How To Start a Webtoon – Top 5 Supplies for beginner

How To Start a Webtoon – Top 5 Supplies for beginner

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In order to start a webtoon on platforms like Webtoon LINE Canva or Tapas you’ll want to make sure your webtoon is uploaded in individual files sized around 800px by 1280px

Webtoon Format when uploading onto Webtoon Canva

Webtoons are basically made up of individual comic pages that have 1-2 panels per file and then they are connected together vertically within mobile responsive sites like Webtoon and Tapas

Webtoons are vertical comic strips made up of multiple regular sized comic pages
how to upload webtoon on phone

You can start a webtoon using your smartphone and a pen stylus or mobile tablet and free art apps like ibispaint or medibang paint.

Medibang paint on both desktop and mobile

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. 

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:

Now you don’t need a fancy pen stylus because a lot of free art apps like Jump Paint or ibispaint can be used with your finger as a pen stylus. 

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. 

Medibang Paint iPad Pro and Apple Pen

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.

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

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

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

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.

This illustration was draw with Clip Studio Paint

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.

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

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!

AMBW and BWAM manga manhwa webtoon
Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! AMBW Webtoon Comic
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