Here is my video breaking down how I make my webtoon backgrounds using Clip Studio Paint EX free 3D models
- Sketchup – Is one of the most popular apps that webtoon artist use to build their 3D backgrounds from scratch but it does have a steep learning curve but it’s still very useful and popular
- Clara.io – Is a great free alternative to Sketchup because not only can you use them to make 3D model webtoon backgrounds on your mobile tablets but you can also export .stl files to .obj or .fbx files for free unlike in the sketchup free version
- Yuumei the creator of fishbowl webcomic as well as other beautiful art illustration utilities Sketchup in her work as well as share speedpaint videos on her youtube page and blog! artist youtube page
- Clip Studio Paint 3D Model Assets – They have lots of 3D backgrounds that are already put together for you to just drag and drop into your webtoon and you can also use the persective tool feature if you want to add more details that keep to the perspective of the 3D asset~
- ACON3D – Also has a lot of Webtoon centric 3D Backgrounds that they have available for webtoon comic creators to use but keep in mind that their 3D file format is .skp which can be used within Sketchup
- Home Design 3D – Now I know this app is used for interior design purposes but I also like to use it to quickly design interior background for home scenes for my comic. It allows you to save it as a jpg and then I can import it into whatever art program I use (like ibispaint or clip studio paint) and paint over it to turn it into a webtoon background~
What I also like about Home Design is that you can use it on your desktop and on mobile to make webtoon backgrounds quick and easy!
These are great programs to use to create your webtoon comic backgrounds if you can’t draw backgrounds or want to be as time efficient as possible to create backgrounds quickly~
Being on a weekly or monthly deadline you will have to have a lot of time management and finding places to help save on time is a must for us webtoon artist comic creators~
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