Art Apps Specifically for Comics

Art Apps Specifically for Comics

I use a mix of free comic art apps like ibispaint, JUMP Paint, and Medibang Paint to make my webtoon comics but Clip Studio Paint also has a paid app too but I use their desktop version~

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As a webtoon artist here is a list of the features/requirements I keep an eye out for when I’m searching for a possible art app to use to create my webtoon.

ibisPaint App

Let me know in the comment section below some of the basic tools you look for when search for an art app for your webtoon creation!

  • Layers and Layer Style setting
  • Pen and Eraser Pressure sensitivity and Stabilization
  • Transformation Tool
  • Fill Bucket
  • Selection wand
  • Flip, Rotate and Zoom
  • Panel layer mask
  • Text tool
iPad Pro + Apple Pen + ibispaint

Basic Webtoon Art App Requirements Breakdown:

Layers and Layer Style setting

Having layers helps you to keep your linear separate from your colors that way you don’t have to worry about redrawing the whole illustration if you accidentally mess up with the coloring or with the inking.

Clip Studio Paint Webtoon Snap Shot

Pen and Eraser Pressure sensitivity and Stabilization-

This is super important for me because the pressure sensitivity helps me to achieve that close to paper feel as possible and the stabilization helps me achieve clean lines (my hands tend to shake like crazy so this is a MUST)

Transformation Tool-

This helps me if I have my proportions off when I’m drawing the human body. If it has the perspective lock function then that’s a big plus too!

iPad Pro + Apple Pen + Medibang Paint

Fill Bucket-

I’m a lazy type of artist, I want to be able to just click and fill in lines with colors not have to use my pen tool to draw it in. Do it for me~

Selection wand-

Again lazy artist here and I want to be able to just click a certain part of my webtoon or illustration and have it selected automatically without having to go in a manual select everything…I know I need to work on my laziness~

ibispaint app tutorial

Flip, Rotate and Zoom-

These settings help me to make sure my picture isn’t distorted, flipping or rotating your image helps your eyes to reset so that you can see what you might not have noticed before because you’ve been looking at it in one way for so long.  Also the zoom in helps me to achieve those beautiful crisp clean lines. These function are another must!

Text Tool and Font Style-

Make sure whatever app that you have has the text tool so you can add your word balloons or character dialogue to your webtoon comic~

Choosing your Webtoon Font

Panel layer mask- 

Again this is just out of laziness cause I could just draw my boxes but having the function where I can create panels and have it do a layer mask over my line art so no lines will show outside of my webtoon panels is the bees knees!

JUMP Paint App

You take a look at two of my favorite art apps and Art Programs! I’ve also created a list of other art app programs in my blog post How to Make Webtoon Comic

how to make a webtoon

I hope this list can be of help to you when you’re picking out the best art app for your webtoon comic! 

What should you do next?

If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!

I also have a free ebook where I cover how to make, publish and monetize a webtoon comic for beginners!

How to Make a Webtoon Comic Guide

Also if you’re looking for a wholesome, fake marriage trope, AMBW manga webtoon to read to pass the time then you might want to check out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!

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