What inking pens do you use?

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  1. prowl007

    prowl007 Axisjump

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    Concerning all artists >
    What inking pens do you use to do usually use for your Tf arts?

    Even though I know this should be more of a fanart thread thing, But I think this was the Ideal place to post this question. And of course this was definately posted before.
     
  2. darksage78

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    Should be put in the fan art forum, but err I think artists probably use digital inking and if its hand inked, perhaps Sakura Microns. The tricky part in my opinion is cleaning the scan after finished inking it so that its clean for colouring.
     
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    It depends.

    For organic stuff I try to use my Faber Pitt brush pens and Tombo Brush pens.

    For Lines and details I use Microns and Zigs.

    I also use Manga Studio for Digital inks.
     
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    Only young children use pens.

    Real inkers use only one thing: a Windsor Newton series 7 #2 brush.


    However.... If I was going to use a pen, it would be a ZIG Memory system Millennium pen. They are fade proof, acid free archival quality pens. They are probably the closest thing to using a brush/ink. They lay down a nice black line and they come in lots of different sizes. You can even erase over them without too much fading. Get them at most art stores and some craft stores.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    this thread has piqued my interest.
     
  6. NICKTORIOUS

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    I'm so totally a child.

    Prismacolor ink pens and microns. There's a few caligraphy pens out there that I pick up from time to time, but its been a while since I used any of them.
     
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    Windsor-Newton PITT art pens/brushpens for me.

    For example, Prime on the left with an "S", Prime on the right with a combo of "M" and Brush pens.
     
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    I just use biros or felt tipped pens (if they're accessible) with my pictures, I only used Indian Ink once but that was for a different art project. Yeah I'm quite obviously a n00b/kid XD
     
  9. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I've used the Staedtler Mars matic technical pens for well over 10 years now. I have a set similar to the one in the following link--they come in a variety of sizes to suit whatever needs you have. I use these for a lot of my artwork (when inks are used, anyway).

    Staedtler Mars matic technical pen set
     
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    I use either Zigs (when I can find them) or Staedtlers. A lot of comic artists I know swear by either one so I tried them and liked the quality. You can buy both as sets of varied with tips, or singlely from .005 all the way up to a .08.
     
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    that was some very useful information thank you all!! :D :D 
     
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    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Anytime, man. Let us know what you decide to go with.
     
  13. Talathia

    Talathia TFW's Cool Little Heathen

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    I've bee faithful to Microns since 2001 :3, best way to go.
     
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    What about paper? I occasionally "ink" but I must be using cruddy paper because it looks all blotchy after I scan it in at 400 dpi. So, what paper should I be using?
     
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    I've used anything from thick sketchbook paper to comic book art boards. It all depends on what exactly you're working on and what size you plan on doing it. If you want to step it up and go the comic book art board route, check out the link below for some helpful info.

    Blue Line Pro: Comic Book Art Boards
     

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