Every painting starts with a pure white sheet of the smoothest paper, Fabriano's Classic Satinata.
Using pigment inks and very fine nibs the line is able to dance across the surface. The pen finds its own fidgetty way over the paper, no pencils or erasers for me.
Part of my studio, where the colour happens. Schmincke paints are my absolute favorite, here's where I colour the black ink drawings sketched on location.
Those drawers are full of work and prints.