For those of us who happen to enjoy the art of well, ART and writing, I find that there is nothing like a fountain pen to do the job. They come with various nibs, colored ink and they can be smoother than most. I happen to like the brand Retro 52. I own three which use cartridges. Black, red and green are the colors I use for most of my writings and art. Someone posted that also love using the fountain pen to do all their writing. I agree with them. AND (believe it or not) I have in my stash of writing utensils, porcupine quills. That and bottled ink are fun to practice and play with as well!