'Her new hairstyle', pen with ink wash, A4, mixed media paper.
'Big red bird', pen and pan pastels, A3, cartridge paper.
Which pen for drawing?
I use Mitsubishi uni-ball pens which come in a variety of tip sizes.
I like these pens because :
1. they are readily available from stationers and your corner shop. No need to go to a specialist art store which makes them very handy to purchase.
2. the ink is pigment-based, waterproof and fade-proof. Very useful when you wish to combine your drawing with washes.
3. the roller ball tip makes drawing like gliding over paper. You can work quickly and the pen does not stick on the fibres of the papers. Its rather like figure-skating in a rink!
You can, of course, use them for any style of work. In the first drawing above, I have shown a fairly realistic style (inspired by a photo reference in one of my Facebook groups). In the second, I have shown a more whimsical-abstract style. ( I tend to switch back and forth between imaginative and representational styles.)
In the future, I may try out some more expensive pens designed specifically for art - such as those made by Staedtler, Copic, Sakura and Kuretake, but for now I am pleased with my Mitsubishi roller ball.
Which pen do you recommend for art work, if you use pens? I'd be interested to know the reasons for your choices.
Bye for now....