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« on: January 21, 2005, 02:55:40 pm »
I my self use a Triplus Fineliner felt-tipped pen. It's completely smudge proof on dry paper, so no waiting to dry before you can erase. It can also go quite thin to thick enough to color small things with.

Only setback is that it doesn't go very well on colored pencils or whiteout. Then you DO have to wait for it to dry, and it requires a minimum of 6 layers ':p'
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 08:01:31 pm »
I like using a Pilot pen and a .7 mm Micron pen (the micron's excellent for tiny details and facial stuff).  Micron ink dries quickly, but Pilot takes a bit longer, and it smudges very easily when wet ':p' Annoying when you're erasing penicl lines...

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005, 09:24:22 pm »
I think there's another topic like this somewhere down there. But anyway. I use synthetic brushes and india ink. Or for a straight line I use microns and faber-castelles. I also have some beautiful colored inks that I'm not quite sure what to do with yet.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 12:04:11 am »
Sharpie ultra fine point. They're pretty good and dirt cheap '<img'>

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005, 04:30:20 pm »
A dip pen and ink. although I don't ink very often.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2005, 04:37:33 pm »
I think this question as alreadb been posted and replied by me before..
but here we go again
I use Staedler black ink, these that are specially done for Staedler Mars  Stylographs ( fountain pens for maps)
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2005, 05:00:02 pm »
There's another topic about it here. Anyway, I recently bought a brush pen, and I think it works really great. You have all the control and deep black lines you'd normally get with a brush and india ink, but you don't need to dip anymore. '<img'> (I inked a piece for HockeyRaven with it.)
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2005, 06:11:35 pm »
':cool:' i use various inks and nibs, though the best ink so far i like to use is black magic.
but then i mainly used before middle of lat year copic liner pens., have done fulls comic with those, and the cheap but nice pilot g2 pen 0.7

but i dont even ink with these pens unless its a building or something like this in the background.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005, 07:09:03 pm »
Microns for me... I have a variety of sizes, but I use .5, 1, and 3 the most.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2005, 09:30:38 pm »
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Anyway, I recently bought a brush pen, and I think it works really great. You have all the control and deep black lines you'd normally get with a brush and india ink, but you don't need to dip anymore.


I donno, I still prefer the actual brush myself. I used to use the brush pens, but they run out rather quick. I think you get more versatility with the different size brushes, you can water down the ink, or dry it out.
But then you have to wash your brush out afterwards which is a hassle ':p'  I get my boyfriend to do it when he's around  '<img'>
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2005, 04:47:39 pm »
Cartography pen (really fine nib pen used for making maps) and a bottle of indi ink, pen that uses interchangable nibs and Faber-Castell coloured pens.

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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2005, 07:27:39 pm »
for a while i used a fine tipped prisma color pen, but those things bleed and are hella expensive, now i use a fine tipped black sharpie, and it gets the job done for way less
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2005, 05:25:03 am »
Microns are by far my choice.  Copic are great for laying down quick tone, however now I normally just do a basic line sketch, scan it into the computer, and ink and color using photoshop.
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2005, 04:25:03 am »
I used my .03 Copic Multiliner until it ran out of ink.  I use sepia Faber-Castell PITT pens when appropriate.  Also, Sakura microns, both .005 and .05.  They have double-duty because I use the .005  for panel lines on models as well.   '<img'>
Brush pens are great for thick , varied lines.  :o
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2005, 12:21:56 pm »
I use Copic multiliners, 0.05 for the regular stuff, 0.3 when I need a thicker line, or to color a small area. They work rather well, I might eventually get a whole set.
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2005, 06:27:14 pm »
Sharpies, Sakura Microns and, for transferring my stuff to a nice, 'digital inking' I use Adobe Streamline.
 

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2005, 10:50:55 pm »
I got a Uni-ball Vision Micro. It seems to leak once in a while though.




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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2005, 02:37:47 pm »
I generally use a Pilot Precise RollingBall Extra Fine (.5), but if I grab a different brand but still similar black ink pen, then I'll use that.
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2005, 05:39:53 pm »
Those Uni-ball pens make lines too thick for my taste, but they're good for writing. *shrugs*
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2005, 01:19:20 pm »
i just use a plain old biro and touch it up when i can get to a scanner  ':p'

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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2005, 09:51:43 pm »
I use all different kinds of tools to get my artwork down on paper. When I ink, I usually use a 4H pencil for the underdrawing, then go over it with a fine ball point or tech pen.
The Rapidograph by Koh-I-Noor is a very good quality tech pen, but pricey (around US$25) and can be squirrelly (meaning no offense to squirrels out there) when it comes to cleaning and refilling. Don't let the ink dry in one. I know, because I spent two days this week trying to get mine flowing again. Still, the fine line quality is always consistant, and the ink stays a perfect black. I have a .35 mm one that I used for inking many of my early furry drawings. Once I ink the outline, I usually erase away the pencil underdrawing (this is easier if light pencil marks are used, which is why I stick with 4H) and then I thicken the ink lines either with more tech-pen marks or with another pen.

(Tech pen with some touch-ups with the Pentel Rolling Writer, mentioned below.)

Dip-style pens can offer a wide range of line qualities (the thickness of the marks.) A pain to use, but sometimes the results can be worth it. Sometimes I'll go over the Rapidograph marks with a dip-pen to thicken the outlines.
The best pen available for cheap money is the Pentel Rolling Writer. Usually available for under US$2 from any stationary section of your favourite store, but I use so many of them I buy lots of 20 from Staples for US$25. This ball-point pen is fantastic. Hold it straight up and you get a fine line, thinner than a hair. Turn it at an angle and you get a thick, rich mark. Twist and turn, and you can get any variety of mark in-between. I use these to touch up a tech-pen drawing, or sometimes I just do every bit of inking with the Pentel.

(Pentel Rolling Writer to ink, then coloured with a small set of Derwent watercolour pencils.)

I haven't done much with ink lately, as I've been experimenting with colour pencils on black paper and outlining with black colour pencils on the white paper rather than ink. But, I do like the quality those fine pens gave to my artwork, and plan to get back to that soon. (That's why I was trying to get my Rapidograph pen working again after a few years of down-time.)
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2005, 11:49:20 pm »
I like to use dip pens.  I prefer the Speedball A-6 nib with the calligraphy staff.  My ink of choice is Pelikan India ink.

It's great for line quality, when differentiating between light and dark.  I use the square side which gives me a thicker line for dark or shadowed sides.  I used the very thin side of the nib for the lighter tones.  It's a great pen, but it takes a lot of practise.  It took me a good year or two to really master it, but it's a great way to ink a drawing.

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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2005, 12:20:08 am »
I use, when I can find them, Zig pens.  They're nice and dry quickly.

Other than that, it's kinda whatever I can find, or I'll just darken and clean up the pencil lines and run it through the scanner.
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2005, 11:06:04 am »
To ink, I usually use Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. They come in a four pack with varios sizes. The only draw back is erasing pencil underneath them lightens the pen as well, so I usually ink twice.

Just for drawing with pen, I use a uni-ball pen. They can make both fine and thick lines so I like them!

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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2005, 04:22:28 pm »
FaberCastells and Microns usually work rather well. they're kind of expensive but well worth the price. they can last you for quite some time depending on what you're inking. FC's come in blacks, grays, earth tones, metalic tones and even sepia, and you can find them in your local craft store.
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