Category Archives: Videos

Cybernetic Police On the Hunt (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

Just in for the weekend. I’ve made another video using Clip Studio Paint and Blender with a bit of a science fiction spin. The cybernetic space police are on the hunt looking for the one that got away. Whether it’s on a distance planet or the surface of a comet, the cybernetic space police can go where others can’t.

Cyberpolice
Cyberpoilce

Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

Promo Video for the Concept Art Idea Book 2
  • Concept Art Idea Book 2

    Concept Art Idea Book 2

    The Concept Art Idea Book 2 has finally been published. It’s been almost a year since I started working on my book. I’ve had some recent posts about my progress over the past few months. There were days when I had to take short breaks and there were days when I took some longer ones. There is nothing better though than the feeling you get when you can say that you are all done.


  • How I used Clip Studio Paint and Blender to create an animated video (1st YouTube Tutorial)

    How I used Clip Studio Paint and Blender to create an animated video (1st YouTube Tutorial)

    The tutorial has both the video screen captures from Clip Studio Paint so you can watch me draw and it on screen video capture from within Blender so that the process is more understandable. I am a little nervous when speaking publicly but this took it to a whole new level. Next time I’ll practice what I’m going to say more but the final project does sound pretty genuine which is what I was going for.


  • Desert Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

    Desert Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

    I created another digital art piece combining Blender and Clip Studio Paint. This is an extra bonus since I just uploaded City Witch last night. I should probably think about pacing myself. 🙂 I am going to go back to posting only once a week but I had a vision in my mind for this one that I didn’t want to lose.


  • City Witch

    City Witch

    Another digital painting for your viewing enjoyment. This one is called the City Witch. Thoughts and feedback are always appreciated.


  • Forest Witch Blender Animation Posted to YouTube

    Forest Witch Blender Animation Posted to YouTube

    Just uploaded my latest video to my channel. You can read more about it in my latest post earlier tonight. I included a screen shot down below so you can see it in the Blender video editor.


  • Forest Witch

    Forest Witch

    The design is about 40 layers most of which are corrections and refinements that I made as I went back over during the polishing stage. I just paint over areas I’m not happy with and use another layer. Don’t judge. Each to their own right?


  • Concept Art Idea Book 2 (Page Design Sneak Peak)

    Concept Art Idea Book 2 (Page Design Sneak Peak)

    Have you ever noticed the relationships between different artist skill sets? Sharing my continuing work in progress of my new concept art book. I have had to digest hours of YouTube videos and Pinterest images of various types of page layouts to get the knowledge I needed to successfully make my own.


  • The Wood Witch YouTube Video

    The Wood Witch YouTube Video

    Just uploaded my next video on YouTube. It’s a combination of an illustration made using Clip Studio Paint and Blender. As an artist, it’s very important to utilize all of the tools out there…and boy are there a lot. Blender and Clip Studio Paint work very well together in that you can start a project in one application and finish it up in another. Most folks I know create grey boxes in Blender, export them, and then import them into their favorite drawing program where they create their final illustration.


  • Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

    Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

  • Flower Study

    Flower Study

  • Compilation of Horror

    Compilation of Horror

    Available now is my 26 page comic containing two short stories along with some bonus art as well as two videos. This is comic is my first ever and I’m really excited to share this with you.


  • 2022…New Year New Website!

    2022…New Year New Website!

  • Tornado Monster

    Tornado Monster

    Tonight with the weather the way it is I was inspired to create a tornado monster with a little bit of a fantasy look to it. Slowly making its way across the plains. This little guy is ready to mow through your back yard.


  • Fire Witch

    Fire Witch

    Tonight I finished my #Fire Witch design. It is a #digitalart piece completed using #Clip Studio Paint. This is part of the series I have been working on. You can see other pieces that I have completed by clicking here or here.


  • Jeffrey Hunt Art Year in Review


How I used Clip Studio Paint and Blender to create an animated video (1st YouTube Tutorial)

How I used Clip Studio Paint and Blender to create an animated video

Making the Tutorial

I recently purchased a copy of Filmora to build and edit videos with. I see myself making more animated videos in the future. I don’t know why I hadn’t been using it before.

The tutorial has both the video screen captures from Clip Studio Paint so you can watch me draw and it on screen video capture from within Blender so that the process is more understandable. I am a little nervous when speaking publicly but this took it to a whole new level. Next time I’ll practice what I’m going to say more but the final project does sound pretty genuine which is what I was going for.

Animated Videos

If you haven’t seen them yet, I wrote about the recent videos that I had put together and posted on YouTube here and also here. People have already taken notice of these short gems and I think I’m up to five subscribers already. Woo Hoo!

Hopefully you all find inspiration and maybe get some knowledge for this instructional video. Always love to get feedback so let me know what you think.

City Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

Latest video uploaded to YouTube….The City Witch

Hello everyone!

I finished my latest video upload for YouTube and have uploaded it today. It’s called the City Witch. You can see the earlier art post here.

The design was created using Clip Studio Paint and I used the Blender Video Compositor to add the music into the video into a combined video for your listening and viewing enjoyment.

The Wood Witch YouTube Video

Just uploaded my next video on YouTube. It’s a combination of an illustration made using Clip Studio Paint and Blender. As an artist, it’s very important to utilize all of the tools out there…and boy are there a lot. Blender and Clip Studio Paint work very well together in that you can start a project in one application and finish it up in another. Most folks I know create grey boxes in Blender, export them, and then import them into their favorite drawing program where they create their final illustration.

The Wood Witch on YouTube

The Process

This has been a work in progress for a while. I created the illustration last month. You can read more about that here. I have been trying to take my work to the next step by mastering lighting and special effects. I mentioned this in an earlier post too.

The figure study

Volumetrics

I took my polished illustration and exported it from Clip Studio Paint as a .png file and then uploaded into Blender. As you can see in the illustration below, I put my illustration inside of a volumetric cube. The bright orange outline show the plane that I uploaded my image onto. A feature in Blender called image to pane creates a billboard style look to your illustrations that you can then modify within Blender itself.

Volumetric cube with illustration inside.

By putting my illustration inside of the cube, I was able to create a particle effect in front of the illustration to give it a 3D look with some subtle movement. It takes a little trial and error to get it done right. I used this video to figure out how to do all of the fine tuning.

Volumetric cube with shader turned on.

Above you can see what the design looks like when you turn on the shaders. The yellow dots are the particles shaded with a bright yellow for contrast. A shader by the way is a term that displays the color or lighting effects within Blender that you chose so you can see how it looks while you create prior to processing the final rendered piece. I found that the program works faster with the shaders off and it’s not so distracting. It’s a lot like coloring in greyscale first prior to using real colors to make sure that the piece is balanced correctly.

Video and Audio Processing

Blender has a really cool video editor that I very much enjoyed using. After I was pleased with the results of the final MP4 video, I uploaded the audio file that I found from the YouTube audio library. YouTube has a lot of good choices to select from. I entered the search term for a “haunted forest” and found a track called Green Forest by Riot.

Blender video editor

The trick during this part of the process was lining up the frames with the audio. The music file was much longer than my 100 frame video so I copied and pasted it over and over until I had enough cells to line up with the music. Every other cell I selected the reverse cell option so that it didn’t look jumpy or like it was starting over from the beginning. I almost got up and walked away twice because it seemed tedious but I am pleased with the final product.

Final image in blender

Final Image Capture

Above is the final rendered image exported from Blender. I added two spot lights to the image for a magical contrast. There is the spot light coming from the top left. It’s a little hard to see in this picture. The bottom light by the rocks is placed down below with the bloom setting turned on. This makes the rocks seem a little more magical.

I hope you enjoyed the process overview for this piece. If you want to see the finished video, please click the link at the top to check it out.

Send a note to me if you like it or if you think I should do more. If I know people like them and are interested in this sort of thing, It will motivate me to make more.

Happy creating!

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