All about my inks


Here are some of the ink I have on hand at the moment. I know some of you may be familiar with some of them. pero this is ranked from cheapest to most expensive.

China Ink — very cheap PHP 15 for this bottle a big one is about 35. good for ink washes and light inking. NOT waterproof. Cannot be used with copics. Erases easily

Ideal Speedball Ink – PHP25.00 per bottle. that small bottle is the only size. runny. drying time = about a minute and a half (aka FOREVER) runny. not good with watercolor, not good with alcohol based markers. very opaque and glossy. might be good for calligraphy. lifts with some heavy erasing

Redstones Indian drawing ink – PHP30.00 per bottle. 30 ml. Opaque. drying time is about 20 – 30 seconds. (not bad) fluid. when truly dry (about an hour or so) can be used with watercolor. Not too good with copics. does not lift easily with erasing

rotring – PHP90.00 per bottle. opaque.drying time: about 30 -45 seconds (forever) not good with copics. alright with watercolor. lifts fairly easily with erasing

Parker Quink – PHP229.00 huge bottle. opaque. drying time less than 15 seconds. good with copics. good with watercolor. ** FAVORITE!!**does not lift easily with heavy erasing. smooth application.A little goes a long way! One dip of the nib can go long My only quirk about this it its blue-black not black-black but its dark enough and thin enough for details.

Deleter Black around PHP200.00 #3 drying time is 25 seconds. A little goes a long way! One dip of the brush can go long time. very opaque and matte. does not lift easily with erasing. Good with copics after drying. waterfast after truly dried.

Deleter black #6 around PHP200.00 drying time is 25-30 seconds not bad. very fluid. very opaque and matte. nice for application. does not lift easily after erasing. waterfast and copic friendly after truly dry.

Pilot ink – PHP 450.00LOVE this ink. fluid and slightly opaque. drying time is about 10 seconds. easily the clearest ink I use. need time to fully dry before being waterfast and copic friendly. Used by a lot of mangakas. Very nice also for washes. 

Bought most of this from National Book Store and Artmedia Trading. Also from Joli’s behind UST.  I hope more stores will start carrying ink. I know Deovir has some nifty acrylic ink that I want to try.

I will do a video of using them soon. Also babble while using them. I hope to do it as a part of the Pmangahub team blog launch >.> We do need a video editor so if you know someone who knows how to do it, let us know!!

8 thoughts on “All about my inks

      1. Please let me know which you like best I will start writing more for ART ON A BUDGET and materials ^__^

        However Pilot brand ink do smudge and blot its not too recommended for finelining. if you like a nib ink that is cheaper, get redbarons india ink. Super cheap about PHP30.00 per bottle, try also getting fountain pens with refillable ink.

        ^__^ good luck and unipins are great. I use them all the time too. they dont smudge under copics and watercolor so they are great friends of mine

      2. Thanks for the heads up on the Pilot ink. And I’ll also try using the india ink.

        Hm, I liked all the posts about manga materials because you gave quick yet ample details on every item (please keep that up when discussing materials 😉 ).

        I’m not sure if this needs a full blog post, but I’d love suggestions on buying copics. What set you recommend, or would you suggest buying these markers individually? I’d love to know based on your personal experience with them.

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