Analog Art Supplies For Making Zine Pages

I want to share some of the basic non digital tools I am using for creating the zine pages.

9 days into it and 9 pages have been completed for my Zine Page-A-Day Challenge. So far so good. I am keeping up!

Here is a list of the most common supplies I have been using for my pages.

  • Metal ruler
  • Black watercolor pencil
  • Water brush
  • Sharpies
  • Micron pens (various sizes)
  • 2B pencil
  • Turquoise Prismacolor pencil
  • White out correction pen
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Magazines
  • Index cards
  • Sketch pad
  • Exacto knife (not shown)

Most of these are pretty common so I won’t explain the hows and whys of all their uses.

I will say though, the ruler is useful beyond it’s obvious functions for measuring and straight lines. It is also handy when flipped over for aligning paper edges against it’s edge when folding.

The watercolor pencil and water brush are good for subtle shading and the correction pen works for popping highlights.

I use the turquoise Prismacolor pen for rough sketches and layout ideas.

Magazines are a great source for letters, words, images, backgrounds and inspirational ideas.

Watch for my list of digital tools and apps that I am using in a future post.

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