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Alternative Inking: Go Beyond the Brush and Pen

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

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9 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      2:39
    • Using a Toothpick

      4:11
    • Using Fingerprints

      2:28
    • Using a Cotton Ball

      3:22
    • Using a Qtip

      3:06
    • Using a Toothbrush

      4:00
    • Assignment

      1:19
    • Demonstration

      7:08
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:49

About This Class

If you're a cartoonist or illustrator, odds are you've worked with ink at some point to create comics and/or illustrations. While most of us use a brush or dip pen to transfer our ink to paper, many rarely venture outside of using these very traditional drawing and painting tools.

Who says you only have to use a brush or dip pen for your comics or ink drawings? There's tons of DIY tools in your own home that can create unique and interesting effects that would be impossible through traditional means. Some of which may surprise you!

So pick up a toothbrush, q-tip or a cotton ball and let's start experimenting with some creative inking techniques!

All music in this lesson in by DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

11 of 11 students recommendSee All

It´s fun and interesting to play with different common materials you can find at home to achieve impressive effects in your artwork. If you want to do something fresh and new, go for it!
Eréndira Espinosa

Teacher and selflearner.

Very nice and well explained!
Diana Nemesu

Watercolor artist DianaNemesu.com

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Michelle Tabares

Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler