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Hey Tim I have a huge favor to ask, and I know that you and Rita are guru's at this, but I would like your help on something, I'm looking to be inking some of her works, and I would like to know if you have any pointers, I mean she gives enough pointers..but I would like to know how you go about doing it, and is it hard to learn,and if anyone else has any pointers it would help me out, thanks for helping.

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mmmm. i guess my advice will depend on how hard you want to work at it

if you just want to tighten up the linework from the pencils to "finish" the page, then you can just use Micron Pens which are cheap, reliable, and dry pretty fast. and if there is REALLY fine linework then try and track down some Pilot Hi-Tec C pens which are all kinds of awesome. i don't recommend Rapidograph pens because they're expensive, scratch the hell out of the paper, and clog up all the time

the problem with inking with pens like this is that the lines don't get any depth and get pretty monotonous after a while.

MY preferred method (as well as most every respected inker around) is to use fine brushes. you can also use crow quill pens, but they have their own set of drawbacks. brushes let you vary the thickness of lines as you're drawing them, allowing you greater versatility than with technical pens like the ones i mentioned before.

the thing about using brushes and crow quills is that they take practice to get good at. and inking brushes cost an arm and a leg. but if you're up to it inking with a brush is where it's at. and if you're going to give it a shot you should DEFINITELY check out the book "the art of comic book inking" by Gary Martin

godspeed bro :crube:

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mmmm. i guess my advice will depend on how hard you want to work at it

if you just want to tighten up the linework from the pencils to "finish" the page, then you can just use Micron Pens which are cheap, reliable, and dry pretty fast. and if there is REALLY fine linework then try and track down some Pilot Hi-Tec C pens which are all kinds of awesome. i don't recommend Rapidograph pens because they're expensive, scratch the hell out of the paper, and clog up all the time

the problem with inking with pens like this is that the lines don't get any depth and get pretty monotonous after a while.

MY preferred method (as well as most every respected inker around) is to use fine brushes. you can also use crow quill pens, but they have their own set of drawbacks. brushes let you vary the thickness of lines as you're drawing them, allowing you greater versatility than with technical pens like the ones i mentioned before.

the thing about using brushes and crow quills is that they take practice to get good at. and inking brushes cost an arm and a leg. but if you're up to it inking with a brush is where it's at. and if you're going to give it a shot you should DEFINITELY check out the book "the art of comic book inking" by Gary Martin

godspeed bro :crube:

thanks man.. and people think that inking is easy stuff.. because if you jus trace with no definition.. you'll end up like that horrible "Sins of Youth book..Superman Jr. and Superboy Sr." man that was so bad.

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