The power of traditional inking – Part 1


Discover the art of inking your illustrations effectively with “The Power of Traditional Inking – Part 1”! Learn how to use the fundamental techniques and tools for inking comics on paper, focusing on different textures and shadows that will bring personality to your characters and incredible depth to your work.

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Discover the art of inking your illustrations effectively with “The Power of Traditional Inking – Part 1”! Learn how to use the fundamental techniques and tools for inking comics on paper, focusing on different textures and shadows that will bring personality to your characters and incredible depth to your work.

The power of traditional inking – Part 1

“The Power of Traditional Inking – Part 1” is a complete package of illustrative and didactic modules that will teach you the secrets of inking in comics. This course will allow you to learn the techniques and tools necessary to create different textures and shadows, helping you to give life and personality to your characters. We will introduce you to the study of ink as a fundamental element in comic illustration, the type of paper to choose, the importance of water and drying materials in the inking process and much more.What will you learn?

  • You will learn about the importance and evolution of inking in comics.
  • You will learn about the different inking tools and how to use them.
  • You will have a deep knowledge about ink varieties and their influence.
  • You will know how to correct mistakes effectively in your illustrations.
  • You will discover the variety of textures and shadows you can create using different inking techniques.
  • You will learn about the different styles and exponents of inking in the history of comics.


  1. Introduction to inking in comics: the importance of ink in the final style and atmosphere of a comic.
  2. The three fundamental tools of inking: paper, pencil and inking tool.
  3. Different types of inking pens: from industrial to handmade and their influence on the creation of lines and textures.
  4. The use of brushes in inking: the importance of sable hair brushes and bristle brushes in the creation of textures and shadows.
  5. Looking at inks: in-depth knowledge of the variety of inks to elevate your illustrations.
  6. Selecting paper for inking: how to choose the paper that best suits your work and where to find it.
  7. Correction in inking: how to use gouache to correct small mistakes and give the final touch to your pages.
  8. The importance of water and drying materials in the inking process.
  9. Non-traditional inking tools: a brief introduction to fountain pens, markers and other innovative tools.
  10. The use of different tools in inking practice: How to use different inking tools in an exemplary way.
  11. Origin and history of inking in comics: A look at the early days of inking in comics and how it has evolved to the present day.
  12. The change of inking styles over the decades and the impact on the comics industry.
  13. Delving into traditional inking: a detailed look at the main exponents of traditional inking in the history of comics.
  14. Studying the masters of inking: a detailed look at historic comic book artists.
  15. The revival of the horror genre in comics in the 1970s and its profound impact on inking techniques.
  16. Inking in Argentina in the 1980s: An in-depth look at inking and the most prominent artists in the Argentine comics industry in the 1980s.
  17. The impact of ink on different genres of comics: how inking can change the tone and style of different genres.
  18. The future of ink in comics: a reflection on how digitalization is changing ink in comics and what we can expect for the future of inking.
  19. Tips and tricks to improve your inking technique: how to bring your comics to life with the inking techniques learned throughout the course.
  20. Your next steps in inking: how to continue perfecting your skill and find your own inking style.

With “The Power of Traditional Inking – Part 1”, you will begin an exciting journey into the world of inking in comics. In this course you will learn, step by step, how to develop crucial skills that will allow you to establish a solid foundation for your future creations. Dare to improve your comic illustration techniques by giving them personality and depth with the inking techniques learned throughout the course. Don’t wait any longer, discover how you can take your illustration skills to the next level and find your own style in inking! Start your journey in the inking universe today.

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