What do I draw with? As an artist and an illustrator, the materials I use for my art are really important. I prefer to use markers for sketches and I'm going to explain why. Markers allow you to blend the colours. This way with 5-6 basic colours I can get 12 tones and more. For total beginner: markers are not felt-tip pens! Use can't get a soft gradient with felt-tip pens. But professional alcohol markers blend really well on the paper which helps you to get needed effects. At the moment SKETCHMARKERS are the best for me. They are perfect for sketching, illustration, comics drawing, design, graffiti, and others. And one more advantage is the price. Professional markers are quite expensive: the price can be up to 500-600 rubles per marker! And the SKETCHMARKER's price is much more attractive.