The following is a list of art materials that I use most regularly for comic art – these are my own personal preferences based on trial and error over a long period of time but many more options are available, so try lots and see what suits you best. These are listed as Amazon affiliate but you can buy most or similar items from many more online or physical stores.
I prefer Mechanical pencils to save on mess and sharpening blunt leads, you can get a variety of colors and hardness of pencils – I prefer blue and red and 0.5 and 0.7mm leads.
A selection of inking pens, and pen brushes. Make sure you get waterproof permanent inks.
White Inks / Pens
Perfect for adding special effects and drawing over black areas (as well as fixing the odd mistake)
A selection of nib pens and liquid inks. Make sure you get waterproof permanent inks.
You’ll need a paper surface that can handle ink and colour markers without bleeding and take heavy erasing without tearing. Pre-printed Blueline pages are available too.
You will need a selection of tools to help you draw shapes and angles accurately.
Mainly for tidying up and fixing mistakes but can also be used to add effects to pencil art. The ‘best’ ones really depend on what type of pencils you are using them with.
Tombow Holder Eraser and refills
High-quality blendable markers for colouring artwork. Available individually and in sets.