Manga & Comic Art: Tips and Tools

Drawing Tips
  • Basic Manga Drawing Tips: Learn the fundamentals of planning and telling a story.
  • Body Language: Combining body language with facial expression brings your characters to life. Learn tips on how to use body language to make your characters more expressive.
  • Deb Aoki's Video Downloads: Practice sheets & reference guides to accompany Deb Aoki's introduction to drawing manga videos.
  • Manga & Comic Drawing Tools: See all the tools that artists use from beginners to the pros!
  • Manga Videos: View inspiring manga & comic drawing videos. You can find both tutorials and inspirational videos.

Print these templates and draw your own characters on top!
     
Draw a Manga-Style Head
Click to download a PDF template
Draw Chibi Figures
Click to download a PDF template
Draw Inu-kun and Neko-chan
Click to download a PDF template

 

 

Sakura offers artist a full range of drawing tools for manga and comic illustration.

 

  • Beginning comic artist's all-in-one kit
  • Pigma ink is permanent, chemical proof, waterproof and fade resistant
  • Economical
Pigma Manga Comic Pro Kit
  • Professional inking and drawing set
  • Sets includes Pigma Micron®, Brush & Graphic ink pens
  • Pigma ink is permanent, chemical proof, waterproof and fade resistant

Gelly Roll White Ink Pens
  • Opaque, white gel ink
  • Ideal for accents and highlights
Sakura Electric Eraser SE2000
  • Compact design
  • Strong torque
  • 2.8oz including batteries
  • A favorite of artists and illustrators.

Koi Water Color Field Sketch Kits
  • Portable set includes a compact water brush
  • Available in 12, 18 & 24 colors
  • 8 & 24 color sets feature thumb ring holder, mixing tray and easel for sketchbooks
  • Complement to Pigma ink
Koi Coloring Brush Pens
     
  • 48 transparent ink colors
  • Blend easily to create a multitude of hues
  • Colorless blender creates seamless washes and color gradations
  • Blendable with water