*sigh* I am not used to dip pens at all.
I started playing with dip pens really early this morning. I've been using a Kabura pen (sorry, don't know the english name for it) and it seems like I can get more out of a crow quill than the standard flex tip everyone is telling me to use.
I'll admit that there isn't much line variation in a Kabura; but I think it is because if this trait that it is great for a beginner. I don't have to worry about the thickness of my lines and I can just focus on the technique. Besides, if I want to have the line thicker in some places I just go over it again.
If I remember Bakuman, the Kabura was what Mashiro's uncle used for gag-manga. Since there isn't much line variation it doesn't give enough depth to the drawing or something. I think the "real" manga artists used the Kabura for fine details and lines. This is great for me because I love detail. I have the bad habit of starting drawings with detail rather than with an outline and that's why a lot of my drawings are disproportionate.
Anyway, I guess this is me saying "I'm bored" 'cuz I normally don't spend much time with the dip pens. I bought them on a whim when there was a sale and I've been bring them out whenever I'm bored to play around with. Today was the first time I created anything worth keeping with the pens...but I tried really hard. It's now taped to the back of my door AKA the art-section of my wall art.
I really need to get a job...or a social life...or both.