Black Ink is a new, non-realistic GPU based painting application that, instead of imitating traditional tools, brings new inspirations to every artist.Forget about pen and paper or watercolor and discover a new, generative and truly computer based way to create.
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Release Date: Feb 8, 2016

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June 21

Black Ink 0.345.2599

The Version 0.345.2599 is now available




Dear Black Ink users,

We’re very glad to announce a new update for Black Ink!

You can now define your shortcuts for everything

We have added the possibility of using brushes with several textures, which will give you more freedom in creating material effects. We also improved the eraser.

One of the biggest time consuming work we did is an optimization for very resource expensive brushes, without impacting the user experience.
Thus, even if the GPU is busy computing an expensive stroke, it’s still possible to draw with no latency.

We fixed a problem that made Black Ink not appear on the Desktop since Windows 10 Creator Update.

Feel free to let us know about your experience and your suggestions!

See you soon!

Bleank Team




List of changes :

New Shortcut Customization
The user can now customize Black Ink shortcuts in the Preferences Panel > Keyboard




New Default Brushes



  • Charcoal dual Texture
  • Charcoal dual texture lines 62px
  • Charcoal background pattern 40px
  • Ink droplet bicolor canvas fill
  • One Edge textured 24px
  • Felt pen textured 16px
  • Airbrush texture pattern 12px
  • Random color shift textured
  • Smudge Charcoal background pattern 40px
  • Smudge noise colored
  • Smudge expand colored 50px
  • Scribble Circles 20px

New Texture resources are automatically reloaded if modified on disk

New A rendering indicator shows if the canvas isn’t 100% accurate due to a background rendering process




Fixed Performance problems when using ReadBack brushes on big canvas
Fixed Black Ink Window wasn’t displayed on Windows 10 Creator Update ( see issue )
Fixed Crash when inverting the current selection
Fixed Crash when using the Merge All function
Fixed Crash when tried to crop with an active selection
Fixed Crash when trying to reload a corrupted BKD
Fixed ctrl+z(undo) doesn’t respond immediately after selecting color, different brush
Fixed some crashes when editing the source code of a BSL
Fixed some crashes due to a RAM usage overflow
Fixed entering a hexadecimal value in the color picker displayed the wrong corresponding color
Fixed Saving in wrong path when the target path contained a ‘.’
Fixed Black Ink main or Child window sometimes doesn’t resize/maximize correctly on multi-monitor system.

The Step brush exposes now parameters to generate the position of a second primitive
BSL with custom blending can now be used as an Eraser when using the idatas.eraser parameter
Autorecover files are now deleted only after 2 weeks ( see issue )

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February 8

Black Ink special offer!

Hello everybody,

Following our latest update we announce you that Black Ink’s selling price will be raised to $59.99.
However, before this price raise we are offering a special discount from 9th to 19th February on steam and our website.
So if you want to have Black Ink, don’t hesitate now, you will benefit freely of all the subsequent updates.

See you soon
Bleank Team

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About This Software

Black Ink is a new, non-realistic GPU based painting application that, instead of imitating traditional tools, brings new inspirations to every artist.

Forget about pen and paper or watercolor and discover a new, generative and truly computer based way to create. Black Ink’s non realistic tools makes creating original pictures fast and easy, whether you’re an experimented artist or never used a painting program before.

Black Ink gives you the freedom to modify your brushes in any way you want and no real life constraint is going to stop your imagination. You can create the perfect brush, or the most crazy one, and share it with other users for unlimited variations and effects.
Black Ink’s unique and simple node-based system allows to very easily assign behaviors to your brush as well as create limitless advanced setups.

And thanks to Black Ink’s GPU technology you can forget about the pixels and work on high definition documents. Don’t worry about the resolution anymore and just create a 4, 8 or even 10k picture and draw without slowing down on real, full bitmap documents.

Tutorials | Brush making | Tips and tricks

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Key Features
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  • GPU rendering technology offering unprecedented speed with full bitmap high resolutions documents (4K, 10k and more)
  • Non-realistic brushes for generative computer based creation
  • Powerful node-based brush customization tool
  • Unique and intuitive user interface

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Upcoming Features
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  • Tools upgrades:
    More layers options, transformation tools, search and filters in the Brush Manager, blurred shapes, canvas flipping, stroke modifier, new controllers nodes…
  • New features:
    Preferences, shortcut customizations, symmetry and duplicate tools, tile tools to loop strokes over the edges of the picture...
  • New brush types:
    Multi-splines, polygonal, multibrushes...
  • More details

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Black Ink is in early access
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Why Early Access?

"In order to achieve this we chose to put Black Ink in the hands of the users as soon as possible to gather feedback, adapt our development to their needs and also help us finance the project while staying independent."


Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

"Black Ink will stay in early access as long as we feel something too important is missing.
This is an iterative development and no fixed date is set but we hope we can call it complete within the next two years."


How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

"Every feature in the full version will appear during the Early Access process as we develop them.
We are planning on adding more options to brush creation and even a way to mix them together, more drawing tools like symmetry and cloning, better management of layer number, more customization options like custom keyboard shortcuts, new presentation for some UI elements and other improvements asked by the community. We also aim at releasing on OSX.

You can see a detailed list of planned developments here"


What is the current state of the Early Access version?

"Black Ink is fully functional and each update is tested and stable. The ongoing development is all about adding features. A lot of people are already enjoying drawing with Black Ink (here) and are giving us feedback on what to add next to make it better."

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

"Black Ink’s price will raise as it becomes more complete and attain a full version value once it leaves early access.

We will announce major price-changing updates in advance so everyone can get a chance to get it cheaper."


How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

We closely monitor our community activity for feedback, bug reports, feature suggestions and of course drawings! That’s how we keep Black Ink stable and usable.

Each feature development is evaluated according to what our users are asking and we are of course happy to publish the best drawings on our network.

We also have an ‘Alpha’ program that users can sign up to. This version is a work in progress of the next release, it contains the features we are working on and testers can help us make them as complete as possible and stabilize the release.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Single Core Processor at 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card with support of pixel shader 3.0 and 512 Mo of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Quad core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphic card with pixel shader 3.0 support and with 1 GB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 MB available space

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