Drawing Materials

Drawing Materials

These are the tools generally required to make manga.
At Japan manga school, we sell a set containing the tools professional Japanese manga artists use in their actual work.

Commonly used Drawing Materials by Manga Artists

Kabura pen

Kabura pen

Pen tip is slightly curved, letting you draw with a soft touch

G pen

G pen

Once you get the hang of it, you can easily apply the right amount of pressure to quickly and easily adjust the thickness of your lines

Mapping pen

Mapping pen

Super fine tip with no special pressure needed. Draw beautiful lines

Pen holder

Pen holder

Pen shaft for kabura, G, and mapping pens

Drafting ink (black)

Drafting ink (black)

Drafting ink (black)

Calligraphy pen (Ultra-fine)

Calligraphy pen (Ultra-fine)

Water-based ink won’t run or fade once dry. Achieve brilliant strokes that last forever(Ultra-fine)

Calligraphy pen (fine)

Calligraphy pen (fine)

Water-based ink won’t run or fade once dry. Achieve brilliant strokes that last forever(Fine)

Line drawing pen

Line drawing pen

Line drawing pen uses blot-free water-based ink and features 7 line thicknesses

Washable marker

Washable marker

Markers that won’t run or bleed through the paper

Gel ink ballpoint pen

Gel ink ballpoint pen

Gel ink ballpoint pen – writes smoothly without running

Whiteout

Whiteout

Correction liquid with brush (for oil-based ink)

Writing brush (Large)

Writing brush (Large)

Brush used for drawing human hair, etc. (Large)

Writing brush (Small)

Writing brush (Small)

Brush used for drawing human hair, etc. (Small)

Straight ruler

Straight ruler (Large & Small)

Straight ruler

Curved ruler

Curved ruler

Curved ruler

Manuscript of catoon

Manuscript of catoon

Manuscript of catoon, 40 sheets. 1mm lines.

Thumbtack

Thumbtack

Thumbtack

Drafting tape

Drafting tape

Removable tape won’t damage paper or mount

Mending tape

Mending tape

Matte adhesive tape won’t show up on copies

Adhesive

Adhesive

Adhering and releasing paper and other mounts is easy with this fast, strong, and non-warping adhesive

Feather duster

Feather duster

Use this brush to wipe away eraser shavings

Automatic pencil lead

Automatic pencil lead

Replacement mint blue fillers for mechanical pencils

Cutter

Cutter

Cutting tool

Art cutter

Art cutter

Designers’ cutting tool

Transer

Transer

Use when applying screentones

Eraser

Eraser

Eraser

Trace table

Trace table

Lightbox: use when tracing sketches

Screentone

Screentone

SE-61, SE-62, SE-63, SE-952, SE-956, SE-958, SSE-401, SSE-402, SSE-405, SSE-40
Special clear plastic frames in a range of scaled patterns for drawing and comics

Screentone

If you will be taking the course, please purchase a required set of drawing materials or prepare an equivalent set of tools.

Drawing Materials used for Manga Making Course

Manga Drawing Material Set | Japan Manga School

This set of drawing materials is used for Manga Making Course. You may find similar materials at near by art supply shop.

If not, you can buy this set here.

Drawing Materials used for Character Drawing Course

Drawing Materials for Character Drawing Course | Japan Manga School

This set of drawing materials is used for Character Drawing Course. You may find similar materials at near by art supply shop.

If not, you can buy this set here.

※Purchasing the drawing set is not compulsory. If you already have equivalent tools at your disposal, we invite you to use those.

※Includes shipping. It takes about 2 weeks to reach destinations in North and Central America, Europe, Oceania and Asia, and 3 weeks to reach South America and Africa. Note that we may be unable to ship to certain regions.

If would like to purchase drawing material, please place an order here.