Ah! Oh wow~! Thank you so much for the compliment~!!! That’s so sweet of you~! (❁´◡`❁)*✲ﾟ* *haha
And well- TBH, there are all sorts of ways to make art and you don’t just have to stick to one way but basically yes- for all of the pictures that I’ve done for Inktober so far, I have drawn a sketch in pencil first before I lay down any ink~!
However, I still practice how to sketch directly in ink whenever I can though~! Sometimes they end up looking bad and I just keep those ones to myself but if I think they look nice then I don’t mind sharing them~!
Anyway, I like using HB/B pencils to lay done my sketch. I’m still experimenting with the various types (H&B) but those are favourites @ the moment. And when I first start out my lines are pretty messy and loose and that’s OK. I just try to get the proportions/perspective/feeling down first before I start cleaning it up and adding details. And yes- this includes a little bit of erasing and redrawing lines. Again, it’s all trial by correction and error but once I have a pretty good sense of how I want the final picture to look then I start adding details and cleaning up my lines. Or sometimes I even start with some detail and then build around it- again- it all depends.
And as for ink I like using “Copic Multiliners” and “Staedtler Pigment Liners”- but if I plan on colouring w/ my Copics then I stick with my multiliners b/c Staedtlers tend to bleed if I try to colour over them w/ Copics.
Anyway, they all come in a variety of different sizes but my favourite size is “0.3” but it’s only b/c I’ve been using/favouring that one for years *lmao
I also use “0.1” to make small adjustments and have been experimenting with “1.0” b/c I like how it feels and b/c the lines it makes are nice and bold~! And I also used a brush pen for that Garnet picture but sadly I think mine is running out of ink so I’ll have to replace it soon.
I also have some India Ink that I want to experiment with too before Inktober is over but that’s another topic altogether~! *haha
And again- I think that most of this advice is subjective. Once you find a pen size or pencil that you like using and start using it more often then you’ll incorporate that into your own process and art making~! It’s all about practice, making as much art/work/studies as you can and not being afraid to make mistakes. And even if you do make mistakes you’ll learn from them and remember to try and correct them on your next picture~! ♥♥♥
AAhhh- Sorry if I rambled on for too long but yeah- I really love my multiliners~! *haha. Maybe if I have time before Inktober is over I’ll try to take pictures of my process~!
Anyway- thanks so much for the question and for the compliment Anon~! That really means a lot to me and I hope that this helps~! And Happy Drawing~!!! *smooch* *heh heh*