No need to be afraid, confused or frustrated anymore. You can learn to master drawing in brush andink.
Are you intimidated by traditional inking?
Have you ever wondered how the work of the great inkers never seem to look messy or ugly?
Have you ever felt defeated enough to say, "I could never do that."?
Are you hoping that computer inking and infinite undos will come save the day?
None of the masters of classic inking were born being able to ink clean and expressive pages—I know because I learned from them.
You too can master inking with a brush and other traditional tools
To teach this magnificent art, I’ve put together visually rich lectures, demos, and tested exercises.
The class will break down inking into manageable chunks. You’ll learn techniques, tricks, and methods that will give you the confidence and control to get in there and ink with real brushes and real ink on real paper!
Don’t worry. I’ll show you how to get over the fear of the brush and start inking like a pro!
In our Inking Basics and other Inking with Justine Courses, you will learn how to handle the tools of traditional inking focusing on the most versatile tool—your brush. Justine will teach you how to bring clarity to your drawings by making conscious choices about light and shadow, texture, and tone. Through her demos, lectures, and at-home projects, you’ll let go of bad habits that muddy up your pages.
What makes classic inking and inkers great is not a superpower. Great inking comes with practice, know-how, discipline, patience. It comes from the confidence of knowing that what you are doing and how light, shadow, and texture work—and Justine’s classes can give you that confidence.
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“Next to finally getting to grips with using the Windsor-Newton, I have seen a huge improvement in my inking, and I am really enjoying exploring it more, studying the line art of master artists... It changed how I draw, how I look at inking, trying to design each line as a beautiful stroke. This has been a big game-changer/life-changer for me, Justine, THANK YOU!”
“This class got me thinking about things like texture, spotting blacks, visual storytelling and composition in ways I never have before and if these drawings are successful I truly owe a lot of that success to you and these classes... I feel creatively energized, like I'm armed with a box of new tools to make my ideas come to life on a blank page and I can't thank you enough Miss Justine. ”
Inking Community Link
Homework: Instinctive Image Inking - The FlyFREE PREVIEW
The Fly PDFFREE PREVIEW
Recommended Materials ListFREE PREVIEW
Preparing And Caring For Your ToolsFREE PREVIEW
Exercise: Instinctive Line PracticeFREE PREVIEW
Line Practice Printable PDF
Introduction Video - My work and lineage.FREE PREVIEW
Line Quality 1 - Great Comics Ink Masters Intro.
Line Quality 1 (Great Comics Inking) Presentation Video
Line Practice Instruction and Brush Inking Basics
Ruling Your Panel Borders Video
Homework 1 - Redo line Practice
Line Practice Printable PDF
Homework - Worksheet 1
Worksheet 1 PDF
Line Quality 2 - The Great Illustrators Intro.
Line Quality 2 - Presentation - The Great Illustrators
Line Quality Video 1: Simple Lines and Lines in Rhythm
Homework - Worksheet 2
Worksheet 2 PDF
Spotting Black Lecture Video
Homework: Instinctive Image Inking - The Fly
The Fly PDF
Final Project - ReInk the Fly
The Fly PDF again
I teach using a Windsor Newton Series 7 #2 brush. It's an industry standard. Other variations on this brush are manufactured by Raphael and Escoda. Cheaper brushes will not produce great results, trust me!
I don't recommend it, but I understand. I started using similar tools. In my helping you learn to see and translate what you see to ink, better tools will produce better results. But I don't want you to be afraid to try, so please understand that the results will be less with lower quality tools.
I'm not 100% familiar with today's digital tools, but my understanding is that they can be quite sophisticated, so I would say try it! You may get good results. The one thing I am sure though, is that the connection to the wood, hair and ink and thousands of years of painting with those tools will be lost. But still, you can try! Maybe then I can get you to try real ink!
Yes, all of this material was the first three sessions of Inking Master Class One. So if you took that, feel free to move on to one of the more advanced ones, like Loosen Up! or Inking Like The Masters!
Justine is committed to responding to every post through November 2019!
Inking Basics is always enrolling