Digital cartoon art supplies

In the past, analog comics using paper media were the mainstream, but now desktop painting using computers and tablets is widespread. These make it possible to produce comics at a lower cost and in a faster time.

In this article, I will introduce the painting materials that are generally required when drawing manga digitally.

General digital painting materials

When drawing with a computer or tablet, it is difficult to write efficiently with a mouse or bare hands. Therefore, I generally draw using a tool called a pen tab.


When drawing manga on a computer or tablet, the included paint tool is not enough.

Generally, software specialized in illustration production such as Photoshop and Clip Studio is used.