Best Inking Brushes

The best inking brushes aren't all the same. Watch the video below to see the most essential types!

Inking with different brushes can give way to all sorts of textures and styles. Here’s a quick list of inking brushes you can start with, and a demonstration of what they look like on paper.

Now that you have all the tools you need, head over to Skillshare to learn how to use them! Don't know where to start? Some of our most popular classes on inking and illustration are Yuko's Mastering Inking: Basic and Pro Techniques, Amarilys's Modern Watercolor Florals, and Erin Kate's Ink & Watercolor Illustrations: The Basics in 5 Steps. If you're looking for more, check out our roundup of other introductory illustration classes below!


9 Types of Inking Brushes

  • Wash
  • Round
  • Flat
  • Script
  • Fan
  • Long Filbert
  • Angular
  • Glaze
  • Large Round