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Penciler vs. Inker — What's the Difference?

Penciler vs. Inker

Difference Between Penciler and Inker

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Penciler

A narrow, generally cylindrical implement for writing, drawing, or marking, consisting of a thin rod of graphite, colored wax, or similar substance encased in wood or held in a mechanical holder.
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Inker

The inker (sometimes credited as the finisher or embellisher) is one of the two line artists in traditional comic book production. The penciller creates a drawing, the inker outlines, interprets, finalizes, retraces this drawing by using a pencil, pen or a brush.
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Penciler

Something shaped or used like a pencil, especially a narrow medicated or cosmetic stick
An eyebrow pencil.
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Inker

A device or machine that applies ink.
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Penciler

A style or technique in drawing or delineating.
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Inker

A person who operates or maintains a machine that applies ink.
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Penciler

Descriptive skill
"His characters are drawn with a strong pencil" (Henry Hallam).
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Inker

An artist who applies black lines to a drawing or sketch, using pen and ink or a digital graphics program.
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Penciler

An artist's brush, especially a fine one.
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Inker

(Informal) A tattoo artist.
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Penciler

(Physics) A beam of radiant energy in the form of a narrow cone or cylinder.
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Inker

A person or device that applies ink.
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Penciler

(Mathematics) A family of geometric objects, such as lines, that have a common property, such as passage through a given line in a given plane.
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Inker

In comic book production, a person who outlines and otherwise embellishes the artwork of a penciler in preparation for publishing.
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Penciler

To write or produce by using a pencil.
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Inker

A tattoo artist.
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Penciler

To mark or color with or as if with a pencil.
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Inker

One who, or that which, inks; especially, in printing, the pad or roller which inks the type.
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Penciler

In comic book production, a person who develops the plot and creative content, and draws an outline to be filled in by an inker.
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