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PENS

1A-1: Copic MultilineR (SP)

A great pen to learn inking on. I have the 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5 and they all work great. These are a little more expensive than your typical disposable technical pen, but I like the tips better, and like the fact that I can buy refills for them.

1A-2: Copic Multiliner

A cheaper disposable version of the Copic Multiliner SP. Plastic body instead of metal and can't be refilled.

1B: Pentel Pocket Brush

A work horse. It has a nylon brush tip, and offers a smooth and powerful line but can also give you fun expressive lines too. I've been drawing with this pen for years and it holds up to a beating, yet will still give you a fine delicate line if you need it. I highly recommend it.

1C: Pentel arts pigment ink color brush

The Pentel Arts Pigment Ink Color Brush is filled with permanent, black pigment ink that flows easily and dries quickly, it has a durable nylon tip that holds its point. The ink is acid-free, fadeproof, and water-resistant when dry.

1D: Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pens

Create extra-fine, fine, or medium strokes by just a change in brush pressure. The Fudenosuke Brush Pens give you two tips, soft and hard, for creating lines of different weight.

1E: Kuretake Brush Pen

This pen is beautiful. The lines are rich yet sharp. It's great for details and broad strokes. The pen has a little more weight to it so you feel like you're actually holding something. The fine nylon bristles have a satisfying snap to it allowing you to intuitively move from thick to thin. I love it.

1F: Pentel Arts Stylo Sketch Pen

Sketch, design, cartoon, or even do calligraphy with the Stylo Sketch Pen, featuring a unique flexible nib for drawing everything from fine lines to broad strokes. Its water-based, black dye ink is ideal for sketching and drawing.

1G: Copic Gasenfude Brush Tip Pen

This is the newest pen in drawing arsenal. It has a springy tip that can get some nice delicate lines. The inkflow is balanced. But the best thing about this brush pen is it's WATERPROOF. So markers don't smudge it, watercolors play well with it. It's a great pen for working with all kinds of wet media.


BRUSHES

2A: Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brush - Round #1

This is what brush pens wish they were. This is the gold standard, Rolls Royce of inking tools. It's the brush Bill Watterson drew Calvin and Hobbes with. No nylon, synthetics, or plastic here, just wood, metal, and hair. There's nothing quite like drawing with one. The ONLY draw back is you have to dip it in ink, which can get tedious, especially while under a deadline.


INK

4A: Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink Bottle, 14ml, Black Indian

Works great for inking with a brush or nib.

4B: Yasutomo black sumi ink

Waterproof when dry.


WHITE STUFF

7A: Sakura Gelly Roll White

I've tried out a bunch of white pens, and this one is hands down the best. Don't waste you time, and just get the roll with Gellys. (I just came up with that, contact me Sakura if you need any more marketing copy)

 

7B: White Prisma Color Pencil

Super handy for adding a little bit of highlight on a drawing.

7C: Tombow Mono Hybrid Correction Tape, 10-Pack

I use this stuff for all my inking mistakes. It might not be the best option, but it's so easy.

7D: Zig Cartoonist White Ink 30
 

Is great for adding highlights and making corrections. Watersoluble and highly opaque, this pigment ink is waterproof when dry.

7E: Uni Posca Extra Fine Marker, White

Ryan Ottley recommended this pen to me and hoo boy is it great. I might like it better than the Gelly Roll. I want to see how long the tip lasts though, it's some kind of felt or fiber tip and those usually dull with use. They do sell replacement tips for some sizes.

 

PAPER

10A: Arches Drawing Paper

It has a smooth finish that's great for pencil, inking and markers.

10B: Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large

I use tan ones that I found at an art store, but amazon only sells gray, black, and red. This is a great sketchbook because it doesn't feel precious, so I don't get upset for sullying it's pages with bad drawings. Ink stays a little wet so watch out for smudging. Markers can bleed a little so beware.