Inking! It's an outmoded method of comics creation, right? Thanks to recent technological advancements, we can make print-ready comics out of any medium we wish. But doesn't that mean that using ink lines on our work becomes an even more artistic endeavor?
This week we talk a bit about the special affordances found when using ink in our illustration work. We explore how one can stumble upon technique, creating an "inking taxonomy," and how inking expresses inner realities while mimicking outer reality.
We close with some tool demonstrations and a few Stupid Helpy Tips!
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Krishna Sadasivam
- Otis Frampton
- Luis Escobar's Blog
- Kris Straub
- Guitar Fretter
- Rob's Polytechnicast with Javen Ackerman
- Sakura 6-Piece Pigma Micron Clam Ink Pen Set, Black
- Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Stainless Steel 7 Pen Artists Set
- Speedball Hunt Pen Nibs--Crow Quill No. 102 box of 12
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
- Pentel Color Brush pen
- LayerPaint (Android app)
- Brandon Dayton's Foundations of Dynamic Linework