So, I've been trying out different pens for years in the never ending quest for what is best for me and my style of drawing. I've tried nibs, and rapidographs and felt pens/pigment liners, brushes, fountain pens, ball point. You name it, and I've tried it, or tried something similar
I've largely stopped using pens that have give in line weight as the style that I have developed seems to always look better with single, uniform line width. So, I phased out G pens, nibs and brushes. I still use brushes for large black fill ins and for the occasional added line weight, but its rare thing.
I spent years using felt pens, and then moved on to rapidographs because I liked how they glided over paper better than the average micron. But they constantly clog without constant maintenance. So if I went a while without using them, I'd constantly need to clean them out.
And then I was reminded of all the years in school, doodling on my book covers, and notes with the old pilot roller ball pens. They always felt great, but had a tendency to bleed pretty fast. While trying to find one of them at my local grocery store, I ran into the Uni-ball Vision Needle with the micro sized tip. To sum it up, I think I've found my ideal pen and I will likely need to buy a lifetime supply of them in the future.
They feel just as good as drawing with a rapidograph, only they never clog. Unlike microns, the tips don't fray break with use. They are also super cheap compared to other art pens, coming in at roughly 2 bucks a pen which is about the same as a decently priced micron. The ink seems to hold up well when used with watercolor or copic markers
So yeah, good on you Uni-Ball.
You can buy them here:www.amazon.com/uni-ball-Vision…