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Efrain "Franchy" Morales
Artist | Professional | Varied
Puerto Rico
Indie publisher, freelance artist, creator of the "Isleño" newspaper comic strip and art teacher at la Liga de Arte in San Juan.
Hello guys many of you might or not know that I love inking, its a passion, love buying and trying new pens, brushes, markers and inking softwares... Love watching tutorials even thou most of those tutorials might do or say something I already know, but still I can see their approach, technique and... ok, you get the idea.

Recently the word "traditional ink" has taken a new direction since the advent of digital tablets and new software.

When I started doing comics (back in 1995) "traditional inking" was done using old brass or copper dip pen nibs and/or brushes. "Modern inking" was done using technical refillable pens, rotrings or sakura's micronpigma.

In this age and time digital media has become the new "modern inking" tool while now sakuras and prismacolors share the same place as dip pens and brushes as "traditional inking" tools.

I never closed the door or act like a snob regarding the use of inking tools. True I stay away from Sharpie markers or Pilot fine points pens, not because I'm a snob but more because Sharpies' and Pilots' ink is not archival and loses contrast and fades with time.

I love using Computers they are a time savers. Didn't like them at first and the learning process was a pain but back in 2010 to 2013 it really help me work the Isleño comic strip and meeting my deadlines in time. Thinking back I'm pretty sure I couldn't had made it working traditionally... Well maybe if I had sacrifice sleeping hours. These days I tend to switch from digital to traditional ink even long before storm Maria when using the computer was not an option but the only way to not only ink also draw. These days I'm rediscovering my Sakura Microns and brushes. "E" stores have made available for me to buy japanese dip pen nibs and refillable pen brushes. I love all inking tools digital or traditional, what about you? Please leave your comments and thank you.
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akarudsan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Artistik-Bootya Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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D-Anthonie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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Huwman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional
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LegacyHeroComics Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Welcome back!
Good to hear that there has been some improvement in the conditions there.
Still a long way to go, I'm sure.
"Poco a poco." was one of the very first Spanish phrases I learned when I got to Puerto Rico.  It's come in handy ever since.

Glad you are well, and able to create digitally again.
-Eric
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