Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

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Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby djracodex on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:25 am

Inking is a pretty vital step to comic-ing, and there's thousands of different ways to do it!
Personally, I do my comic digitally on photoshop CS3 using the standard 'hard round' 2px with the 'pen tilt' control dynamic. I find that the pen tilt gives me a crisper line at most angles, however on the straight lines it gets a little fuzzy.

So, CG, what do you use to ink your comic?
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby LibertyCabbage on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:37 am

I use a Sharpie and a six-pack of Microns.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby IVstudios on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:25 am

I also use Photoshop. I draw pretty big so i usually use an 6 - 8 px hard brush for detail lines and then outline everything with 10 - 15 px brush because I like a thick outline.

And I like to use diffident color inks instead of just black because it helps with the mood.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby RobboAKAscooby on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:53 am

I use Zig or Copic multiliners depending on what I can afford at the time.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby McDuffies on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:34 pm

These days usually Faber-Castell markers, combining ranges from 0.2 to 0.5. (I draw 1:1 which is terrible on my eyes but I don't have the kind of work space that big sheets require). They don't give terribly dynamic line, but when I don't have much time and I want to reliably get nice results, they're there. LWK is done mostly with them.
Otherwise I prefer to ink with quills, I don't have a preferred brand, I usually buy them by the shape of the tip, and I buy everything that looks good, since good ones aren't that easy to find.
I'm eternally trying to learn to ink with a brush, right now I'm playing around with a refillable brush pen and one of those fancy japanese markers with brush tip, both of them seem fine enough but I don't have a project on which to use them so i just play around.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby Humbug on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:53 pm

I haven't done any lining for some time now since I moved on to painting, but I used to ink with an 8px hard brush with pressure sensitivity. Drawing speedlines without curves or a ruler was a nightmare.
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Postby Cope on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:16 pm

I use fineliners and permanent markers and basically whatever I can find at the newsagents and supermarkets.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby Mastermind on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:15 pm

I sometimes download other artists' brush sets but always end up with standard round.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby Montyandwoolley on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:29 am

I've set up several pens on ProCreate, 1 pencil for lineart (more or less HB, but blue..), 1 thin Ink for lining set to go wider the faster i move the brush, then a thicker for the outer edge set to a consistent thickness regardless of brush speed. I always think I can use the pre-built brushes, but end up changing the settings so much when i try them i end up creating a new brush anyway..
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:21 pm

Copic multiliners for hard nibs, though I also use felt tips of a different brand I can't remember right now. I'm moving toward the felt/brush tip more nowadays though as my drawings are larger, so most of my drawings are either the brush/felt tip or a .7 or .5 mm, each page uses the .25 a little bit, and very very infrequently I'll use the .03. Cute little guy, but I don't usually need lines that thin.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby chainmailbikini on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:21 pm

I've been using microns. I normally use an 08 for most stuff and a 05 or 03 for faces n details. My coworker got a hold of some copics and they seem to be lasting a lot longer than my micron so I'm thinking of ordering some of those. I've done a little lining in photoshop but I never got comfortable with it. I might give it a try again in the future though.
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Re: Inking/Lining - What's your preference?

Postby MichaelYakutis on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:53 pm

djracodex wrote:...I do my comic digitally on photoshop CS3 using the standard 'hard round' 2px with the 'pen tilt' control dynamic....


2px, that'll certainly get you some fine lines!

I use anything and everything. Kinda depends on the project I'm working on and my mood. I usually start with a sable hair brush (I think it's a #0 or #1 series 7), then move on to Copic Multiliners in conjunction with a 102 pen nib. Sometimes gotta whip out a Micron or Faber Castell if the Copic ink is giving me grief. I sometimes outline with a Sharpie or similar broad tipped marker. Then use Pure White for white highlights. Then more work is done in Photoshop CS3 using my old Cintiq. I like using the 3px and 5px brush tips the best. Some of my webcomics I do exclusively in photoshop, however. Like I said, it depends on the project. But inking is the funnest part!!!
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