people are constantly asking me what kind of pens, markers and other stuff I'm using when I draw. So I decided to answer all of these frequently asked questions by lining up my favorite tools and explaining why and when I like to use them. That first sentence reminded you of that Vine video, didn't it? No. 1 - alright, lets start with the first set of tools. These are 2 of my favorite BIC pens, The black round stic M and the standard ballpoint. I absolutely love BIC pens. Comfortable, durable and they won't dry out as fast as other pens. Theres nothing worse than a dried out pen in the middle of a drawing session, believe me. I use these pens for almost everything, form messy sketches to 12 hour portraits. I guess BIC pens are like my best friends when it comes to drawing.
No. 2 - Right next to my BFF's we have the Penac UM 5037 0.7, made in japan. The Penac is a mechanical pencil for the Pro's. It has a fine rubber grip with a comfortable shape, a clip, and a little eraser on the back. It might look like a regular mechanical pencil but it really isn't. I can tell because I used to have 10 different mechanical pencils, all from a different brand. And they sucked.
No. 3 - Next up on the list, The STAEDTLER Pigment liners, the 0,3 and 0,05. The liners have a rich black color and the thickness of the lines are pretty consistent, so there is nothing negative that I can say about these. Staedtlers are my first choice when I want to create something with a comic book kind of look.
No. 4 - The COPIC markers: 110 Special black, 100 Black, W2 Warm grey no. 2, N8 natural grey no. 8 and the Sky Blue B24. Copic markers are often used by Architects and concept artist because of the depth that you can add to your works. Ideal for gradients, shading and just coloring. Whoever is in charge of the pricing on Copics doesn't show any kind of sympathy for broke boys tho. 1 marker costs like 6 euros, that's about 8 dollars for the americans reading this. Costly, but worth it.
No. 5 - And last but not least, Sharpies. Not the regular sharpies, this is the industrial line from thin to thick. Why are they called Industrial? well because they're Water resistant, mark on wet/oily surfaces and have a big ass tip for extra wide lines. Ideal for big projects like murals, in fact, I did a whole mural myself using nothing else but sharpies. Wanna see? Click here