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10 awesome new tools for illustrators this month

In this month's review of the best tools for illustrators, it's all about the manga! With the new season of Attack on Titan (opens in new tab) starting, I decided to look around my studio, and round up my picks for making manga.

Getting started 

Whether you're just learning how to draw manga (opens in new tab) or a seasoned professional, these four tools should be on-hand. Hit the arrow icons to move through the gallery. 

Inking and colouring tools 

With your sketch done, you're ready to move on to ink and colour. Here are my picks on what to buy (click the arrow icons to explore the gallery):

Manga and the digital world

You didn't think I would forget the digital world, did you? For those of you who work on a computer, here’s some options for software. Click the arrow icons to scroll through the gallery.

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Tammy is an independent creative professional, author of Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies (opens in new tab), and the maker behind the AdventureGameKit (opens in new tab) – a custom SpriteKit framework for building point and click adventure games. As an innovative problem solver and industry leader, Tammy enjoys working on projects from content creation – including books, tutorials, videos, and podcasts – to the design and development of cross-platform applications and games. For Creative Bloq, she has written about an array of subjects, including animation, web design and character design.