Here is another in-progress shot of one of my small drawings. The piece is 4×5 inches, graphite and ink on paper. I’ve been focusing on small work lately, and have really enjoyed creating these little gems.
I draw the deepest shadows with ink, and use graphite for the rest of the drawing. In the background you can see my favorite mechanical pencil and a fine-point pigment ink pen. The pen has a tiny .2mm tip. The pencil contains .5mm lead. For drawing extremely fine details, I will carefully sharpen this lead even finer with an x-acto knife.