View Full Version : Which Paper is good for drawing comics?

01-22-2011, 04:11 PM
Before i start working on my comics...i have a major question....What paper should i use to draw my comics? What i been using is regular copy paper? I also been using Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pads for my comics...Which paper is better to use?

01-22-2011, 04:53 PM
Copy paper is fine but it would be best to use thicker paper especially if you're going to ink, erase a lot, and even add tone or text. Thicker paper can handle ink better as well as erasures and anything that can be pasted onto it like tones and texts.

Anyways, use whatever you can get your hands on the easiest. Since you're starting out, plain copy paper is perfectly okay.

01-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Sure okay but what about if i want to ink on the copy paper...what should i do then?

01-22-2011, 05:06 PM
Depends on what kind of ink you're using. If you're using inking pens, you should be fine. If you're using inking pens with nibs and liquid ink from a bottle, than it's not good to use copy paper. It's just too flimsy and will most likely warp.

01-22-2011, 05:11 PM
I'm getting some india ink to use...that would be bad, wouldn't it?

01-22-2011, 05:18 PM
Yes. Very bad.

But try it out anyways. You learn with experience. ; )

01-22-2011, 05:21 PM
Okay Thanks...I should start on my comics right away! XD

01-23-2011, 09:58 AM
If you want to Tone at home, I also recommend Bristol. (Just throwing something up I heard at an art store.)

01-29-2011, 03:12 PM
Okay cool