Here is my guide to drawing with the right tools. I hope you all will find it helpful. I think this will be in parts. This is part 1.
When you are drawing, you want to be able to erase. (I'll cover erasers in Part 2) You normally use pencil. That is a good idea! But if your scanner is horrible (like mine) or you want to make your picture neat and clean you should trace the pencil with ink.
In the beggining, in order to get used to the whole tracing thing. I used a cheap black pen that you can find just about anywhere. It is more like a pencil than marker.
Well, if you have ever drawn with them you know that they erase some. That would only be a beginner's tool.
Recently I have started using a fine point pen that is like a very thin marker. The one that works the best is probably the PRECISE V5. Extra fine. Rolling ball. It's from the company of Pilot. (I'm actually looking at my pen as I am typing this.
The pen has a metal tip and a few small holes to let ink out. It is easy to use and draws a thin line.
My guidebook that I bought at Barnes and Nobles suggests:
Staedtler Marsmatic 700
Sakura Micron Pigma
Pilot drawing pen
So that ends my ink section. Read Part 2 for how to erase pencil under pen and how to erase just pencil.
Listening to: I can't hear because of my stinkin' cold!
Reading: Golden Compass
Drinking: I aint doing that now!