Comic Inking materials:
- PEntel Pocket brush Pen: https://www.dickblick.com/products/pentel-pocket-brush-pen/
- aNOTHER BRUSH PEN i LIKE: https://www.dickblick.com/products/kuretake-ai-liner-ultra-fine-brush-pen/
- Comic paint brush: Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush, Round SH #3-
- Quill pen set: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-mapping-project-set/
- Speedball india ink: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-super-black-waterproof-india-ink/
iNKED cOMIC pAGE eXAMPLES:
Notes from Kubert video:
tHE SECRET TO BECOMING A GOOD INKER, IS REPETITION AND PATIENCE.
Crow quill for finer linework
Brush for thicker linework, filling in areas, things like hair
Light to Dark (Thin linework to thick linework) sTART WITH OUTLINES
Line variation is paramount to the 3-Dimensionality of the subject
Thick brush strokes in the foreground to thin linework in the background.
References are extremely important. One or two is insufficient, get as many as possible at different angles to give yourself a full understanding of the subject.
"When we see an object or a figure in front of us the only way that you're able to see the object is in contrast to whatever is behind the object."
Watch your brushstrokes with two sets of eyes, where your brush is going, how it's fitting in with the rest of the composition.
If you've worked your light source correctly and consistently, a black background will add depth and dimension to the subject.
Rendering humor, it's important to remember, Less is more.
mORE Comic Artist Examples:
Inking with a brush pen- https://www.instagram.com/p/C22LFfrN7gJ/?igsh=MWtmMW01ZXl3bXdkbA==
Composition Article on Muddycolors- https://www.muddycolors.com/2021/04/15-types-of-composition/
Brush pen trees or leaves- https://x.com/conor_draws/status/1722333525649596718?s=46
Frank bonnet using brush pen- https://www.instagram.com/p/Cy3Ojl3s27B/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Vlad Legostaev- https://instagram.com/vladlegostaev?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Jared Muralt Comic book artist and Illustrator inking hair on rabbit- https://www.instagram.com/p/CyyM5H7tI3Z/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Chris Stevens Comic Book Artist Crosshatching- https://instagram.com/chris_stevens_illustrator?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==
Great example of brush pen drawing- https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzMD2YkKzhq/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
She maintains pressure control by resting her hand with her three fingers against the paper as opposed to holding the pen laying her palm on the paper. This may be a difficult way to draw with microns, but a great way to maintain consistency with a brush pen.
James Harren, one of the most inspiring comic book artists working today- https://www.instagram.com/p/CykPklZAX-E/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Craig Thompson- Brush Pen Comic book artist who Drew "Blankets" and "Carnet de Voyage"
Gh Walta Comic Book Artist- https://cadencecomicart.com/artist.php?artist=119
a looser inking artist Sina Aline- https://www.instagram.com/p/Cybi6RQNEHD/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Using India ink, French comic artist Denis Rodier: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cya08R0rle9/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Bernie Wrightson comic book artist: https://comics.ha.com/comic-artist-index/bernie-wrightson.s?id=500201351#
Brian Bolland: Comic book artist on titles such as Judge Dredd
Great use of dry brushing- https://www.instagram.com/p/CLRPDsVBxoU/?igshid=1c2faqpqkyjny
Inking water Examples- https://www.instagram.com/p/CPihVukBWnr/?utm_medium=copy_link
Using black pencil with ink- https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZrfhK5K-t0/?utm_medium=copy_link
Inking comics Example- https://www.instagram.com/p/Cgi7QEnDKD8/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Frank Cho Inking a figure- https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkEX4EDgfYB/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Tom foster Comic book artist layouts in pencil and inks- https://instagram.com/tomfosterart?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Shawn McManus comic book illustrator- https://www.shawnmcmanus.net/gallery
Artist using mix of brush pen and thin pen line work- https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGFm0JuIvB0/?igshid=l0rfjivntilx
Using watercolor or wash for background-https://www.instagram.com/tv/CALNruuIN9z/?igshid=1gtfxmefmplw4
Getting a brush pen look with mix of wash or watercolor and colored pencil- https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_zXjz1psKY/?igshid=1527ovibshafe
French comics (Ink and Black pencil or graphite look)- https://www.instagram.com/p/CGJ1RPTnW0O/?igshid=1sv1brjfqiyxw
Simone Bianchi (One of the most impressive comic artists focusing on stylized realism)- https://twitter.com/sbianchiart/status/1316349089324371968?s=21
Ricardo federici (Another one of the most impressive comic artists focusing on stylized realism)- https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cef8r3djXBY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=