I have never paid attention to brand names for tip holders or pen tips. If it feels right, I buy it. Speedball is a popular holder. I find it too bulky and cumbersome to use. There are several different pen widths and sizes. I find I am able to achieve what I want, using a mapping or fine point tip. My ink of choice is Higgins BlackMagic waterproof ink. I have experimented using other brands and colors. I use a hot press 90 lb illustration board, Strathmore drawing paper or any paper that will not “bleed through” and has a semi-smooth surface.
I find the people at the Wet Paint Art Supply store at 1684 Grand Avenue in Saint Paul to be very helpful. They are all artists and share the same passion for drawing and art as I do.
When I am drawing with pen and ink, I am closest to the heavens and all is right on Earth. –Lenora Drowns
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