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If you’re a writer or an illustrator, then you know that pets are an integral part of your craft. You need them to write and draw with, right? There are different pens for different purposes – ballpoint, gel ink, rollerball – but which ones should you be using? We’ll talk about the four best pens for writers and illustrators so that you can get the most out of your pen collection.

The Pilot Precise V-Line

This is a very thin and precise pen. It’s used for writing or drawing thin lines, but it doesn’t bleed through the page, making it great to use in notebooks with paper that isn’t thick enough to handle bleeding pens. The gel ink dries quickly, which makes this a good option if you’re using it to write something that you’ll be photocopying.

This pen is very sturdy and well-made, so it should last for a long time. It also comes with an ink cartridge inside the pen’s barrel, making replacing old cartridges easy. This pen writes smoothly even though its tip is so thin – definitely one of our favorites.

The Zebra Sarasa

The Zebra Sarasa is a gel ink pen that comes with its own rubber grip. If you’ve ever experienced hand cramps or pain after writing for long periods of time, this may be the best option for you because it will help to reduce those symptoms by giving your fingers something more comfortable and ergonomic to hold on to.

This pen is great for writing long passages because the ink doesn’t smudge at all, even if you leave it sitting open overnight. It’s also a very sturdy and well-made pen that should last you quite some time. If you find yourself experiencing hand cramps or pain after writing, then this may be the pen for you.

Kuretake Zig Cartoonist Drawing Pens

These pens are a great option if you want to do some quick sketches or work on illustrations. Each pen has multiple tips, so when one tip starts to run out of ink, there’s another that can take its place. This also means that two different drawing styles will be available from just one pen.

These pens come in a pack of 12, and they’re great for writing, drawing, or illustrating because the ink doesn’t smudge even when you work on multiple pieces back to back. They write very smoothly, and their colors are vibrant so that your illustrations will be clear and colorful no matter what style you choose with these pens.