1) Pigment Inks:

Pigments are used for coloring drawings. They have different colors which can be mixed with other colors to create various shades of color. Some of the most popular pigments include:

  • Magenta (Red)
  • Red #40 (Black)
  • Blue #2 (Blue)

2) Watercolors:

Watercolor is a technique where water or another liquid is poured over colored paper. The resulting image looks like it was painted using pastels.

3) Liquid Inks:

Liquid ink is often used in technical pens. These are created using a process called “micro-encapsulation”. In this process, pigments are mixed with water to make liquid ink.

They contain billions of tiny dots that cover the paper when the technical pen is used.

4) Markers:

Markers are very similar to pens but they have a thicker nib and a more vivid appearance. They are often used to color illustrations in coloring books for children. The main advantage of markers is their vividness.

The disadvantage is that they can only be used on certain types of paper and they can’t produce very fine details.

5) Inking Pens:

These pens have very small tips which produce very fine lines. The lines can be so thin that they are hard to see without a sufficient amount of lighting or magnification. Some inking pens also produce a thicker line that is easier to see and has a “wow!” factor.

You can also use inking pens to shade your illustrations. If you use the right pressure and movement, inking pens can produce gradients, textures, and patterns. Inking pens can be used to color black and white illustrations or color photographs.

For example, artists use inking pens to create portraits or colorful drawings of landscapes.

Manga artists use inking pens to produce comic books. They use these tools to draw the characters, landscapes, and objects inside the comic books. Inking pens are also used to add shadows and textures to the illustrations.

For example, they can be used to draw the outline of an object or to make a gradient on a character’s pants. Inking pens can also be used to draw special effects such as lightning.

Sources & references used in this article:

Creating Horror Comics by D Belmonte – 2014 – books.google.com

The Art of Comic Book Inking by G Martin – 2019 – books.google.com

How to draw comics the Marvel way by J Abel, M Madden – 2008 – Macmillan