What pen type should I use for inking my comics?

If you read my earlier post regarding comic book paper you probably want to know the type of pen you should use. I and most of my artist friends use many different pens depending on the type of work we are doing. In general for outlining the original pencil drawing I use a nib pen and liquid india ink. I will then switch to a brush to fill in any areas that should be solid black. Once that is dry I switch to a fine pen or marker to complete the hatching and cross hatching. The pen type I like the best for hatching and sketching is the micron pen. As for the liquid ink I use a variety, but try to get one that is super black and waterproof especially if using it with watercolour.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a comic book artist and creator of the Pride junkie comic book series. He can be reached at http://www.pridejunkie.ca

About Bruce

Bruce is an artist, author, consultant, and speaker specializing in caricature and cartoons and his presentations are on business, leadership, and creativity. Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients with a special focus in live caricature entertainment. The company is a division of Outridge Enterprises Inc. and you can learn more about Bruce on his website bruceoutridgeproductions.com or bruceoutridge.com

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