How To Start a Webtoon – Top 5 Supplies for beginner

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Here are 5 of my tips for supplies beginners to start a webtoon. I’ve learned alot about publishing webcomics online since 2010 so I want to share a little with you. 

If you’d like to start a webcomic or make a webtoon as a side hobby then here are a few of my beginner friendly drawing tool recommendations.

Which Stylus is best for Drawing?

I picked just a few that have websites that you can browse more stylus on their website. Here are a list of a few of my favorites beginner stylus and one that I found from  a little research:

  1. Adonit Dash 3
  1. Wacom Stylus
  1. MekoTech-Digital Stylus Pen

I have an art hoarding problem….there I said it. I can’t go to an art store, office supplies store or even the art section of walmart because if I see any type of art supplies or paper I’m buying it and adding it to my collection of non-used treasure trove. 

Why is this a problem? Because if there is a certain art tool that is super expensive and I see it then I want to end up buying it but then what happens is Ill never use it because I didn’t need it I just wanted it….(I’m an art dragon)

So my first tip is I would recommend you start with the simple bare basics. Buying those big beautiful fancy tablets isn’t necessary…..of course unless you want it but I digress because these are tips for how to start a webcomic as a beginner…

If you’re doing this comic creating thing as a hobby then you can save your money and use these starter tools instead. 

I wish I knew this when I was younger then I could have saved myself from hoarding and never fully utilizing some of my more expensive art supplies and tools. Now you might be shocked by this but if you have a touchscreen phone then you can actually start a webcomic just with that. You don’t have to worry about what’s the best most expensive stylus to use. Since you’re trying to start a webcomic as a hobby all you need is to find one that pairs with your phone and the art app of your choice and take those first steps.

Which standalone drawing tablet is best for beginners?

Here is a list a few standalone drawing tablets that I researched and recommend you check out:

  1. iPad- pro or mini
  2. Microsoft Surface Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab
  4. XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro

Another reason why I wanted to buy certain programs and art tools was because that’s all I saw the others I looked up to using so I thought I had to use it. I didn’t see anyone producing what  I hoped to produce with free programs. I only saw them using the higher end programs which makes sense because they either had the funds or had a logical justification to buy that high end program or tool because they were gonna use it every day.

Now if you don’t have a computer don’t worry you can still create a webtoon! I currently do the majority of my illustrations on my iPad pro (the mini can also work just fine for those with a tighter budget) with the apple pencil. Now I only have experience with the iPad tablet but I’ve seen reviews online about a few of these other tablets as well. 

What are some free drawing apps to use to start a webtoon?

I used medibang paint to draw these illustration on my tablet but here are a few other free programs I recommend you check out if you’re just starting out making webcomics. Now some of these I have personal experience using and the others I did a little research on and also recommend them because I feel they have the basic tools needed to start a webcomic:

  1. MediBang Paint
  2. Jump Paint
  3. Krita
  4. ibisPaint
  5. FireAlpaca

Just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s inadequate. These are great apps to use to for you to start a webtoon!

Don’t let this program fool you because this is what I’ve been able to do with it for my illustrations and webcomics and webtoons are just tiny less detailed illustrations in panels. Layers are my best friend.

start a webtoon
If you like webtoons with fake marriage trope and petty but wholesome fluffiness then click the image to read it ;D

Now if you are looking to invest in a great art and comic program then I do suggest Clip Studio Paint! It’s one of my favorites software programs and I have been using it since 2010.

This illustration was draw with Clip Studio Paint
Sad Cute Shojo Manga girl
This Manga page along with all the manga and comic pages on my site were also made with Clip Studio Paint

Before You Go!

If you’d like a tutorial on how to set up files with medibang or tips on how to get started with medibang then let me know in the comments that you’d be interested in something like that and I’ll be happy to do a walkthrough on it!

As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey! 

interracial couple webtoon
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Thank you so much for reading todays blog post and if you want a webtoon to read to pass the time feel free to stop on over to my patreon page where you can get the most current episodes free to read if you hit the follow button. 

You can also read the webtoon over on my webtoon or tapastic page where updates are a few months behind patreon but still updated once a month~

I might not be able to respond to all comments but I do read and appreciate each one. Thank you for understanding <3

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