Tonal and Textural Effects Using Ink Techniques using Ink vary from pen to pen (shop Pen & Ink) There are countless ways of creating different effects but more over the techniques used are directly effected by Pen size, shape, chisel, type of ink, and many other factors. Here are a few visual samples of shading and texturing techniques. Top Row (left to right): ink into water, dry brush dragged, broad nib pen, crosshatch on dry and wet paper. Second Row (left to right): technical pen dot and crosshatch, continuous line fountain pen, fine technical pen pattern, crosshatch with a technical pen. Third Row (left to right): diluted ink crosshatch, technical pen dot.