From 2009. I have mentioned this before, but I have mentioned most things before: every time I look at my artwork from recent years, I cringe at how blah it appears, because it is from the period I was using felt-tip pens. Felt-tip pens are convenient. They greatly speed up the drawing process, a big plus in my book, and they are very portable. One of the best things about my job is, I can do it anywhere. However, as many times as I’ve done it, traveling with India ink and accouterment is always problematic. Felt-tip pens eliminate that concern nicely. However, the resulting drawing just isn’t the same. Not for me, anyway. About a year or so ago, I went back to the old dip pen method, and I am much happier with the finished product, although I’m always trying to do better.