I’m so happy (though I’m broke :P) because I finally got the art materials I ordered from Deleter Japan. Deleter is a supplier of manga art materials. http://deleter-mangashop.com/index_en_usd.html
I live in the Philippines and manga isn’t very popular in here and most comic book artist in here are influenced by Western Comic Books so they adopt DC/Marvel Comics style. There are some people who create manga but they do it digitally. I want to learn the traditional way, it just feels more authentic: P However, finding manga art materials in here is not that easy and that’s the reason why I need to order my materials from Japan.
It’s my first time to order something from the internet so I was quite nervous. I was afraid that I might not get my package or something bad will happen to it (>.<). However I really need the art materials so I just ordered it and hope for the best.
Deleter’s payment method is Paypal so no worries about that and they use EMS/SAL for the delivery. I’ve used EMS before and so far I haven’t had any problems using it and that made me feel at ease. I ordered my materials on July 28, 2012 and received it on August 2, 2012.
I ordered 2 screen tones and I got freebie cut outs from various screen tones ^^
I also bought the Deleter Comic Book Paper (A4). I got the one with gridlines with it so I won’t have difficulty with the measurements.
Then last but not the least, I got a Tone Hera to help me apply the screen tones on my comic paper nice and smoothly. Then I also purchased G-pen, Maru-pen, Saji pen and a grey pigment ink pen (0.1).
I’ve got to go now, after I finish creating my illustration using the materials I bought I’ll post it in here ^^. CHEERS!