UPDATED (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 27, 2020 5:55 PM)
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Once limited to dip pens and, by the 1960s, to beautiful but finicky refillable pens like the Rapidograph or cartridge pens like the Staedtler Mars, artists, architects, and illustrators can now choose from a wide range of disposable drawing pens. Although these days most drafting is done on computers, drawing pens are more popular than ever for sketching, cartooning, and even taking class notes.
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Disposable drawing pens come in a variety of nib sizes, from an ultrafine .03mm to a bold 1.5mm—usually indicated by a number on the top of the cap or the side of the pen—and shapes, including needle-point (on technical drawing pens), bullet, chisel, and brush. Depending on the nib, drawing pens can deliver a perfectly uniform line or approximate the characterful effects produced by dip pens and calligraphers’ brushes. Our picks below will help you find the right set of disposable black drawing pens for your needs.