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Pen/brush guide by nigz Pen/brush guide by nigz
Just showing inking with a variety of different pens =)

you can find my youtube tutorial on inking tools here

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Bronzewinged Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for this useful comparision between different ways to ink something.
I still seach for a useful way to scan a lineart or inked drawing. Any tips on that as well? 
Working large is a must as far as my scanner tells me. 
nigz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks =)

For scanning it really depends on what you want to do with the image after you scan it, you'll have to keep in mind the DPI(dots per inch, it will determine how much detail and the size of the image scanned) when you scan things into your scanner, generally the bigger you work the better

for stuff I post on DA its usually 100-200 DP but for things I'm getting printed I knock that up to 300 
Sandy-O Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my personal favs are the Spoon pen and actually the Fineliners... I would like the brush, but I usually don't want such a dark lining to my least that is what I am trying to turn away from c:
nigz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I used to love the spoon pen but I hate how inflexible the nib is  =( so now its just for background stuff for me =j

Yeah the brush has it's place but if you like fineliners its like on the opposite side of the spectrum haha XD
Sandy-O Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would a pen that uses different nib tips be a spoon pen? sorry I didn't have the time to watch your video on the different pen types, but I was just curious.. as I do have that type of pen, just never used it as I am uncertain how the lining would come out and..a good surface to draw on would help too. xD

Just out of curiousity, what do you use for lining most often? 
nigz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
The spoon pen is just one of the nibs available =) there is Crow nibs as well as the G-Nib too, the holder is just simply a pen holder =)

If I'm doing pages for my manga usually its about 80% Gpen 20% Spoon pen. so I would say I usually use the Gpen =)
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nigz Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh awesome! Thank you
Photopathica Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
welcome :)
HikaMizushima Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty cool. I like to see comparisons. Thank you for sharing.
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