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Inking Techniques for Comics with Ryan Benjamin

Inking Techniques for Comics
Study the Basics of Comic Art Explore different inking techniques and apply them to capture various surface textures

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Ryan Benjamin
Drawing Exercises, Sketching, Tools and Materials
Brush, Brush Pen, Marker, Pen, Pencil
2h 24m 43s

In this lesson, you will learn a series of inking techniques that instructor Ryan Benjamin uses for his comics. He will demonstrate inking an animal and a human portrait. You will discover how to create surface textures and utilize line quality to describe light sources.

This lesson belongs to the course Penciling and Inking for Comics. In this 5-week course, Ryan Benjamin will provide an informative guide on drawing comics. To begin, you will learn the drawing and inking materials needed for the course. Ryan will teach you the basics of cross-hatching. Then, you will explore the importance of primitives in constructing complex shapes. Ryan will show you how to apply the fundamental lighting principles to render comic characters. You will watch him set up a comic scene from a script. Lastly, you will study the different inking techniques used in comics. After this course, you will be able to create comics with speed and confidence.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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