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Basic Tools For Anime & Manga Drawing

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Basic tools for Anime & Manga Drawing


Anime is really fun to watch,  aside from it's interesting plot and story, we also love anime because of it's stunning beauty when it comes to art implementation and that is the triggering factor for you to start your first drawing. However, what are the tools that you need for you to be able to start?

There are two kinds of art when it comes to drawing. First is the Traditional Art/Drawing where an artist uses various traditional tools such as pencils and different coloring materials. Second is the Digital Art/Drawing

Automatically, for most starters, what you need to do first is to learn the basic concept and ideas of art drawing which is traditional style of drawing. Learn more about the traditional art drawing concept and ideas.

Basically, the tools that you need for you to be able to draw anime & manga are the ffg:

1) Sketch Book
Sketch Book for Anime Drawing
If you are just starting to learn on how to draw, most of the artist recommends to buy the only cheapest and simple type of sketchbook and for starters, a B4-size of sketchbook will be recommended. As for this size you can draw and sketch a lot rather than any sizes that is smaller with the B4-size.

Another alternative for this to enhance your drawing skills is to use a paper with lines. Lines from this paper will serve as a guide for you to maintain the aspect ratio of your drawing to avoid misalignment with the physics such as eyes, ears, and etc.

2) Tracing Paper
Tracing paper is useful for anime drawing
Tracing paper is paper created to possess low opacity, allowing light to pass through. Originally created for architects and style engineers to make drawings that could possibly be copied precisely by using the diazo copy processcitation required, it found several some other uses. The source use for drawing and tracing was largely superseded by technologies that don't need diazo copying or manual copying (by tracing) of drawings.

A best practice is to work with an A4-Size  tracing paper since it is a standard size for drawing and sketching.

It is also an excellent tool for you to catch and to learn the pattern and shapes of your desired drawing. But, I would recommend that you should practice your shapes in a regular basis especially those shapes that has an equal dimensions like for example a circle. By making your equal dimension shapes perfect, it can reduce the time that you need to spend on drawing since you don't need to repeatedly erase the improperly formed shape.

3) HB Pencil
HB Pencil which are good for Anime Drawing
HB pencil, simply H stands for hard and B for black, is an excellent tool for drawing that really works when it comes to shading and sketching a different variety of sketches. Pencil lead is graded by hardness: a greater percentage of clay results in a harder lead. H (harder), F, HB and B (softer) are pencils of average hardness. Pencils ranging from 2B to 9B are softer still and are used for sketching; 2H to 9H are harder than average. A common American #2 pencil is equivalent to HB.
In order, the leads are (from hardest to softest) 9H | 8H | 7H | 6H | 5H | 4H | 3H | 2H | H | F | HB | B | 2B | 3B | 4B | 5B | 6B | 7B | 8B | 9B. 

4) Mechanical Sharp Pencil
Mechanical Sharp Pencil for anime drawing
Mechanical pencils are used to supply lines of constant thickness while not sharpening in specialized drawing and creating. They've also been used 4 for fine-art drawing. 5 They will also be well liked along with students, because they don't have to become sharpened.

5) Pen Shaped Eraser
Pen Shape Eraser use in Anime Drawing
An alternative for a traditional eraser is the Pen Shape Eraser, it is a really useful tool for drawings and sketches. Since it has a thin segment, this is really an excellent tool especially when you are erasing some narrow parts of your drawing. The main use of this tool is simply to erase avoiding the other parts of your drawing unlike when you are using a simple eraser that is thick and wide, pen shaped erasers are being use to dodge the other part  of your drawing so it would not blur or totally erase the part that you don't wanted to erase.

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