Ballpoint pens make a consistent and permanent mark. One can create a dark line or a light line depending on the pressure. Ballpoint pens can be used for both very mechanical or very fluid drawings. They can also be used for making very quick sketches and notes and can be very useful for working in sketchbooks. The ballpoint can also be used on thinner papers, and like the fibre tip pen, it is hard to remedy mistakes. Remember that drawing with this type of pen is usually exploratory in nature so you should accept your mistakes as a part and parcel of the learning process that exposes your thinking procedure.
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