You’re welcome for the ear worm ;)
The other day I was getting my stuff ready for InkTober and since most of the supplies I chose are old and recurrent favorites I thought it’d be good to share it too, for fellow artists maybe looking to try something new or for the curious.
On the top I have my favorite art tools for inking and adding a quick splash of color (well, gray in this case), frop top to bottom:
- Pilot Parallel Pen 2.4mm currently inked with Aurora Black. This is currently my favorite pen for calligraphy practice, as it’s just the right size to work with.
- Deleter Neopiko Line-2 felt tip markers in 0,1mm and 0,3mm, for when I want a constant line and for details. The ink is smudge and waterproof so I can use it with most medias and is lefty-friendly.
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for Calligraphy is my favorite brush pen for drawing, the synthetic brush nib is just amazing and gives the most dramatic line width effects while still being easy to control.
- Copic Sketch N5 and Akashiya Sai in Mouse Gray are my chosen tool for adding color. I have a long standing relationship with Copics and I love them, both for coloring illustrations and a calligraphy tool, the same goes for the SAI (though they are watersoluble, so you can add a watercolor effect by adding water to them).
And the next, are my favorite tools for sketchin. You know, what comes before inking :)
- Worther Shorty lead holder. I use this little dude for rough sketching the fundamentals of a new drawing.
- Pentel 0,7mm mechanical pencil and Pentel Function-357 are my go-to tools for refining a sketch before inking.
- Tombow Mono Knock 3.8mm eraser, for fine details and correction (actually, my only eraser as I can’t find any other and haven’t gotten a new one yet lol).
- Palomino Blackwing, Blackwing 602 and Faber-Castell Grip 2001 HB pencils, for when I feel like sketching only in graphite. I like the different values I can get with these.
And finally my sketchbook of choice for InkTober is a fresh Moleskine Craft Cahier. I figured Moleskine paper is only good for a couple medias, so using only inks in it might prove to be a good idea.