Best Ink Roller Pens: Top Picks
Gel Ink Roller Pens
Ink Roller Pens
Ink roller pens are great for inking drawings and there are some very inexpensive ones you can buy for sketching too I particularly like the gel ink pens with fine nibs to draw and ink with a fine line using various cross hatching techniques, although I mainly use the cheaper ones for alot of line work on pencil drawings I occasionally splash out on some quality ink pens to fill in the pencil line work on most drawings I do, rarely do I leave them in pencil.
Ink pens are great for drawing, so lets have a look at a few different types of ink roller pens.
Ink Pen That I Use
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Bic Roller Ball Ink Pens
I'm a great fan of the bic biros for some quick sketching and so these roller ball pens are something similar, although they do have a better grip and the ink seems to flow slightly better than their Bic biro counterparts, as with other useful drawing pens I like to buy these in packs to save the cost of buying them individually.
You can buy these in red and blue too, but black is the preferred choice for me anyway.
Bic Roller Ball Black Ink Pens
Vball Roller Ball Ink Pen
A classic pen that I remember having as a kid and I remember the ultra fine point which made for some great cross hatching and drawing lines, although I had the blue and black ink pens they both were ideal for drawing and sketching, as I remember one of my teachers saying "how the hell can you draw with a pen like that?"
But you can draw with these pens, whether you are quick sketching something that you are observing or something you've thought of, these fine point ink roller pens are some of the best for fine line work and they only clog when they run out of ink, I also remember keeping the empty vball pens as they were excellent for dipping into indian drawing ink and drawing much like a dip pen....ahhh the days of recycling because I had no money...nothings changed there then!
Pilot Vball Liquid Ink Roller Ball Pen
Hybrid Gel Roller Pen
This one is a tough and versatile ink pen and the ink doesn't seem to clog and I've used a couple of them for a few months now, because sometimes you get gel ink pens that are never ever supposed to clog with ink, but some do which makes a mockery of the word gel which implies free flowing ink, so only time will tell when I continue to buy any more of these, but for now they are quite good and the black ink dries quick which you need if you are sketching with them real fast, although with most gel pens, certain surfaces might take a little longer to dry, such examples could be cheaply produced paper that has a sheen to the surface, then they will need to dry, if they do at all.