Re: What kind of pen do you use?
I'm a complete novice, but I have a thing for old pens, so for now I'm sticking with the Speedball/Hunt world, mostly the 512 and 102. As everyone does, I'm sure, I keep a few more portable pens for sketching by surprise, or practice during lunch, for which I stick with microns and their brush pens.
Still learning control of the dip pens, but I'm trying not to let that push me into getting a technical pen too soon, though I do want one of those eventually.
"Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them." (Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, from Frank Herbert's Dune)