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    Anyone here know anything about inking comics?

    Back when I first dabbled in penciling and inking comic book-type drawings, professional inkers used pens with interchangeable nibs that were dipped in black ink. You could get a great variation in line thickness and character, but they were messy and cumbersome. I did a search for what comic book artists use nowadays and Jim Lee (among many others) swear by the Sakura Micron pens. They're super convenient, but I can't seem to get the same line variation and character that I could get with an old style pen. It's just all one boring, uniform line thickness. Does anyone else here sketch and have some tips for using these pens?

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    I don't know much about these things, but I showed this to an artist friend of mine. First off, she liked your rendering, and then said to me: "He needs to use more graphic pen effect to enhance the outlining, muscles, and shading."

    I asked her what she meant and she told me you need to expand your repertoire of "tools" if you're serious about your craft. Apparently Sakura Microns are, indeed, an excellent choice for drawing and general outlining, but to add depth to your lines, you also need to be using Sakura Graphic pens to your tool chest. Apparently, they border on felt marker effects with thicker nibs to widen lines, shading, and filling in things -- if any of this makes sense to you.
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      Cool. Thanks mate! I had to look up the graphic pens... They look like a brush or chisel type pen. Next time I'm close to the art supply store I'll take a look at them and see what sizes they come in

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    So I didn't re-ink but I did color it with my wife's Crayola colored pencils lol
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