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
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?
[link] it looks like the spoon pen to me but after doing a bit more looking into it there are tons of different European pen nibs haha so it's hard to say what the exact name would be. I would imagine the general term would just be spoon pen for the pens this shape and the varieties of them would just be stiffer or softer depends on who makes them
They're great and I'm surprised as why I haven't tried them sooner! I definitely need some practice, though
They're quite flexible and it's quite easy to make different line thicknesses. And as you mentioned, I have a few different brands and they behave differently as well At least they're quite inexpensive and very easy to find! Thanks for looking into it for me
Hey I love the video. I've just started working on inking with something other than a ballpoint (I'm using a prismacolor "premier" black .05 marker). It's a bit of a struggle...as you say, if I want thick lines, I need to go over them, which messes them up sometimes. So I may want to try a dip pen. So do you think a spoon pen is the best way to start? Any tips on using it? BTW, since you're such an inking ninja, I'd love it if you could take a look at my latest piece ([link]). I think it's my best inking so far, but I also feel I have a long way to go. Thanks!
With more realistic work like the ones I've seen on your page I've seen many people do really awesome things with the technical/fineliner pens I found for myself having a 0.1 0.3 0.8 to be the most useful and for the most part I the picture with the 0.3 as I found the thinner ones split easier too so I only really use them for details and such.
I think the best plan honestly would be to pick up both and just go at it with them, You'll probably be able get pretty decent lines out of the spoon pen right away but the G-pen will take some practice, on that same note you'll probably also be able to figure out the limitations and advantages to both if you have both at your disposal. My only advice is to get ink that is best suited for those kinds of pens (another comic artist suggested speedball to be and I haven't used anything else since it was the best I've found so far) and to make sure you have paper that can take it (car stock weight or higher is usually good, but on plain old printer paper the ink tends to bleed very easily)
I checked it out and you're pretty awesome! Your shading is leagues above mine haha