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Clip Studio Paint Sponsors the Concept Art Awards 2023 at Lightbox Expo

October 27, 2023, Tokyo – Celsys announces that illustration, comic, webtoon, and animation app Clip Studio Paint is sponsoring the Concept Art Awards held by the Concept Art Association on October 28 at the Lightbox Expo, an annual digital art festival held in Pasadena, California. 

Concept Art Awards
The annual Concept Art Awards recognize excellence in character, creature, vehicle/prop, environment, keyframe, color keys, and visual development. For the 2023 awards, projects created by human artists and released between August 15, 2022, to August 23, 2023, are judged by a panel of industry experts including Clip Studio Paint user and Marvel Animation visual development artist Mel Milton. Past years’ winners include Ghibli Studio’s animation director Hayao Miyazaki, film director Domee Shi (Turning Red), and concept artist Jeremy Hanna (Dune).

Celsys will continue to sponsor arts events with the aim of supporting concept art creators worldwide.  

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About the Concept Art Association
Concept Art Association is an organization committed to elevating and raising the profile of concept artists, their art and their involvement in the entertainment industries. They focus on community-building events, mentorship opportunities, and advocacy work for the artists of the concept art world, including the annual Concept Art Awards. 

Concept Art Association: https://www.conceptartassociation.com/
Concept Art Awards 2023: https://www.conceptartassociation.com/caa-2023
Concept Art Association Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conceptartassociation/

About Clip Studio Paint
Clip Studio Paint is used by over 30 million people* for the creation of illustrations, comics, webtoons, and animations. The app is available on Windows, macOS, iPad, iPhone, Android, and Chromebook, so creators can use it on whatever device they own. Known for its natural drawing feel and plentiful features, Clip Studio Paint is supported by illustrators, comic artists, and animators, and used by beginners and industry professionals alike.

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*Includes free trial users and downloads of the iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and Chromebook versions.

About CELSYS, Inc.
Celsys, with a mission of “Creating a more passionate world,” provides solutions for creative activities through online Clip Studio services and Clip Studio Paint drawing app for illustration, manga, webtoon, and animation production. Celsys supports people all over the world to enjoy creating more and all the experiences that come with it.


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