By Michelle Tabares, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Alternative Inking: Go Beyond the Brush and Pen

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

If you're a cartoonist or illustrator, odds are you've worked with ink at some point to create comics and/or illustrations. While most of us use a brush or dip pen to transfer our ink to paper, many rarely venture outside of using these very traditional drawing and painting tools.  Who says you only have to use a brush or dip pen for your comics or ink drawings? There's tons of DIY tools in your own home that can create unique and interesting effects that would be impossible through traditional means. Some of which may surprise you!  So pick up a toothbrush, q-tip or a cotton ball and let's start experimenting with some creative inking techniques!  All music in this lesson in by DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

Course overview - 8

  • Using Bobby Pins

  • Using Fingerprints

  • Using Cottonballs

  • Using a Qtip

  • Using a Toothbrush

  • Using Toothpicks

  • Demonstration

  • Closing Thoughts

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Meet your instructor

Michelle Tabares
Michelle TabaresIllustrator and Cartoonist
I've studied a variety of different creative disciplines ranging from graphic design, creative writing and drawing, but at this time I mostly focus on comics and illustration at the classes you'll see from me are a reflection of that. I'm a big believer in harnessing inspiration from a variety of sources and in the importance of trying new things and pushing yourself artistically. The two things I love most about teaching others is how much I end up learning in the process and the other is the rewarding feeling that comes from helping other artists grow creatively. Non-art things I love with an undying passion include; drinking tea, absurdist humor, taking long walks, thrifting, caring for plants and sharing cute kitten photos with people I love.