Inktober is a week away and I’ve been getting lots of questions about what tools I use and recommend for inking. So I made a list of the essentials.

Go to www.mrjakeparker.com/inktober for Inktober rules and resources. #inktober

  1. Pigma Micron
    The best pen to start inking with. They have a tough felt tip that draws a firm mark and are great for understanding the basics of laying a line down.
  2. Uni Pin Pen
    An alternative to the Pigma. Tips feel a little looser.
  3. Pigma Brush Pen
    A good intro to drawing with a looser line. Tip is felt and can fray over the course of several drawings. Is recommended for larger drawings. Hard to get detailed with it.
  4. Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - Regular
    This is a molded felt tip which means it’s sturdy like the Pigmas but you get a more expressive line like the brush pens. Ink is nice and dark.
  5. Pentel XFL2L Scientific Brush - Medium Size
    This pen is a great introduction to drawing with a brush tip. It’s tip is composed of nylon fibers and are filled with aqueous dye-based inks and dry extremely dark. You can get the finest of lines and the thickest of strokes with this. Pentel also has these in two other sizes I believe. Plus it has ink refills.
  6. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
    My work horse. Also a nylon brush tip, it offers a smooth and powerful line and can also give you fun expressive lines too. I’ve been drawing with this pen for years and it holds up to a beating, yet will still give you a fine delicate line if you need it. I highly reccommend it.
  7. Kuretake No. 13 Fountain Brush Pen
    I just got this pen and it’s beautiful. The lines are rich yet sharp. It’s great for details and broad strokes. The pen has a little more weight to it so you feel like you’re actually holding something. The fine nylon bristles have a satisfying snap to it allowing you to intuitively move from thick to thin. I love it.
  8. Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Water Colour Brush size 1This is what brush pens wish they were. This is the gold standard, Rolls Royce of inking tools. It’s the brush Bill Watterson drew Calvin and Hobbes with. No nylon, synthetics, or plastic here, just wood, metal, and hair. There’s nothing quite like drawing with one. The ONLY draw back is you have to dip is in ink, which can get tedious, especially while under a deadline.

Good pen! Thick to thin is great. Firm tip for very fine details. Add some pressure and it’s great for filling in those blacks. I made it clear enough in the shot for those that are looking to try new pens.

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Someone got me an artsnacks sub for my birthday (rad!); included was this amazing disposable brushpen which may very well be my new fav inking tool – a Kuretake Fudegokochi. Way finer lines way easier than with a traditional brush pen.

These were my break-in doodles with it, since all I can draw now is this fucking skeleton (scanned, quick PS tones).

Everyone skips leg day. Some people skip everyday.

Sketched with Carmine Red ColErase
Kuretake Fudegokochi for dropping blacks
Kuretake Bimoji for fine lines
This is my fav pen right now!
The fine line control is amazing! I literally said “wow” outloud when I tried it.
@omar.dogan.5 seemed very impressed as well.
It’s a firm tip ‘brush’ pen so (medium) thick to thin is easily achievable.
My only crit is that it runs out a bit quick-then again look at all the line mileage in this pic alone lol.

#fat#spiderman #fit#venom #marvel #comics #ink #kuretake #spoderman #legday #delts #fitness #doYouEvenLiftBro #noPe #burgers#over#abs #plumbersbutt

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This would be my Joverine combo pack of go-to drawing supplies for those that think the Pentel Brush pen is too unwieldy. (Or normal brushes for that matter. )

Carmine red Colerase to sketch
Kuretake Bimoji for fine lines
Kuretake Fudegokochi for filling in

I haven’t tried a Kuretake brush pen yet but hear good things.
Kuretake was kind enough to send me a box of goodies to try out, so I’ll be sharing my thoughts on item with you eventually.

This drawing was done with the above ‘combo pack’
It’s not an official combo pack but maybe it could be ;)

#kuretake #battleberzerkerbalto #ink #art #drawing #comics #sketches #coffee #wakeNmake

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by joverine — Finally saw desolation of Smaoowwwg last night so I was in the mood to draw reptiles. Maybe by this time next year I’ll have the time to watch the latest Hobbit movie too.
Zombigator sketched with Carmine Red ColErasr
Inks with Kuretake Bimoji and Fudegokochi
White with a stubborn unibal signo white.
#zombinamals #zombies #walkingdead #kuretake #ink #colerase #coffee #sketches #wakenmake #gators #ribs #bbq March 30, 2015 at 02:16PM via: http://ift.tt/1HXC5J3