I like experimenting with different drawing techniques and materials for inspiration. Making a reed pen is fun, here’s a quick and simple way.
All you need is:
1. a few pieces of reed, some kinds of reed or bamboo work better than others, experiment.
2. a hobby knife
3. black ink
That’s all. There are more advanced ways to make a reed pen, but this works. It does help to soak the reed in water for a while before cutting.
I like the variation in line width you can achieve. Here’s a drawing I made with a reed pen: