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5 Ways to Ink the Same Drawing [YouTube Tutorial]

By markcrilley
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This is the art from my latest YouTube video, showing five different methods to ink the exact same pencil drawing. You can view the video here:

The drawing tools used are:

1) Pigma Micron 005 
Pigma Micron 08
3) Brush dipped in ink
4) Bic ballpoint pen
5) Pigma Micron 005

Many thanks to anyone who watches my videos or buys my books-- I greatly appreciate your support!


Brody's Ghost Collected Edition:
The Drawing Lesson:
Mastering Manga 3:
The Realism Challenge:
Miki Falls:
Image details
Image size
4032x3024px 2.44 MB
iPhone 6s Plus
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 7, 2016, 2:23:05 PM
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Honey-Bunn-Boi's avatar
I use the Micron pens, my inking looks terrible though
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JacobMainland's avatar
Fantastic, very interesting ^_^
demonic-brute's avatar
Great design and flawless inking! :clap: The last style of inking is something I got to see for the first time in my life! :dummy: 
sehcliw's avatar
Good tutorial, very good
Frozen-Fairyfire's avatar
Brush dipped in ink is my favorite, although I only ever used an ink pen. Still, I like the look of a brush if it's done well.
straingedays's avatar
Still love the BiC ballpoint :) so magically inexpensive.
TzaoTao's avatar
nice, great work
HUNTSPIKE's avatar
The youtube tutorial is much better!!11<3 33
Nick5200's avatar
I love how they give this old school feel, reminded me of the old cartoon film "The Flight of the Dragons". :D
NuttallArt's avatar
3 all day. Closely followed by 2 ;)
RachaelVTStudio's avatar
I love the different versions! ^^
Andi-T10's avatar
I commend you on your patience with the stippling I think I've fainted.  My mentor 
Assaprince's avatar
Just saw this video yesterday. I didn't know you had a da account :D
rujiidragon's avatar
These are absolutely amazing mark! I always had such a hard time with microns, all the ones I got never worked for me.

If I may ask, how long did it take you to get comfortable with inking? I always found inking hardest because you couldn't go outside and view great line art so it was something I always had trouble finding ways to get good at it.
TonyToriusImages's avatar
I like the Pigma Micron 08 and the Brush dipped in ink version of your dragon, Mark. Amazing.
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Coinfrenzy's avatar
I don't think I have the patients to ink in dots 
Slithirius's avatar
amazing :n brush one is my favourite
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bamboo-fan's avatar
The ink brush style is awesome, as well as the stippling. I usually use a normal fine marker pen and I recently got a trusty black prisma colour. Yes!
I hope to master the use of the prisma colour. Thank you for being an inspiration. 
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