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Copics are good, I like PITT art pens which come in different tip sizes, and I think my favorite to play with would be brush pens. If you go on Amazon, you'll see the Pentel version, which is fairly cheap and if you work delicately you can get some neat thin lines, as well as vary your pressure for different line weights. It uses cartridges, which you can buy seperately and inexpensively.
Learn to write with a brush pen and practice writing with different line weights using pressure. Does wonders for your penmanship.
Here's a good starter brush pen. Comes with two refills.
I think doing multi-discipline art could help. For example, my primary traditional medium right now is ink & marker, and practicing inking using a brush pen really helps train you to have a confident, steady hand as well as control pressure. Look into getting one of these and just practicing with keeping a steady line/curve with the same line weight. You could also just get another size 0 brush and some black ink/paint and do the same thing using that.
Pentel Pocket Brush, it's fucking great for sketching. Cheap too, comes with 2 ink cartridges.
Not sure this is what you need but I really like these for coverage: [link]
I use Sakura pens for detailing and this brush pen for filling in large areas.
You can easily buy a pentel brush pen on Amazon for close to $10.
Thanks so much!
I found doing gesture drawings have really loosened up my strokes: [link]
Then I would say just try not to think about what or how you are drawing if that makes. I used to have a very rigid way of laying down my strokes due to overthinking and not being confident and that energy does really come through. I try to get the image down as fast and almost as violently I can.
Do ugly sketches everyday. I know this is what everyone says but it's the truth. But not everything has to be a work of art. I really tried to suspend that belief when I started posting these types of drawings to social media.
Invest in some ink pens and especially ink brush pens : [link]
And lastly I would say just have fun. I know for me if it's not fun I won't do it lol.
Its a pentel brush pen! [link]
I used this one and it was pretty fun, but refills didn't last very long imo.
Copic multiliner pens are designed for use with Copic Markers, so you can give them a try.
I like to use Pentel pens, and find that the Pentel brush pens (not the water based ink ones, I haven't tested them) work well with Copic markers after you let the ink dry a bit. Here's an example on Amazon:
And here is an example of what I colored with it to demonstrate that it holds up (if you'll forgive a little boasting):
The Pentel Hybrid Technica holds up with minimal smearing as well if you like gel pens (here's a pack of 12, though you can get them for $3-4 each at an art store):
If you are looking for ink you can dip into with a nib, I am not sure what works. I used india ink and learned the hard way that does not hold up to copic markers well at all.
I don't have that original and don't remember exactly, but I think it was 5.5" x 8". This is the Pentel pen I have.
Ah. Maybe you would enjoy the pentel then. Its more like a real brush than the faber castell one which seems more rigid to me. :0
I am talking about this style of pen:
Will checkout Molotow thanks
That's a brush pen. If you'd like to check them out, I'd recommend a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen or try this sampler pack.