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    Super Senior Member Demonfyre's Avatar
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    Tips on inking

    Well I just got an inking pen which ordered from the US and i've never inked any of my drawings before so I was wondering if I could get some tips on how to ink properly and if it is really as simple as just going over the lines I made with my pencil

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    Yeah it's basically going over the lines .. just do it more slowly and don't rush it.

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    Optionally: lightly erase your pencil lines (for example with a kneaded eraser) before you start inking. That usually helps me when inking. If I don't, it'll start to bleed when the pencil lines are too thick.

    Other than that, what ram said. Also try varying the thickness of the final lines to give it a more lively look. If that even makes sense.

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    Could someone use a regular pen until they got a hold of an inking pen?

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    Super Senior Member Demonfyre's Avatar
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    Okay thanks for the replies i'm going to start inking old drawings I drew maybe a two weeks to a month ago until i'm confident enough to ink my newly made drawings

    Could someone use a regular pen until they got a hold of an inking pen?
    I just used a regular pen until I got that new fountain pen in the mail a couple of days ago :3

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    Ah, thank you.

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    Also, make long and smooth lines. Use your arm or wrist. Let some parts dry before doing others, so that you don't smear the ink or run your hand through it.

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    Super Senior Member Demonfyre's Avatar
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    Fortunately when I got the pen it did have some handy tips to prevent smudging

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    Cool! And, make sure you have good lighting!

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    Noted I'll maybe put some up on my critique thread later when i've had time to practice and get better at it for review

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