I bought a small pocket Moleskine sketchbook so I can practice with ballpoint pens without having to spend 5 or 6 hours on a portrait. This is my first portrait in the book. I also bought a set of Kum ballpoints – there is a great yellow, much less fluorescent than most ballpoint yellows, but the pens are a bit dribbley. I was also struggling to get light marks with them but I’m reasonably happy with what I produced in less than 2 hours.