Inking Wild Patterns


We will learn how to ink patterns with pens. There are an endless number of inking techniques, we will cover a few of them in this lesson. Inking is frequently used in illustrations for newspapers and comic books for its visual contrast and reproduction qualities on print. 

What you need:

  • pattern inking exercise

  • 0.25 or 0.50 Fine-tech pens and black felt tip brush markers

What you do:

1. Mimic the patterns in the exercise.

2. When you are finished and your handling of the pen and ink has improved, I would encourage you to create a new sheet of your own unique patterns.