Basic techniques with Pitt Artist Pens

Ink drawings have a very long artistic tradition in many countries. The expressiveness and covering power of ink, along with its permanence and ability to be combined with many other painting techniques, have ensured that this medium has consistently sparked the interest of artists and graphic designers. Faber-Castell has now brought together all of the advantages of drawing in Indian ink in a modern and uncomplicated disposable pen – the Pitt Artist Pen. The high-quality brush point will continue to function even when bent, and will not break under these conditions. The light colours are transparent, and thus well suited to varnishing techniques, while the dark colours have good covering qualities. Pitt Artist Pens have unsurpassed light-fastness, and the individual colours are marked with an asterisk-based code.

The lighter the colour of the Pitt Artist Pen india ink pen, the more transparent it is. The darker the colour, the more covering it naturally is. This pen also offers interesting possibilities for mixed techniques, e.g. with Albrecht Dürer artist’s watercolour pencils.


Colour depth, rich colours and different light intensities can be created by repeated laydowns of the same colour.


The waterbased ink with watercolour characteristics allows it to create brilliant colour mixtures and bright colour shades by interfering areas with each other.


The India ink of the Pitt Artist Pen develops a dynamic flowability in wet areas. Once dry, the colour is waterproof, permanent and can be painted over.


The dry Pitt Artist Pen can be worked over with a water-soluble Albrecht Dürer pencil or watercolour without dissolving again. The luminance and colour depth remains intensive and stable.

Nib varieties

The Pitt Artist Pen is available in various line widths. This way the artist may select from a range of fine nibs to brush tip, depending on the type of nib that is needed for creating the artwork. By varying the angles of holding the brush tip, one can create manifold line widths and areas.