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    Inking & Lighting question

    Hey y'all good evening,
    I was doing some traditional inking practice this evening using a couple of microns and copy paper to trace on, getting an image from my sketchbook. Normally I'd use a lightbox when it comes to traditional, however my book does not open flat enough to lay over a lightbox or surface without having the sketchbook shifting around. My ceiling lamp, giving some decent lighting (using a daylight bulb) does not pickup all the lines underneath the copy paper. I have no vellum/trace paper in stock and plenty of copy.
    This is frustrating. Is there anyone here who's done this and found a way to better the situation? A short desklamp with a sunlight bulb? I've been thinking of grabbing one over the weekend, so let me know!

    Thank you!

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    I'd suggest photocopying the sketchbook page (or scan and print), then use that on the lightbox.

    When I think "traditional" inking though, I think either brush and ink, or pen nibs and ink.

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    Microns are cheating. They're pretty good for sketching though, but then, so is a good crowquill. The School 56 nib, mentioned elsewhere on this forum, holds a good amount of ink and allows a great range of thickness of line.

    I always inked right over the pencils, on Bristol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EightArms View Post
    I always inked right over the pencils, on Bristol.
    Same here.

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