How To Ink

How To Ink

taught by Jake Parker
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Bartolome Ramis de Ayreflor Catany

Bartolome Ramis

This is a very good, fun, concise, and worth the money course, I allready own two books about inking comics (Terry Austin+ The DC inking guide) but I learned new things about Inking on this course, specially the part on communicating weight and t...

Misty Shaw

This course is helping me become more confident with inking, especially with the brush pen! I am also discovering how the positions of my arms, wrists, and fingers affect the quality of the lines. I enjoy the exercises as well, which can serve as ...

Tara Moorman

This was great! I am totally self-taught and generally pretty clueless. I've been doing doodle art and zentangles for a while now, but I feel like I am ready to learn more of the technical side of illustration, etc. This was easy to follow and ...

Bartolome Ramis de Ayreflor Catany

This is a very good, fun, concise, and worth the money course, I allready own two books about inking comics (Terry Austin+ The DC inking guide) but I learned new things about Inking on this course, specially the part on communicating weight and t...

Misty Shaw

This course is helping me become more confident with inking, especially with the brush pen! I am also discovering how the positions of my arms, wrists, and fingers affect the quality of the lines. I enjoy the exercises as well, which can serve as ...

Tara Moorman

This was great! I am totally self-taught and generally pretty clueless. I've been doing doodle art and zentangles for a while now, but I feel like I am ready to learn more of the technical side of illustration, etc. This was easy to follow and ...

Christine Winscott

Having had no formal training I have never been confident in my inking skills. This class made me feel better about what I have figured out over the years and taught me some new things too! Jake Parker is so non-pretentious you almost feel like ...

Amber Raden

Loved this class at first, and I was excited to learn about some new tools that I hadn't received any education on (mostly just figuring it out on my own). While it went into the basics of ink - inking pens/brushes and how to use them - which was ...

Suzanne Urban

Although I am an illustrator, I never liked inking much, my inking lacked "guts". Jake is able to breakdown in simple steps inking techniques that he's studied and applied to his own work and how these techniques add life, definition and professi...

Brad Newman

I enjoyed Mr. Parker's course quite a bit. I've done some ink illustration in the past and this served as a good refresher course, just in time for Inktober! I've never used a brush pen before so this was a great learning experience. Overall it's...

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Juan Acuna

The course is filled with useful knowledge and techniques but very little on how to implement them. For example, at one point he shows us how to draw a tree and says you should use thinner lines when drawing the top leaves. Okay, but why? I watche...

Mary Monson

For beginners to experienced inkers, this course is worth the time and practice with Jake Parker's teaching. Paced well with enough detailed explanations to not get overwhelmed if new to it. Thank you, SVS, for another superb course!

Sharon Reihart

I kind of expected a more professional-quality course and videos. I'm an avid YouTube subscriber and honestly, they are much more professional quality and they're free to boot. I also think Jake could have had better lighting and camera angles...

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Jonathon Yu

Brilliant, I can do much better than I did a few months ago.

Brett Chalupa

Jake covers the fundamentals of laying down lines, including the techniques and exercises to improve. Following along was great, and practicing the exercises has helped. The included sketches to ink over are also great practice.

Murielle Evers

I watched this in preparation for Inktober and I'm very happy I did. Thanks to the exercises I discovered what tools and styles I like most. Since this is my first course I was also surprised by the amount of practice sheets. Great work.

Ryan Weston

A good assortment of theory and exercises for inking to help build your confidence and get you started on the right path for the experience that will make you a skilled inker.

lilly moon

you get really thorough advice and a lot of excercises to practise a steady hand. I had a lot of fun following this course.

John Marcotte

Some of the stuff I knew and other things were interesting to learn.

Carrie Copa

Fantastic job with demonstrating control exercises and different kinds of inking techniques. I sometimes struggled before with using different line weights properly in a drawing, and Jake explains how to do it in an approachable manner. Draw along...

Aniekan Udofia

Kal Cain

Explained in a way that makes sense after years of struggle.

KG Beaumier

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Jake  Parker
Jake Parker
Illustrator/Cartoonist

About the instructor

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Utah.

Learn how to ink like a pro

Jake Parker has been inking for most of his drawing career. From comics to concept art, mastering the pen is essential for all artists. From his own studies and experience, insight from peers and mentors, and material from the best books on the subject he boils everything he's learned about the art form into one class.

In this class you will learn:

  • What pens work best for inking
  • How to make beutiful sweeping ink lines
  • How to use a brush pen
  • How to build up lines
  • How to ink both hard and soft surfaces
  • How to feather and produce gradients

This class includes:

  • 32 page pdf of hi-res inking images, to study, copy and ink over
  • 9 instructional videos
  • list of best tools and materials needed for inking

Course Contents

10 Videos
1 Download
2.3 hrs

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