Suggested Comic Supply List – 06/04/21
First and for more a lot of the type of supplies I us may not be the right ones for you. This of course depends on your style, approach, and overall budget. Whatever you do use make sure it meets those needs first, and with that said this is a list that I have found to be what I am currently using and have found some success in, regardless cool and amazing tools can never replace good old fashioned practice and lots of studies. I should also mention here that we live in amazing times and the types of tools available to us to help out with the illustration-making process truly help to speed up the work. But I should also mention that having a keen idea and understanding of the basics is equally important.
While I am not an affiliate with Blick Arts any place you can get your hands on works for me. The only place I am affiliated with is Hej Styles. Which is one of the best digital tools I have ever used as a ruler, perspective drawing, and an all-around great group to work with.
Without further adieu here is my Comic Supply List (with links):
Here are a few types of papers I have used in the past. I would suggest going to a 4ply if you are using more of a watercolor technique.
Strathmore 500 Sequential Series Bristol Paper – 11” x 17”, Vellum, 24 Loose Sheets LINK HERE
Strathmore 500 Sequential Series Bristol – 11” x 17”, Semi-Smooth, 24 Loose Sheets LINK HERE
Canson Fanboy Comic Book Art Boards – 11” x 17”, 24 Sheets LINK HERE
Rulers and Guides:
I love my rulers what can I say.
Westcott Ames Lettering Guide LINK HERE
French Curves, Set of 4 LINK HERE
Blick Triangle – 12”, 30-60 Degree LINK HERE
C-Thru Ellipse Template: #1 Small LINK HERE
Blick Heavy-Duty T-Square – 12” Long LINK HERE
C-Thru General Purpose Template LINK HERE
Blick Aluminum Non-Slip Ruler – 6” LINK HERE
Pencils and Pens:
Currently using the Copic tools a lot lately but here is a list of tools I have used in the past and you never know when one tool will fit a saturation better than another.
Copic Multiliner Pen Set – Black, Assorted Nibs, Set B-2, Set of 9 LINK HERE
Copic Gasenfude Brush Tip Pen LINK HERE
Sakura Pigma Micron Pens – Set of 6, Black, 08 LINK HERE
Pentel Graph Gear 500 Pencil – 0.5 mm, Black Barrel LINK HERE
Zebra Comic Pen Nib, Mapping Pen (Maru Pen) , Pack of 10 (PM-1C-A-K) LINK HERE
Zebra Comic G Model Chrome Pen Nib, 10 Nibs (1 Pack) (PG-6B-C-K) LINK HERE
Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder, Model 40 (T-40) LINK HERE
Raphael Kolinsky Red Sable Brush – Extra Pointed Round, Size 5 LINK HERE
Isabey Pure Kolinsky Sable Brush – Round, Long Handle, Size 2 LINK HERE
Raphael Golden Kaerell Brush – Pointed Round, Short Handle, Size 1 LINK HERE
Raphael Golden Kaerell Brush – Pointed Round, Short Handle, Size 2 LINK HERE
Hej Stylus MacOS Application LINK HERE