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Dr Baghead3538th Post
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| "Re(1):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 16:54|
What kind of markers/pens/pencils/etc. do comic book artists use? I want to get my sister some but unsure of the brand etc. Looking at http://www.dickblick.com store now. Any help be great.
Now here's where Baghead's degree-he'll-earn-in-a-mere-two-more-days comes in handy!
-Pencils Dr.Baghead swears by and is upset he can't find them in his hometown and has to go to SF to buy: http://www.faber-castell.us/docs/index_ebene3.asp?id=17326&domid=1010&sp=E&addlastid=&m1=14785&m2=14794&m3=14804&m4=17326
9000 series: 2H, 6H, HB, 3B, and 8B three of each and you're set
-For fast darkening: http://www.dickblick.com/zz204/11/
-underdrawings that look professional:
Order Light Blue, Blue, or Red for best results.
Light Blue is non-photo on photocopiers, Blue is non-photo when scanned on a computer in greyscale mode... Red kinda looks cool when you draw.
-King of the pigma liners: http://www.dickblick.com/zz213/96/ they're like Sakura Microns but don't splatter and break as easy!!!
-Brush pens are great for line varity:
Tombow's a good start, but go to a stationary store in a JapanTown and look for a nice calgraphy pen for the better results (I have a nice Pentel Brush pen, it owns you for free!!)
Markers:-Most people don't use Markers, they use Photoshop: but here are some that I've heard are pretty okay if she NEEDS them
-Just get a nice Bristol board pad, if she wants to do actual factual comic pages though buy her the pre-made pages... it saves time and prevents bad messuring (incidentially a comic page is drawn at 10 x 15 inches if you don't want to buy pre-made pages but want to draw to scale)
There ya go... incidentally, I had a teacher who demanded we buy all out stuff at DickBlick.com... he was asian so he said it as "dickbrick" as one fast word... I found that very amusing, "dickbrick"
Blanka and Dan make for a most excellent tag image (yeah still not funny)