Drawing with permanent ink, especially black ink seems so scary for many people, cause it seems so , well you know....permanent! The fear is that it might smudge, flow too heavy, take a wrong turn when applied etc. And those are all the reasons, I like "drawing with black ink" and adding ink to my Mixed Media collages. I find the process of "playing" with ink liberating. There are many ways to apply ink, sometimes I go for broke, and just pour the ink or black paint right on the paper holding the bottle up high and letting the ink land on the paper. Oh yes sometimes "accidents" happen, and that is what usually makes my pieces special.