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Inking in Sketchbook Pro by Robaato Inking in Sketchbook Pro by Robaato
So a few of you have been inspired to try Sketchbook Pro out after watching me use it in my recent streams on BlogTV. Some of ya'll wanted to know my ink brush settings. Not that it really matters, because the way these settings are may or may not work for you, as we all draw differently.

I line with etched strokes, while someone else may just do one full sweep. Just a lil' disclaimer there. So don't go off feeling like you're crazy and can't pull off the linework like I can. You probably simply just can't.

I inked a while back while practicing, but I now decided to shed some insight on the brush i use for drawing and sketching digitally.


:star:For sketches, I simply adjust my spacing a bit higher to give that digital sketch "look". Where as when I'm doing lineart, I work with less spacing so my strokes are more rich.

:star:When doing sketches, I pick a gray color. Please remember that if you want to emulate this, picking straight black won't give that "sketchy" look. On the upside though, if you do sketch with a straight black color, it will give your work a "finished lineart" look.

:star: Remember to adjust the size accordingly. Changing the size quickly in the brush changer WILL NOT affect any of your brush settings other than the size. So if you need heavier lines, feel free to just change the size. Or you can be like me and just etch the weight in. :)

:star:You can click DOWNLOAD or and see the actual ink strokes, as you can see it really isn't all that perfect and neat. When you're going for the intended finished look, you'll learn you don't have to be all detailed on certain areas when up close.

Also, that Chun Li isn't HIGH Hi-Rez, but it's big enough for the color-heads to attempt to color. Feel free. ^___^

Will be posting another tip thingo in a few about posing and using shapes.

TOOLS: Sketchbook Pro 2011/Cintiq12WX

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X-AllThatMatters-X Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Did you drew It on Tablet Or With A Wacom!?
FateZerofangirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Artist
Do you use Sketchbook Pro on your artworks??And how do you do it??Do you draw straight in the program or in a paper then edit it on Sketchbook Pro??
Sorry for the many questions!!But I hope they'll get answered!Thank you!! :)
Taichi-Okami Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this help's so much! :D (Big Grin) 
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Shirowe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice tips
jetlace Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this-! I didn't realize there were so many options for some brushes ^^
Koui Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   General Artist
I've got no problem with my own brush work, but I can't seem to get the line quality I want.

I think I'll try this brush out , looks fabulous! =]
mrmayortheiv Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Out of curiosity, what size canvas do you usually work with? I have played around with several sizes and not necessarily been happy with them,
WilliamDettrey Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This brush setting is actually working out great for me. Thanks for sharing! :)
Robaato Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Glad you've gotten something out of this! :)
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