CSP Featured Artist: Ameriya
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How did you become an artist?
Like most artists, I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. At first, I was just drawing as a hobby, but then I grew up and discovered social media and art sites like Pixiv and DeviantArt. Seeing others do similar things like me, I got inspired to take drawing more seriously and started posting my works online from around 2013. As time went by, I gained an audience that enjoyed seeing my illustrations and eventually I was able to do some commissioned work for them.
Where do you get inspiration?
Mainly from anime, game, photography, as well as other artists I find online. Recently, I have also been inspired by the Old Masters and The Golden Age of Illustration period paintings. I’d love to try applying their painting technique and storytelling elements into my work.
What’s your hardware setup?
A Lenovo Laptop and a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium.
What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?
As a digital artist who is very lazy to make her own brush, I really like CSP for its great default brushes. Even when I first moved from other digital painting software, they already felt natural to use. The brush installation is very easy and Clip Studio Assets Store also allows me to search for some brushes I need very quickly. I also like the 3D model feature because it’s been really helpful to tackle down illustrations with a more complex angle. Plus, I love how it doesn’t burn my laptop when using it.
How long does it take you to make a single illustration?
It really depends on what kind of illustration I’m making. Simpler illustration like a portrait would take around 3 to 8 hours while the more complex one varies between 12 to 50+ hours
Would you consider Clip Studio Paint an industry tool?
Absolutely. The tools provided in CSP are suitable for making illustration, comics, as well as animation. It’s a very versatile software.
Would you like to promote some recent project?
I currently don't have any personal project but I'd like to give a shout-out to Mojiken Studio! I had an internship program there last year and the place was full of amazing and talented people that helped me grow as a person and as an artist. They have an upcoming game called A Space For The Unbound which you can find on Steam. Be sure to keep an eye out for it!
Where can we follow your work?