Inkwood - Ink Drawing Shader Pack

by Darth Shader in Materials, Shaders, Textures

WHAT IS INKWOOD?
Inkwood shaders redesign your great 3D art into ink drawings and paintings. You simply make your models and composition, put my shaders (and probably the outlines) on, set them up, correct the lighting and smash render. And you're done!

Inkwood is made for illustrators, comic authors, indie artists, animators and anybody interested in inking.

The original idea was to speed up the process of comic background painting. But I ended up with a great tool for making artworks of various types. Some shaders are good for very stylized stuff, but there are also some super-handy ones for making high-detailed drawings.

SHADER DEMONSTRATION

WATERINK SHADER
Transform your scene into an amazing ink painting with this procedural shader. Combine it with outlines or control the shadows with multiple lights, whatever works for you. You can also use the advanced coloring system inside to imitate colored inks or paints.


DURINK SHADER
If you are a fan of delicate drawing and rendering, this shader is for you. You decide about the hatching scale and shape-following rate, which makes this tool suitable for various projects, either stylised and realistic.


INK-O-GNITO SHADER
Illustrators and comic artists, enjoying rather stylised imagery, will appreciate this crosshatching shader. It's very simple and it includes a mist system with full control of colors inside it. Ink-o-gnito works very well with color and shades of grey.


GEROI SHADER
To enhance the muscles of Conan the Barbarian, you can use this retro comic shader. In procedural way it recreates the dense hatching style of hero comicbooks.


GOODPOINT SHADER
Using points to define your shapes could be a challenge, but not with the Goodpoint Shader. Basically, little dots will do the shadowing, but you can also change them to artistic lines and go in more painted-like style. If it's used only with black and white, it's perfect for more realistic and dark style. If used with color, you can create really cute and stylized stuff.

WHY YOU MAY WANT IT?

  • Real-time rendering - All shaders are made for Eevee
  • No UV mapping
  • Free updates lifelong
  • Easy setup - Shader nodes are easy to navigate and the main job is managing the lights
  • Royalty-Free licence


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 5 INK SHADERS
  • MONKEY SCENE - SHADER SOURCE FILE, GOOD FOR TESTING
  • PDF DOCUMENTATION


ADDITIONAL INFO

Before using, please, check the documentation. It will not only help you with the installation, but it will also give you some great headstart tips - how to set up the outlines and so on.

  • The outlines are made with the Solidify trick.
  • The shaders are made in Eevee and they will NOT probably work well in Cycles.
  • Every shader has color input - so you can directly change white and black to whatever you want. Some
    of them have also additional coloring input / like Fresnel, AO, Mist or Artistic Tint.
  • The shaders are always only one node - so you can combine them and experiment!

Enjoy!

I would love to see your Inkwood art, don't hesitate and show me! Here's the contact:
[email protected]

Best regards,
your Darth Shader