I decided to share some information about liners I use, and how I began drawing. I started with adding small illustrations by gel pen to the pages of my personal diary about 10 years ago. It was my first tool, quite budget and convenient to use. I did not give preference to any particular brand and over time an unpleasant feature was discovered: different companies produce pens with different quality fillers, and some of them fade or get a strange shade over time. So I had to look for alternatives.
Then I've discovered liners: ink pens with a fixed-size tip. I tried liners of different brands that I could find: Japanese Sakura Pigma, Uni and Marvy, Czech Centropen and German Faber-Castell. I liked all the options except Centropen and Uni: the Centropen tips deteriorated pretty quickly, and Uni fillers were too watery.
As a result, I opted for Sakura Pigma (0.05, 0.1 and 0.5) and Faber-Castell (XS, S, M) due to theirs good quality and availability (available in almost all art stores im me city). For the price they are approximately the same. I note that Faber-Castell also has very convenient brush markers (I got them more then three years ago, but they still in mint condition) and a super convenient golden color marker.
I would especially like to mention the Faber-Castell isographs, but they deserve a separate post.
I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have! .
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