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: How to stop visible dry lines in fineliner


Kerri14
08-04-2017, 12:05 PM
Hi guys really need some advice on this! I've got a section of a fineliner (Unipin) drawing that I envisioned as a completely back diamond, but on every test run I've done its proven really difficult to get it to look smooth, there ends up being visible (at an angle if you look at it a certain way) lines where one section seems to have dried before the next new ink section if that makes sense?

How do I get a smooth black block with a fineliner? Ive tried a few different brands, up to 0.5

Thanks in advance!

Abdushakur
10-30-2017, 04:30 AM
Hi guys really need some advice on this! I've got a section of a fineliner (Unipin) drawing that I envisioned as a completely back diamond, but on every test run I've done its proven really difficult to get it to look smooth, there ends up being visible (at an angle if you look at it a certain way) lines where one section seems to have dried before the next new ink section if that makes sense?

How do I get a smooth black block with a fineliner? I've tried a few different brands, up to 0.5

Thanks in advance!

I own this brand of fineliners. They are not that good in my opinion. These are the best that can be found here in Cairo (unfortunately), so it depends on where you are located I guess. I have never seen these in PEARL Paints (Downtown, NY; RIP), Utrecht, NY Art Central (RIP) or Blick... The most common are Microns and Staetdler fineliners.

My suggestion is, if you want solid measured liners, invest in some Koh-I-Noor Rapidographs (or Rotring, which, thank God ARE available in Cairo, almost oddly exclusively). Rapidographs require maintenance but the quality is superior to anything felt-tip, in my opinion.

And, if you want to fill up larger space with black in, use either a traditional brush with carbon black ink OR, if you are like me and like portability without the hassle, invest in a Kuratake pen brush. These are the best pen brushes I have ever owned. And the ink they make is awesome. 2 coats of it and it leaves becomes pitch black, just make sure to make your movements slow.