Art Studio Essentials
There are so many tools an artist needs to create the art they do. Whether you’re a fine art painter or comic book artist some of these tools with apply to both. So let’s breakdown the top 6 things every art studio needs.
THE MIGHTY PENCIL! These pencils are amazing. The Blackwing 602 pencil was favored by many Oscar, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winners throughout the 20th century.After they were discontinued, fans began paying as much as $40 per pencil to seize unused stock.
Now, Blackwing is back for a new generation of artists, writers, musicians, and people who appreciate the craftsmanship of a well-made pencil.
The Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed,” a gunmetal grey finish and iconic square Blackwing ferrule with a black eraser.
The Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener creates a long point using a two-step sharpening process. The first hole sharpens the wood and the second hole precisely sharpens the graphite core.
Each sharpener features a matte rubberized finish for added grip and German steel sharpening blades. The sharpener can hold three fresh sharpens before needing to be emptied, and is available in black, white or grey.
It’s so much more fun than a regular eraser! Mold and shape it anyway you want to erase tiny specks or large areas. Works wonders with your other Prismacolor art supplies to highlight and clean chalks, charcoal, pastels and colored pencils. You just knead the eraser to clean it, so you’ll get a ton of use out of it.
This is not just any old ruler. This 12 inch ruler has a cork underside to lift it from the paper. The purpose for this is for when you’re inking straight lines the edge of the ruler doesn’t smudge the ink. Giving your ink space to lay on the paper correctly.
Any inker who works on comics has to have one of these. The nibs are interchangeable for you to get the line weight you’re looking for. The nibs are dipped into a bottle of ink and then get to work inking your pages.
Works amazing with the ruler in #4.
These wooden mannequins are great for helping you sketch out your characters. Pose the mannequin how you want your character to look and get to drawing.
That’s the 6 things every art studio needs. Of course, there are tons of other tools you could use but those are the basics to get your pages done. If you have any other tools you love to use while creating comics, leave some comments below.