Step 2: I use my dip pen, crow quill, or whatever you'd like to call it, to add ink to my penciled lines. My current favorite is the Zig Manga Holder with Nibs that come separate. My current fave nib is the G-pen, as I love its ability to change line widths. *I ordered it from Dick Blick art supplies online. The holder is wooden and has a nice grip. Nibs can be stuck into the end and are just as easily removed.
Why a crow quill? Because I like the squidgedy, unpredictable lines it creates.
The type of ink I use is Daler-Rowney acrylic artist's ink in Payne's Grey. I usually just pick this up at my nearby Hobby Lobby (using the weekly 40% off coupon, of course). I also bought a pack of nifty little plastic containers there. You can see one in the photo. They're handy for putting some ink into and using that for dipping.
Why payne's grey acrylic ink? I don't completely know, except I do like the flexibility of being able to go lighter with it for other projects, but that it pretty much just looks black when used at regular concentration. But hey, you do you. There are lots of ink choices out there!
Finally, here's why I use the back of my watercolor paper: it is smoother for the inking part, but works well for my next step, too....................which I'll write about on another day!
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Hi! My name is Wendy. I'm an artist who lives in Florida. I like to draw goofy dogs & other things using ink. I REALLY love visual storytelling. I'm currently writing/rewriting and posting my story-comic, The Somewhat Adventures of Roland & Tom on this very website! WOOP!