It’s an unlikely medium, but I’ll admit to drawing with ball point pens and enjoying it more than the fancy archival inks.
Last summer when I was traveling solo in Japan, I drew these three pieces. Pulling out a ball point pen and a scrap of paper on the train put me in the doodling mind-set. I wasn’t worried about the product so much as just experiencing the process. Something akin to passing the time in a boring lecture.
Yes there are weird blotches here and there, but there is also a sketchy quality that more permanent inks can’t achieve. And I always have random pens in my bag so there’s no excuse not to draw… always.