2015 Inktober Pen List
- Copic Multiliner
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.
- Pentel Pocket Brush Pen
My 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 reccommend it.
- Pentel Fude Brush Pen, Extra Fine
This pen is my back up work horse and in some cases it's my go-to. I've inked an entire comic with it and it never falters. Makes clean, meaningful lines with it's durable tip.
- Zebra Fude Brush Pen, Double Sided
This is the pen I used for my first Inktober in 2009. It gives you beautiful delicate lines from both it's tips. The larger of the two is a nylon bristle tip, and does all the heavy lifting. The smaller one is a felt tip and is great for added details.
- Pilot Futayaku Double-Sided Brush Pen
This pen is my favorite felt tip. The line is crisp and stays that way over most of it's life time. An added bonus is the grey ink on the flip side that's great for shading.
- Kuretake No. 13 Fountain 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.
- Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Water Colour Brush size 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.
- Nikko Pen Nib School Model
This is a snappy little nib that produces some amazingly sharp linework. Designed for Japanese comics, it's great for any detailed drawing you want to do. It's a little finer than the famous G nib, really either of those are great to draw with.
- Nikko Pen Nib Spoon Model
This nib produces a little bit thicker lines than the school model. It has nice flexability in the tip that allows from some great variance in the line. Really like drawing with it.