inktober inks


  • SVS OG

    I have a question(s) about Inktober. Does everyone use black ink? What inks do you use? I knwo Jake shared a site that has kits but I don't really want to spend that much money at this time. I'm wondering what coudl be included? I have rapidographs, pen and ink, gel ink pens, a sharpie....are these what we're talking about? Do peole also do brush and ink during inktober?


  • Pro SVS OG

    I am going to use black and red ink (it is part of the concept I am going to follow) and mostly stuff I already have. I have a couple of brush pens, a couple of technical pens, nothing exotic. I am going to use a dip pen with red ink (Winsor and Newton) for the red parts. Maybe also a dip pen and India ink (also Winsor and Newton) for the blacks.
    My favorite tool is actually a simple Faber Castell Pitt felt tip pen (type 😎 - I am probably going to use that for 90% of the work.
    I do not know what people normally use for Inktober - my inking skills are not that good, so I will use what I have and learn from it!


  • SVS OG

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen @smceccarelli

    If you go to #inktober2015 or #inktober on Instagram, you can see the variety of work people have done (It looks like there are random things tagged with these tags too, but you'll be able to discern between them)

    @Jake-Parker has a page on his vision for Inktober here: http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

    BTW, you'll notice that he uses colors in his inktober drawings if you scroll to the bottom of the page...

    He also lists the inking tools he uses on his website: mrjakeparker.com/tools

    Currently, for my general inking, I am fond of using a Zebra F-301 Ballpoint Pen to get the initial ink down, a 0.5 Copic or Other (like Sakura Micron) felt tip to fatten up lines and an ink brush (At the moment, a Pentel Pocket Brush or Sakura Brush) for when I desire more line fluidity. Actually, I love ink brushes due to that organic line width & such, and I think you will too since you do watercolor.


  • SVS OG

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen @smceccarelli

    oh, btw, I'm also using Copic Sketch Markers for shading enhancement lately; though, I suppose this might not technically fit Inktober, so if I decide to join in, I'll probably drop the markers for those 31 inked drawings and rely upon hatching or something if I want to simulate shading.


  • SVS OG

    I've been thinking about ink types for Inktober too. I know I'm going to use mainly dip pen with black ink, because for one thing I think it will be fun to do black and white for a bit. Nevertheless I was wondering about colour options too, as I have coloured drawing inks and acrylic inks that I suppose technically fit the bill, but as they look much like watercolour when used, I'm not sure that people would see the resulting piece as inktober-y if that makes sense. But maybe if I take a picture with the ink bottles next to it, it will be okay.



  • Personally I use black fineliners almost exclusively, either unipins or pigma micron pens.
    Any cheap fineliners are also fun to use most times for messing around - I've also started practicing with a Pentel Pocket Brush pen so we'll see how that goes 😃 I like learning new inking techniques and might start with the inkwashing.


  • SVS OG

    @QuietYell Thanks for all the links. For some reason I never noticed teh inking class 🙂 I'm goingto go watch it.


  • SVS OG

    @Dulcie I think those colored inks count. Did you see the link Quiet Yell sent? It looks like there were some colored ink used in the samples there.


  • SVS OG

    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Thanks, yes it's good to see that colour isn't completely forbidden 🙂


  • SVS OG

    I'm going to practice with my dip pen, brush, and Speedball ink. Also got some Dr. Ph. Martin's Pen-White Ink that I'm going to try to use for highlights. I've been doing a lot of rough digital sketches that I can print out and ink over....hopefully by the last day of October I'll get the hang of it. This is the inking set I bought off of Amazon HERE


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    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen

    @Jake-Parker just added "Stories" video onto his Instagram about Inktober and has videos of it on his Youtube:

    https://www.instagram.com/jakeparker/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/jakeparker44


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