The technical and drawing pen category is a broad one that encompasses technical pens, brush pens, illustration pens, ballpoint pens, and more. Designed for technical drawings, drafting, illustrating, and graphic design, technical pens have hard tips that create crisp, uniform lines, no matter how much pressure you exert on the tip. Architects, drafters, and engineers often prefer these pens for making precise lines, but artists like them, too, for building up areas in their drawings.
Brush pens have individual fibers that carry the ink out to the tip. Many artists say drawing with a brush pen is much like painting with a brush, as they create strokes of different widths — thin, thick, and medium — simply by applying differing amounts of pressure on the tip. Brush pens can be used for fine details as well as heavy applications of ink.
Ballpoint pens and rollerball pens are great for sketching, making uniform lines, and for general writing. Shop marking pens for coloring, writing, and labeling on a variety of surfaces. Nevada Fine Arts has hundreds of technical and drawing pens for every purpose and every type of artist.