa

    VanessaDay ago

    ughhh i can never watch art videos without getting the extreme urge to draw immediately... -_- i have things to doooo i can’t drawwww

  14. Masta Comanda

    Masta Comanda3 days ago

    Beautiful 👏🏽

  15. Neko-chan Edits

    Neko-chan Edits3 days ago

    Is it free?

  16. Kaya Chipman

    Kaya Chipman4 days ago

    Yusssss plz! I would love to see more!

  17. Zoey cox

    Zoey cox4 days ago

    how did you get the real g-pen to be how it is? i love your pen settings!

  18. erindrawsstuff

    erindrawsstuff4 days ago

    I randomly stumbled upon your channel and I already love being here lol! clip studio is my favorite program to date and hearing you talk about it is really relaxing. plus you're crazy talented?? the before and after shows how much you've grown as an artist--even though the before is still really good!

  19. Christy Bontrager

    Christy Bontrager4 days ago

    Super helpful video, thanks!

  20. Bella Deens

    Bella Deens4 days ago

    I've been listening to so much audio asmr and my god your voice is relaxing af.

  21. Elsa Anayati

    Elsa Anayati5 days ago

    you're art is ofc amazing and beautiful as ever,, but not enough people are talking about the poofy cardigan :D 10/10 adorable

  22. Jene Draws

    Jene Draws5 days ago

    This was the most helpful and informative video I've seen for clip studio and I THANK YOU so much for it!!!

  23. Graceful

    Graceful5 days ago

    If you don’t have Clip Studio Paint or you device cannot support the app. A great substitute on phone is IbisPaintx!

  24. pawdura

    pawdura5 days ago

    было лучше...

  25. urlocalc0w

    urlocalc0w5 days ago

    he's making it look so easy 😭

  26. Alex Carlson

    Alex Carlson5 days ago

    Dammit Alex, I'd love to read a comic in your style! Honestly surprised you and the Wizards aren't just making a comic out of your game (might be a bit faster than the animation), but I love the animations too! This has also been very informative. I have Clip Studio, but I tend to stick to using Krita, just cause I'm used to the button layouts and settings. But this really makes me want to go back in and try again.

  27. Stefanowa Łapa

    Stefanowa Łapa5 days ago

    The two pages have such a different feeling! I've only started the video, but I must say I enjoy the first layout a lot more - the action panel is big, it draws attention and it's got a lot of impact. But we'll see how I'll feel about it once I'm finished watching!

  28. Akemi Acidália

    Akemi Acidália6 days ago

    Man, I use Clip Studio for a little while now and there was a bunch of functions I didn't know the program had or how to use until you explained in the video. Thanks a bunch! BTW, great video!

  29. Katieee_Llyn

    Katieee_Llyn6 days ago

    How do you round off the tip of your Real G pen brush? I've been trying to do that for my ink brush for the longest time but can't figure it out XD

  30. Randomly Thinking

    Randomly Thinking6 days ago

    Im litterly in love with your art style

  31. DoubleO713 Art

    DoubleO713 Art6 days ago

    Thank you for the template. I can finally start working on my comics!

  32. MinnowClaw

    MinnowClaw6 days ago

    Cutting corners may be fast, but when you draw it by hand it feels real, the new drawing feels like a stock photo. The old drawing feels like an actual manga page

  33. Mattia Perinello

    Mattia Perinello7 days ago

    do you know why when i use the real gpen and i press a little it do a massive line? again i dont push much...

  34. Virgil Casper Franklin

    Virgil Casper Franklin7 days ago

    Just curious, why don't you use the symmetry tool ? This is wonderful work and advice but if you are unaware of that option, I know its made wonders for me!

  35. Ajjerio

    Ajjerio7 days ago

    I loved the original perspective better, but the style and linework of the new adaptation. I felt that the dynamic rope breaking pose in the first spoke more about the situation than anything else.

  36. Visible Ghost

    Visible Ghost7 days ago


  37. Noodles Sama

    Noodles Sama7 days ago

    omg loool thats so cool!!!! the improvement ! i started redrawing my traditional manga from 7 years ago into a webtoon format after i got a new tablet XD i felt like i didnt waste time drawing all those years cuz i got better XD i still have no idea how to use the screen tones... they always look too pixely XD

  38. Mono Phaux

    Mono Phaux7 days ago

    Hi there I know this comment is late but just in case you or anyone else hasn't figured it out yet! You'll notice that some brushes (like the rope and foliage ones in this vid), despite looking like lineart, actually have a white "background" on them which overlaps if you move the layer around. You can fix this in "Expression Color" on the right side menu. Just click the dropdown, select "grey" and then select only the dark square. This removes that white background from the brushes you use on that layer, then you can merge down onto a regular layer once you're finished!

  39. Polyhue._

    Polyhue._7 days ago

    An actual manga series by you honestly would be so cool

  40. Rainbow Cake

    Rainbow Cake8 days ago

    Is there anything like this for free? I can't pay for any software but I really want to try and make comics properly.

  41. 23

    238 days ago

    Wow! This is so cool! Thank you for sharing your progress!!

  42. claire'shoe periodt

    claire'shoe periodt8 days ago

    kskskskskk u didn't add -kun that's probably a cringy phase

  43. fruitykawa *

    fruitykawa *8 days ago

    i’ve watched 1 and a half of your videos and now i’m subscribed

  44. Victorian Melodrama

    Victorian Melodrama8 days ago

    Thank you so much for this video! I actually have this program but haven't tried drawing comics with it yet (I'm pretty bad with computers lol). But now I'm more motivated to try it!

  45. *_DragonsBane _*

    *_DragonsBane _*8 days ago

    Question, What Brush do you use for your Line-work? Is it a custom brush or a pre made one? I've always wanted to try out line-work like yours but I couldn't get it down-

  46. Kai Callewaert

    Kai Callewaert8 days ago

    ah your voice is so soothing ^^

  47. DragonPen

    DragonPen8 days ago

    the text outlines can also be done with edge settings (found in the tool settings by clicking on the wrench icon) which allows all the flexible changes such as edge thiccness and color without having to rasterize the text

  48. Gabriel Rincon

    Gabriel Rincon8 days ago

    Would love to see you work on procreate so I could get some tips!

  49. Saulė Toleikytė

    Saulė Toleikytė8 days ago

    Take a look at vector layer! Will help with line art even more!

  50. ウォルト・ディズニー

    ウォルト・ディズニー8 days ago


  51. ウォルト・ディズニー

    ウォルト・ディズニー8 days ago


  52. Ava Wings.

    Ava Wings.9 days ago

    How does studio clip art work, I can never figure out how to use it

  53. Recca

    Recca9 days ago

    Aah you make it look so easy to use, though I know you knew the program already. It looks really cool! And the page look so good! The old ones were neat too, but I can definitely see the improvement. Especially in the way you set up the panels, a lot of thought went into that and that makes it look so much more clean and prof. ^^ I’m trying to create a webcomic on my ipad, and got Clip Studio because of the smart panelling tool, but I’m honestly SO confused everytime I open the program, because there’s so much going on! I don’t know how to get good at using it, besides of course “just using it”, but it’s hard because I get so overwhelmed and frustrated it makes me wanna quit before I get past the sketching stage. >_

  54. Victor The Collector

    Victor The Collector9 days ago

    Damn, your old self was really bold tho, imagine being a beginner comic artist and trying out a pose with foreshortening and forced perspective on your biggest panel, legend. I do love the new one tho, it’s definitely way more readable and the highlights are where they should be

  55. Taylor Wow

    Taylor Wow9 days ago

    God now if I got a manga/comic by you I would go broke. Quickly learning how scarily addictive your art is.

  56. Taylor Wow

    Taylor Wow9 days ago

    Covid killed my drive to draw, but I guess it’s time to start anew so here we go!

  57. TüthyLad

    TüthyLad9 days ago

    how do you get cc wild words into csp?

  58. Hello There

    Hello There9 days ago

    the softness of your voice makes me sleepy but I wanna pay attention to your content so a feeling that can only be described as **b r u h** rushes through me everytime you upload. In other words, I love your content!!

  59. BlueIron270

    BlueIron2709 days ago

    How do you all draw so GOOD?! I mean I find drawing oddly hard. Probably cuz I don't rlly enjoy drawing much... But anyway, Absolutely LOVE you're vids! I get to watch you draw super cool/nice/cute drawings and I can listen to nice calm commentary?! HELL YEAH!

  60. Masayu Salma

    Masayu Salma9 days ago

    this is super helpful for me that can't start with clip studio! your art is awesome and hearing you explaining the program while drawing is nice.

  61. Harpo

    Harpo9 days ago

    Please tell me this is gonna lead up to a Heartless comic for our viewing pleasure

  62. Lemons

    Lemons9 days ago

    i been waitin for this one TURN IT UP

  63. Will Excel

    Will Excel9 days ago

    Just a quick little critique. Don't space your sound effects so far from the action. For example, on this page, I would suggest putting the "snap" right in-between the two pieces of rope. You actually had it closer in the initial sketch layer. Great work though! I enjoyed this video, and I hope you do more like it!

  64. Reaper Mae

    Reaper Mae9 days ago

    Oh its so good to have you back. I didn't realize just how much I missed hearing your voice until I started up this video but I have absolutely missed your gentle, caring energy. You come across as excited and very calm at the same time and its just so soothing. Plus I've absolutely missed watching you draw.

  65. Evee JoJo

    Evee JoJo9 days ago

    This made me remember when I was first learning things of digital programs (best one of not knowing was I had DPI at 1000 for so long)

  66. Con Artist

    Con Artist9 days ago

    great video!! your one of my huge inspirations :)

  67. Rayne Newberry

    Rayne Newberry9 days ago

    POV: He mentions working on getting back into drawing in this comic-y style and you screamed, because that means you might get to see Heartless as a comic, and really that’s all you want in the world.

  68. wolf pak

    wolf pak9 days ago

    im thinking of making a manga on clip studio i have been using it for a while but im kinda bad with it and i need ideas for my manga i have a base idea but any tips for characters and personality for characters?

  69. Kaino-Phoeno

    Kaino-Phoeno9 days ago

    Eat green

  70. Ciyochi Choco

    Ciyochi Choco9 days ago

    I kind of want to buy Csp but i have no idea how the process of buying it even works, searched everywhere but haven't been able to find anything..can anyone help me?💀

  71. Mathilda

    Mathilda9 days ago

    I like the top panel of the old version. It feels very shonen-manga to me. Of course the new version is also cool.

  72. PearDrawsStuff

    PearDrawsStuff9 days ago

    God DAMN I love your art dude

  73. Perła

    Perła9 days ago

    I reallllly want cilp studio but i dont like the fact that i need to pay for it every month :(

  74. Badreddine Kasmi

    Badreddine Kasmi9 days ago

    Your videos ooze care and love.

  75. Fresh Milk

    Fresh Milk9 days ago

    oof I forgot you could just use brushes for leaves and foliage... I drew them all by hand and It's by far the longest to do.

  76. A Familiar Sword

    A Familiar Sword10 days ago

    Hey! I've already drawn comic pages for a comic, but didn't realise that there was a "safe space" that I needed to think about, is there any way I can save the pages by adding more space? If so how much should I add? Advice would be really appreciated I'm in dire need of it!

  77. Callum Jones

    Callum Jones10 days ago

    I would love to see this become a comic/webtoon because your manga page redraws look so good either way I just love to see the process of making it great job ABD illustrates! ✨😊

  78. Kristina Lindsey

    Kristina Lindsey10 days ago

    I love all the speed lines and great expressions, on the old one I think it very clearly sets the mood :)

  79. Ducky

    Ducky10 days ago

    When ppl use mAnga over monga I can help but laugh

  80. Trin Silvers

    Trin Silvers10 days ago

    Oh my goodness. The redraw is SO GOOD

  81. Cj Arts

    Cj Arts10 days ago

    Alex: Talkin about making manga* Me: Ohhh the Leaves are moving XD

  82. Moonya Snow

    Moonya Snow10 days ago

    If you ever do turn Heartless into a manga/comic, I will definitely read it, and buy the physical copy if there is one

  83. LizzieShiro

    LizzieShiro10 days ago

    I have spent more time in the asset store than drawing in Clip Studio...

  84. Sparrow

    Sparrow10 days ago

    I honestly just binge this whole channel over and over when my mental health gets really bad. There's honestly nothing more calming to draw along to.

  85. Kirishima Kun

    Kirishima Kun10 days ago


  86. Okami Ninetails

    Okami Ninetails10 days ago

    I’m so glad you going over clip! I bought it for college, because I’m a sequential art major and I was told that this program is what EVERYONE and the their mother uses this program in the industry. I LOVE clip and now it’s the only program I use.

  87. Inkedfoxart

    Inkedfoxart10 days ago

    Hey sorry if anyone else has said this but. I'm a graphic designer and I thought I would give some helpful tips to everyone. For type you should never go below 8 point font. Though it might be tempting, anything smaller gets really hard to read in both digital and hard copy. Also if your going to use different fonts for different things. Try to stick to 2 to 3 max type faces. The more fonts you use in a comic the more complicated it'll be to keep track of A. B it'll start looking messy and clumsy if you're not careful. There's nothing wrong with experimenting with type but keep it clean and easy to read. Though type doesn't always need to be readable for a comic its impotent. Hope this helps.

  88. Swinnei

    Swinnei10 days ago

    i have been working on a story for approximately a year now. I really want to make it into comic. however i really want to do it in colour yet my art style is more similar to manga style. the original solution was to make it as a webtoon but i like the idea of making full page layouts... any advice? love your videos!

  89. Cionn Grimm

    Cionn Grimm11 days ago

    That sweater is soooo cute! 😍😍

  90. Pixl V

    Pixl V11 days ago

    _Why are his shoes one with his pants?_

  91. No_one’s_show

    No_one’s_show11 days ago

    I have this app but I had no idea how to use thanks

  92. albi nya

    albi nya11 days ago

    I'm new here, and all I have to say is- WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? HUH?!

  93. Faire Play

    Faire Play11 days ago

    "of questionable quality" *looks at my art* This is called 𝓂𝓎𝓈𝓉ℯ𝓇𝒾ℴ𝓊𝓈 Also: Guessing that Bad-time art program was the Pencil-lookin' sketchbook

  94. Shiasia Beasley

    Shiasia Beasley11 days ago

    Every time I see your videos I get that spark of childish glee for drawing again! Your videos are always an instant click and I cant wait till I get back to drawing with the same dedication and care that you do. You are absolutely owning it with your content, and I hope that your doing well during these tough times!

  95. Rai

    Rai11 days ago

    Wait... Manga Studio IS Clip Studio Paint??? I remember pretty much drooling over the program as a kid but I sorta forgot about it. Now as an adult, I've heard the name "Clip Studio Paint" plenty of times and had no idea it was the same program, just... newer and better and more adaptable?

  96. Face Less

    Face Less11 days ago

    ngl still wanting a heartless webtoon/web comic, because its such a nice concept

  97. Sheilkuroi

    Sheilkuroi11 days ago

    Holy wow I've been using clip studio for years and you taught me a lot of new tricks...THANK YOU

  98. Mriya the wanderer

    Mriya the wanderer11 days ago


  99. Sophia

    Sophia11 days ago


  100. Reeflionfish

    Reeflionfish11 days ago

    Who'd have thought that video was 23 minutes long. ~~~Great content!~~~

  101. J

    J11 days ago

    You are literally one of my biggest artistic inspirations. Whenever I’m struggling with motivation for my art I watch your videos and it always helps! Thank you for sharing your hard work and improvement with us!✨

  102. Maletic

    Maletic11 days ago

    I'm quietly dying on the inside

  103. Single_Line_Of_Bunting

    Single_Line_Of_Bunting11 days ago

    You should collab or at least meet Zachary Jack. You two would get on so well. ♡♡

  104. Scarlet Furo Animus

    Scarlet Furo Animus11 days ago

    Okay, but the huge sweater you're wearing in your new sprite looks soo comfy! Like, I want it.

  105. eac dez

    eac dez11 days ago

    This looks great I missed you, hope you make videos more frequently