Ink on bristol board (with digital color), 11 × 17″.

This is the final installment of my 3-part series on inking (here are parts 1 and 2), but that doesn’t mean there’s not tons more to say about the craft. Having said that, talk is cheap — there’s no substitute for actually doing it (or at least watching someone actually doing it). That being the case, I’ve put together a 1-hour inking demonstration that features fundamental mark-making, brush dynamics, and the thought process behind some of my choices.


It’s a long video, so feel free to skip around. I talk for most of it (trying to channel my best Bob Ross) but there’s a substantial audio delay in some parts. My apologies. If you make it all the way through, but still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section. As I said, there’s quite a bit more I could say on the subject — hopefully that will eventually coalesce into a future post.

digital composite

pencil layout