Biro on cartridge paper.
With such a huge range of drawings pens on the market, you may wonder why I prefer to draw with a biro. It’s all about the variation in tone that I require to give depth to my work.
Fine Line Felt Pen: Excellent ink quality and strong, even line. Various line widths available. The problem is that after several hours’ use the tip starts to wear, resulting in a much wider line.
Fine Line Pen with a stainless steel tip: These contain pigment ink that is permanent, waterproof and fade-resistant. They produce a consistent, even line, but don’t vary in tone.
Biro: Cheap, long-lasting, with the ability to make very light lines when required. Ink quality is good, but the flow can be erratic at times.
My preference is the biro, because I can lightly block-out each drawing and then build up the tone using layers of line of different strengths.
What do you use?