Did I tell you how wonderful Faber-Castell's Pitt Pens are? They are first off : 1) India ink. So, on tissue...you get nice, thick blacks. They have 2) a brush pen...which gives me thicks and thins...all in one pen...without the bother of ink (hello stained hands, hello--wet pocketbook and backpack), and lots of line flexibility. They have great Black...but some cool colors too. Not a wide range, but you can pick a pretty "off" palette and be fairly happy with the selection. Give em a try. Utrecht, Dick Blick have them...by the singleton...not just the sets.