I did my first Marker Review in July of 2010. Wow! Over two years ago. People are very curious about the markers I use. Here’s the current run down.
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen: many different colors, permanent, different nibs. I always buy the B (brush) nib.
- Bic Mark-It Ultra-fine point: inexpensive, good variety of colors, permanent.
- Sharpie Ultra-fine point: inexpensive, good color variety, permanent.
- Sharpie Poster Paints: I only use the water soluble. Different sizes. Limited color selection
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen: Black comes in XS, S, F, M ,B nibs, permanent.
- ProMarker & Copic multi-liner .05 grey: I’ll use the grey for outlining graphite sketches.
- Sakura Pigma Micron: many colors, many nibs, permanent.
- Gelly Rolls: Lots of color, permanent….long dry time.
- Sharpie Fine Point: inexpensive, broad nib
- Marvy LePlume: variety of colors, each end is a pen (brush or fine point) water soluble.
- Bic Mark-Its Fine Point: inexpensive, broad nib
#1- love these….but sometimes they don’t apply as evenly as my ultra-fine sharpies. It’s always a trade-off
My top 3 marker types. The funny thing is ya gotta use all of them….cuz if I’m doing a gradient green series, each green from each label will vary a bit in color. The variety comes in handy.
99.9% of my outlining is done with these. The Faber-Castell blacks many nibs. I use the XS most.
These are absolutely perfect for color application on top of the markers. I use my white one the most.
These three are much neglected and ignored. I rarely grab any of these. I don’t like the thicker nib and the LePlume’s are water soluble….they run.
Make sure you grab the “ultra-fine”. Can’t beat the price. Places like Staples will sell these individually.
I rarely use these gelly rolls. They take awhile to dry and when I’m working on the go, I can’t let them air dry as long as I’d like. I also have a tendency to rub my writing hand into the already applied ink. Not pretty.
If…I’m needing skin-tone I really like these. Less expensive than the Copic series and they apply very even.
Well, I hope this helps and it’s not too confusing, You’ve got to experiment and see what works for you and your project. We are such creatures of habit. But it’s so nice to learn about and get new stuff. Happy doodling !