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"OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 06:44post reply

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.






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"Re(1):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 08:36post reply

go to an art store! they can help.
I think lots of the folks around here use their 'computers' for arting.





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"Re(2):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 09:01post reply

I know but it so cold outside, but I'll call a art store. Thanks!






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"Re(3):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 09:20post reply

haha...yeah...coldness.





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"Re(4):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 15:33post reply

https://pentelstore.com/catalog/index.php?ctgy=29

i highly recommend pentel graph 1000. i like the way it is weighted and it rarely jams leads.

i can't say much about the graphgear 1000, although i read some good things about it. just ordered a .9mm from them yesterday...





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"Re(5):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 15:51post reply

I remember an art teacher of mine who always bought stuff from dickblick.com. Pretty nice store, I would highly recommend.

Brandon is right... lots of people do the digital art thing nowadays. You don't even have to ink half the time anymore (which is good, because I'm pretty lousy at it).





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"Re(1):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Tue 13 Dec 16:54post reply

quote:
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:
-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:
http://www.dickblick.com/zz205/12/

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.

Pens:
-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:
http://www.dickblick.com/zz213/34/
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
http://www.dickblick.com/zz221/11/

Paper:
-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)

Erasers:
http://www.dickblick.com/zz215/02/
AND
http://www.dickblick.com/zz215/08/

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"






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"Re(2):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Wed 14 Dec 01:55post reply

Thank you for all your help. My sister is a student at the Pittsburgh Art Institute study media arts and animation. And thought getting her art stuff be a good christmas gift.






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"Re(3):OT: Art supplies?" , posted Wed 14 Dec 03:12post reply

quote:
Thank you for all your help. My sister is a student at the Pittsburgh Art Institute study media arts and animation. And thought getting her art stuff be a good christmas gift.



Animation? Well, if it's animation your sister is taking then I gots the goods for ya...

Move over Baggy.

If she's taking animation they you'll for sure want to go get her some Col-Erase pencils (I prefer Red but most use the blue or green types) and a nice Tuff Stuff eraser is alwasy good along with some good Staedtler penicls. One thing that I usually bought lots of because I generally lost mine all the time was a Peg Bar. A simple plastic one would do fine.

Now depending on what your budget is like, some animation paper is always welcome.

That is if she's taking animation. These things are alwasys in constant need in that class.






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