Mary Ellen asked a question in the comments.
When you say you draw with inks, what do you mean? When you talk about fountain pens, what do you mean? I am a beginner and so unsure of materials. Please help!
Just in case others have these questions, I’ve taken a photo of a couple of my fountain pens:
The Lamy has a refillable cartridge converter you can buy as an alternative to the pre-filled cartridge they all come with. The Varsity on the left just has the cartridge it came with. It can also be refilled though using easy directions found on google. I’d recommend a Varsity if you want to see if you like drawing with a fountain pen and/or water soluble ink. It’s inexpensive. You can always upgrade later to a Lamy Safari or any other fountain pen.
These are my ink samples. All are from Goulet Pen Company. Goulet has lots of tutorials on filling the pens.
It’s fun to draw with lots of different things. In the pics above I used an orange Japanese brush pen. In the pic below I’m “drawing” with a paintbrush & gouache.
You don’t need anything special to get started keeping a sketchbook. Something to draw with and something to color with. That’s it.
As for what to draw…anything! I’m currently fixated on flora & fauna. I brought a few rosebuds home from the park with me. They’re in various stages of blossoming.
I think I’ll draw a squirrel later. I saw a big furry one at the park who tossed some berries down on my head this morning.
Whether you’re sewing up a new bra & panty set, drawing mushrooms, knitting a cape, or cutting out words from the newspaper and crafting your very own ransom letter…I hope you’re enjoying yourself.