Materials and Techniques Part 2: Inking

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<ol><li> 1. INKING! A great way to ruin white clothes </li><li> 2. Paper Every paper takes ink differntly &amp; copy paper (20lb, 24lb, 28lb, 32lb also in sizes of letter, legal, a4) &amp; thicker papers (cardstock/presentation paper) &amp; manga papers (deleter, maxon, copic) &amp; bristol board (canson, strathmore) &amp; other media/illustration boards (for wet media/paints) </li><li> 3. Inking tools ink and nib &amp; the nib, holder, and ink are all separate items &amp; types of ink: water-soluble, india ink, acrylic ink </li><li> 4. Inking tools ink and nib &amp; many different kinds of nibs drawing, sketching, architecture, calligraphy, lettering &amp; drawing nibs allow for a wide variety of line widths &amp; sketching and architecture are good for fine details &amp; calligraphy and lettering nibs (a, b, c) &amp; most manga-ka use g-nibs - highly flexible drawing nibs </li><li> 5. Inking tools ink and nib &amp; require a lot of practice &amp; not very portable &amp; ink does not dry fast/tends to smear &amp; will shred or spider on cheap paper &amp; often very slow process </li><li> 6. Inking tools brush &amp; most variation of line weight, fast filling in of black &amp; great for emulating sumi-e painting &amp; other techniques such as dry brush for texture &amp; can be very difficult to learn, good brushes very expensive &amp; Less portable </li><li> 7. Technical pens &amp; brands such as micron, copic, pitt, rapidograph &amp; lots of sizes &amp; will give you a consistent line weight good for lettering, mechanical/architectural objects &amp; easiest to transport, easiest to learn &amp; do not give dynamic lines without extra work &amp; some tips very fragile/easy to break </li><li> 8. Brush Pens Nylon Bristles (Pentel Pocket Brush) Felt Tipped (Pitt Pen, Sakura Micron Brush, Copic Multiliner Brush) Rubber Tipped (Fude pens) portable </li><li> 9. Other tools &amp; ruler/t-square/triangle/straight edge &amp; french curves &amp; circle and ellipse templates &amp; eraser (vynl, plastic, kneaded) </li><li> 10. Computer programs &amp; adobe photoshop considered the standard &amp; adobe illustrator difficult to learn &amp; corel painter better for illustration &amp; manga studio offers a lot of templates, screentones, used by many professionals &amp; paint tool sai cheaper alternative, also good for coloring &amp; free alternatives such as gimp, open canvas </li><li> 11. That's a lot of stuff! Relax! You don't need all of those things Start simple. Find what works best for you. It isn't the same for everyone! </li><li> 12. Lets ink! </li></ol>