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How to ink like an idiotThis is a tutorial on how I personally go from a concept sketch, to a finished ink piece. A lot of people have asked me how I ink, so this is pretty much here to explain a few things. DO NOT follow these directions exactly
you will end up with a big mess.
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I am by no means a professional inker and I pretty much make it up as I go along. But this is here just to give you the basic idea of how I ink... very differently than most people. I hope this helps some people out in the long run.
Matthew Woodson: aka boyinmidair
Strathmore Bristol Vellum, 11X14 or bigger:
This stuff is great, and cheap
most inkers don't use it because of the rough texture, but it gives me the exact effect I want. There is another type of Bristol Vellum somewhere out there by AquaBee, but I think they are out of business now. If you find this paper, USE it
it's really amazing paper.
Koh-I-Noor Rapidomatic .5mm Mechanical pencil:
I usually sketch with this, its fast, sturdy, and he