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Pen/brush guide by Nigzblackman Pen/brush guide by Nigzblackman
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. 
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Nigzblackman 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 
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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 art..at least that is what I am trying to turn away from c:
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Nigzblackman 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
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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? 
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Nigzblackman 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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Photopathica Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for May!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh awesome! Thank you
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Photopathica Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   General Artist
welcome :)
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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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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
no worries glad you found it helpfull =)
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Changeling-seeker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Awesome guide! Love those lines! :painter:
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank!

glad you liked it!
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T-15 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like G-Pen and Ballpoint best :D
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha I'm surprised you like the ballpoint XD it was my least fav

but I love the G-pen
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shadow-inferno Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! I also loved the vid :)
I've just started with nib pens.

I was wondering, what are these called in English?: [link]
In the Netherlands we refer to them as 'crown pens' They were used many years for writing, but they give lovely lines for drawing as well :nod:
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's great! how are you liking them?

[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 =)
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shadow-inferno Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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 :)
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
no worries ^^ have fun with it!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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!
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you liked it =D

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

keep up the good work!
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for looking. I'm going to get myself at least a spoon pen and give it a shot. Have you ever tried a brush pen?
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't think so,I posted pretty much all the tools I've used ever minus the Maru pen nib. Can you show me a pic of the kind you're talking about? =d
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outsidelogic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't have anything to show...everything I've tried with the brush or brush pen has been a a total disaster. I thought the brush pen would be easier than the brush, but I'm hopeless with either :)
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GoryPaws Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
G-pen all the way man! It really gives it a smooth and professional look ;) The brush looks very good too though! You should consider using both :)
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah I wanna get more practice with all of them!

but G-nib is my main man! haha
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Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
I had a brush pen once, then the nub broke.
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh no =(

which one were you using?
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Zetsumeimaru Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
A Castle ultra fine.
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Lilo1990 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm I like the brush and G-pen result :)
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah the G-pen is my fav =D I
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Lilo1990 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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MyrkSuki Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Dat caved in head.
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My personal favorite is the spoon pen :3
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
used to be mine too XD but now I'm all about the G-pen
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well.. what's the diff?
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
The G-pen is way more flexible so you can get lines of really different thickness super easy
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm... where did you find it?I might look into it if it' not too expensive...
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
most independant art stores carry the nibs =) or you can buy them online

I think a pack of 10 nibs like 10-15$ , the pen holder is around 3$ and the ink itself is around 5-10$
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Esvandetta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Uuuugh...X__x that's too hot for my blood. I'm a tighwad and I don't draw THAT much, so that's a near waste for me...
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Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha its all good
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