Here a little post where I answer some questions that I get on social media. Everyone looking for them I hope you find the answer here.
What Pens do you use?
The pens you use should be the one that you are most comfortable with. There are some differences in the quality of the pen from one brand to another. But a certain pen doesn’t make you better at it.
One brand I use for the linework come from my time when I did an apprenticeship as a draftsperson. We are in the digital world know but the first few month they wanted me to learn to draw plan by hand. The traditional tool for that here in Switzerland where Rotring Isograph or Rapidograph. I love to do lines with them because the width of line is very consistent but they have a charakter and sometimes it takes some time to keep them clean und function well.
List of pens:
Rotring Rapidograph - 0.18 to 0.7 nibs
Kuretake Sumi Brush - not 100% wich one as I bought it in Japan
Pentel Mechanical Pencil - 0.3 to 0.7 mm
I use Winsor and Newton, most are from their Professional line and some are from their Cotman series.
List of paper:
Hanemühle Aquarellblock - rough
Fabriano Artistico - Watercolor 100% Cotton rough
Canson Illustration - Comic and Manga