Drawing Supplies for the Budding Cartoonist - dummies

Drawing Supplies for the Budding Cartoonist

By Brian Fairrington

Part of Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Having the necessary drawing supplies is essential for cartooning. An arts and crafts store has a wide range of art supplies, but you don’t want to overdo it and buy too much especially — if you’re just starting out. So, when you’re setting up your drawing workspace, start with this list of basic cartooning tools and supplies:

  • Paper for doodling and sketching:

    • Scratch paper

    • Typing paper

    • Note paper

  • Paper for drawing finished art:

    • Vellum paper

    • Watercolor paper

    • Bristol drawing paper

  • Tools to prep with:

    • Ruler

    • Eraser

    • White correction fluid

  • Tools to sketch with:

    • Non-photo blue pencils

    • Charcoal pencils

    • Drawing pencils

    • Technical drafting pencils

  • Tools to use for final art:

    • Pigma Micron pens

    • Winsor & Newton #2 brushes

    • Waterproof black India ink

  • Adobe Photoshop