Whether you're a professional illustrator or a dabbling painter, shopping for new art supplies is an exciting experience. Each type of medium holds a myriad of untapped possibilities for creative projects.
With so many options available, choosing the ideal set of pens can be a bit overwhelming. That is why it's important to learn about the different types of pens and what each of them can do for your art. Once you've tried your hand at a few different inking ventures, you can even mix and match different kinds of pens to create new kinds of effects.
WHAT IS A TECHNICAL DRAWING PEN?
Technical Drawing Pens are designed to be the perfect drafting tool. Engineers and architects need perfectly straight, dark lines exactly the same width every time to draw schematics and other technical drawings by hand. Technical drawing pens deliver with needle-point tips that can be used precisely along a ruler’s edge and richly pigmented inks that stand out from the page. Although they were originally intended for technical use, these pens’ precision, quality, and reliability have made them a favourite among artists as well.
So here’s the list of some of the best technical drawing pens for your ease.
Smooth rich colours blend quickly and easily with outstanding results.
A perfectly shaped body offers a comfortable grip while colouring.
Made of the finest material for sketching and scribbling.
These are chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant. It ensures no smears/ features, or bleed-through on most papers. These are ideal for use in acid-free environments. These meet ACMI non–toxicity standards.
The multi-purpose pen set comes with the unique, long-lasting archival Pigma ink. Use it for tamper–proof signatures. It is ideal for precision and performance over generations.
Pitt Artist Pens are famous for combining a modern brush nib design with the traditional medium of Indian ink. Pitt Pens offer odourless, permanent, waterproof, lightfast inks in vibrant colours. The durable brush nib gives freedom to create versatile brush strokes of broad, medium or narrow width and even application of colour.
4 line width in case : S(0.3 MM), F(0.5 MM), M(0.7 MM), B(BRUSH WIDTH)
Benefit from the colour-intensive premium felt tip pen for strong lines and large areas.
The Stabile Pen 88 is well known for its high brilliance and luminosity.
Its robust medium tip has a line width of 0.4mm.
The Derwent Graphik Line Painter range of coloured pens are fine–liners with highly pigmented, water-based paint. Available in a range of 20 bright colours and with a Japanese nib size of 0.5, they are suitable for colourful line work and vibrant paintings.
Archival quality ink for use in acid–free environments.
Japanese nibs and chemically stable, waterproof and fade resistant.
No smears, feathers, or bleed–through on most pap0ers, disposable.
Ideal for anime, illustration, details, fine art, design, comics, modelling, journaling and paper crafting, not evaluated for the cosmetic use of skin.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF TECHNICAL DRAWING PENS?
Technical drawing pens require special care to ensure optimal performance. These simple guidelines will keep your pens functioning well.
Technical drawing pens are designed to be held perpendicular to the paper surface. Using them at an angle may cause them to skip or stop working altogether. They should never be used at an angle less than 45 degrees from the paper surface. It’s also best to stick with smooth papers like vellum and tracing paper as rough surfaces like watercolour paper can damage the tips. This is especially true for plastic-tipped pens.
Reusable metal-tipped pens need to be cleaned periodically to prevent any buildup of dried ink. We recommend cleaning your pens about every two weeks if you are using them regularly, whenever you change inks or at any time they aren’t working properly. You should also clean out any ink that’s left in your pens if you don’t plan to use them for a while to prevent dried ink from clogging the narrow pen tips.