pen and ink techniques

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Do I need to varnish pen and ink drawings and if so, how? 
Reader Question: Do I need to varnish my pen and ink drawings? What should I use to do this? I want to protect them but I don't know how. Thanks. …

What kind of paper or board to use for a show? 
Reader Question: I am very interested in pen and ink drawing these days, and hope to produce enough drawings to show at my local coffee shop. However, …

Mixing and blending colors with pens 
I am wondering how to mix colours with a pen, the way you can shade together colours with colored pencils or crayons. How would you blend the colours …

Best art markers with fine tips and regular tips 
Reader Question: I am looking for a variety of colors of markers that are probably two different sets: fine tips for small detail where colored pencil …

How do you dilute ink? Are you suppose to dilute ink? 
How do you dilute ink? Are you supposed to dilute it, and why? If you're working in pen and ink, whether or not you dilute the ink depends upon: …

What do you use to fill in large black areas with ink? 
What do you use to fill in large black areas? I use Pigma pens. Right now I use black Sharpies for the big areas. I feel there must be a better way. …