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Post by MacArthurSoup » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:33 pm

I love inking with a brush!
My baby is my Escoda number 4, but when I'm on the fly I use a Pentel 101 brush pen.
I use Faber Castell Pitt pens for inking panel borders and any ol' tech pens for deadlining backgrounds, usually buildings.

Windsor and Newton Black India Ink is the only one for me!
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Post by andrewwales » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:13 am

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to have to look into these products.

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Post by Mitch » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:40 pm

Kinda depends on my mood, and what the strip is. Usually Photoshop, but I've been getting back to brushes here lately.

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Post by nemu » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:57 pm

tpiro wrote:Andrew- Yeah, I don't like Microns for the same reason you mention. I've switched to Copics, which are a little pricer. But these still sometimes have erasing problems depending on the type of paper and eraser.

Has anyone here found a better substitute?

While I love the Copic line pens, the ink is still not dark enough for me. I've tried all sorts of pens and the ones I like most are the neopiko line2 pens. These are waterproof too.

Here's one of them: ... h=31_14_69

I also use Tachikawa or Nikko maru nibs with Speedball Super black india ink and a lot of windex.

I have a few brushes but I need to practice more. Not as good as I was in highschool. I think my hand shakes too much. I definitely cannot drink anything with caffine if i'm supposed to be inking.
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Post by andrewwales » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:00 pm

thanks Nemo, for the advice.

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Post by Andre Szy » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:32 am

tpiro wrote:For ink I use speedball super black india ink. I've tried the higgins black magic, and it never seems dark enough. Has anyone else had this experience?
I mix Speedball Super Black and Higgins Black magic together and it makes a really consistent nice dark black every time. Its weird, but it works. I got that tip from reading about what Mike Allred does.

I use the hunt 102 crowquill nib for inking.

Right now, Im not much into spotting blacks and inking with a brush, but when I go for that I use a Windsor Newton series 7, number 2 brush.

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