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I’ve created and shared my webcomics and webtoons online for many years now. I started way back in 2007 and I’ve received a lot of questions asking me what programs or tools I use to draw my webtoon.
So I decide to put together a beginner friendly list because some of the tools that I currently used I had to save up over time.
Best Digital Art Software for Webtoon Artist?
I’ve used Clip Studio Paint Pro for years and they are my go to desktop software to use for drawing my webtoon.
Now they are a little on the pricey side and I was lucky enough to get the Pro version when it was on sale. They often have fun sales going on so make sure to keep your eyes peeled when they announce the next one.
The more budget friendly option would be Clip Studio Paint EX and an even friendly budget option would be the free version of Mediabang paint for desktop!
There are a lot more digital art programs and I’ve written a blog post about free art programs for webtoon artist here.
Clip studio paint does have a mobile app that you can use on the iPad but I prefer to use the free Medibang Paint app. It’s simple and clean and does what I need it to do with rough drafting my webtoon thumbnails.
The majority of my experience is mostly with Clip Studio Paint and MediaBang Paint app so these are the two that I suggest for beginners.
Top Screen Tablets for Webtoon Artist?
I currently use Wacom Cintiq 24 HD but I don’t recommend this for beginners but for those who are more intermediate and willing to make that steep financial investment.
I will say that I am glad that I did because I’ve had this screen tablet for years and it’s still going good as new despite all of the constant drawing and repositioning I put it through.
Another reason why I love Wacom because of their battery free pen stylus and I love how they also come with pen nib replacements and a pen stand! It’s a nice little package perk!
So if you’re looking for a heavy hitter mammoth of a tablet that’s sturdy and secure then Wacom Cintiq is a great choice!
The 24HD version is no longer in production but here are a few other tablet options that are around the same price or a little cheaper.
Favorite How to draw books for Webtoon Artist?
I’ve always loved the how to draw manga books and whenever I need a refresher on how to draw a story or how to draw a certain eye shape or background I go to my handy-dandy how to draw manga book section on my book shelf~
You’re never too old or to young to learn something new or in my case dig a little deeper and learn something I didn’t realize before or something I didn’t notice the first time! Learning and reading is fun and when you add manga/webtoon to the mix its a knowledge party!
What should you do next?
Go ahead and get started on creating that webtoon now that you have a list of your tools!
As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey!
I’ve also published 4 Comic books and as of 2020 I’m currently working on my 5th published book! If you’d like to learn how to publish a Comic book in 3 steps then check out my blog post How to Publish a Comic book.
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