How To Ink 2.0 Group Runthrough Week 1



  • @Braden-Hallett thanks Braden!



  • @Braden-Hallett Great. Thanks



  • Just for giggles, this is what my daily sheet of lines look like right now. I'm hopin' to add some hatching exercises and more curves at the end of this week's lesson.

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    And here's what it started out as just under two years ago :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_cold_sweat:

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    I'll be interested to see what others do for their daily line sheets if they feel up for it 🙂



  • Great progress! That's inspiring. I hope to get better with my lines one day.



  • So i was looking at so about 20 brushes from kyle in photoshop and I chose these 4. I never inked so who knows, but for the beginning, I will try them. The 2. and 3. are very similar, the 3. has some very fine watercolor edge when zoomed in.
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  • @Braden-Hallett wow. You have a very good control on your line varience.
    Both sheets look like done traditionally. You brush making skill is super too 🙂


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    To make it a little more interesting I copied a random page from one of our old coloring books and filled in the spaces with my practice lines. This brought back some old memories of me trying to get the most out of my precious Pentel color pens. Instead of coloring in swaths and patches like the other kids I would draw one line after another as close together as I could without overlapping or making spaces. I was inadvertently teaching myself muscle control by being conservative. Lol.Those pens were a true treasure.
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    May the ink be with you. 😜



  • @xin-li sadly (not sadly?) it's all digital 🙂



  • And it begins! I haven’t really used my brush pens much since last year’s Inktober so this is a nice refresher. I also feel much more confident with the strokes already than I did last year which shows some of the other pen control work has carried over. Still lots to improve on though so this next 6 weeks should be awesome.

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  • @Braden-Hallett you're always good to start a group class-along here. And I'm tempted. I've been over in a different forum taking a few classes this summer (comics/storywriting) but they're wrapping up. I've been working on a 3 page comic strip-and boy but my inking could use some assistance.

    If I do-it will be digital, on my Procreate. As usual, I'm searching for the "right" brush.

    I'm using The Fading Edge-from Georg's megapack. It doesn't have quite as much pressure sensitivity as I want so I'm playing with the settings.

    I'd love to hear from other digital inkers--what you're finding to work well.



  • @burvantill said in How To Ink 2.0 Group Runthrough Week 1:

    I copied a random page from one of our old coloring books and filled in the spaces with my practice lines.

    That's a really good idea! Cheap and easy to find and print out, too 🙂



  • @Bricz-Art Nice! You've got some great consistency goin' on there! Are you using a brush pen?



  • Wow, I am really shaky with a digital brush pen. I guess I really do need to practice. 7121f1a6-ae69-4fb5-9af4-cfb0f849b82b-image.png
    I especially struggle with varying the weight of the line. Also, I did a self-portrait. (haha! I wish!)



  • Thanks @Braden-Hallett
    Today was a Copic multiliner that I haven’t had a chance to play around with yet. I plan to bounce back and forth between it and a couple brush pens I have to work on building proficiency with both.



  • @chrisaakins man, trying to play with line width in digital format for the first time or after a while off is super difficult. There’s just such a different from traditional to digital eh?



  • @Susan-Marks what is the other forum you're taking classes through?



  • Kind of meditative when doing this on paper. I have seen the inking videos before, but when re-watching it, I realized a lot of excises can be used to practice with other art supplies, like pencil for example. It is about getting better with drawing in general :-). I think 6B pencil in procreate is very suitable for most of the excises.
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    Cool! I'm in! I'll start watching the first homework-video's tonight. I'll see if I want to work traditional or digital... maybe both :-).
    Good idea to do linework everyday, I'll start that as well.



  • @Braden-Hallett at first I thought this would be a good opportunity to get beyond the sketch pencil on my ipad/Procreate and try digital inking, but now I see it as the perfect vehicle to work on fine motor control on paper. That became an issue for me 4 years ago, so I broke down and bought an iPad Pro. The undo/redo in Procreate made drawing a lot easier, but I have not moved forward much in regaining fine motor skill. The initial exercises don’t have the pressure of a product, but really help identify which movements and goals need most practice. I also need to learn to post struggles and be publicly accountable, so I am very happy you initiated this Braden! My daily practice will include exercises that require long lines, pressure and consistency using a technical or ball point pen for most.
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  • @chrisaakins said in How To Ink 2.0 Group Runthrough Week 1:

    Wow, I am really shaky with a digital brush pen

    I feel your pain 🙂 I find it a LOT easier to get a smooth line with traditional materials vs digital.

    It's a great start, though! Those lines'll smooth out sooner than you think if you do them every day


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