You have come up with a script and your main characters… now you need to start drawing your panels! Pencils, eraser, pens, ink… You have everything ready! But did you remember to draw your margins?
You can get special manga paper with already drawn margins, but if you are using traditional A3 or A4 sheets, you need to draw them yourself.
Step 1: create a template.
Step 2: add margins to all the sheets.
Start by drawing the margins with a blue pencil. In case of error, they are easy to erase and do not show when printing. Then go over them with a rapidograph.
Less expensive than a rapidograph, a ruling pen draws margins just as well. A little adjustment screw will allow you to adjust the nib and thus the width of the line. Dip it in ink. Hold the ruling pen perfectly vertically, against the ruler, when drawing the line.