Materials

Here are the basic materials you’ll need to begin creating your own manga.

Pencils

An HB pencil is great for beginners, but you may also want to try out the other lead types, which vary in hardness and value. Try a non-photo blue colored pencil for initial sketches and be sure to keep your pencils sharp. Use a rubber eraser to clean up mistakes and unneeded pencil lines.

Pens

Use an ink pen if you want to ink your drawings. You can also experiment with different types of pens, such as dip, brush, and ballpoint pens for different effects. It is recommended to use waterproof ink for more permanent results.

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