Aside from pencil, pen and ink drawings are probably the most portable, convenient, and low-cost form of artmaking. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper, and you're ready to make art!
Nearly everyone has doodled with a pen in the margins of their paper. Drawing with pens can be as fun and easy as that!
There are many types of pens available for drawing, such as:
- fountain pens
- graphic pens
- drafting pens
- reed pens
- and even ball point pens.
Each type of pen will result in a different quality of line. The kind of pen you prefer will depend on the type of line you would like to create, bearing in mind such qualities as thickness or thinness of the line, and fluidity versus control. The kind of pen you choose will also depend upon the type of art you want to create, in terms of style and subject.