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Art Marker Pens: The Best Markers To Draw With

Updated on March 13, 2011

Prismacolor Art Markers Double Ended For Varied Uses

The Best Drawing Markers

The best markers are the ones that are reliable and give quality results, but like anything the best markers are quite expensive, but there are also cheaper alternatives.

The first markers are the high end and professional double ended markers from Prismacolor

I've heard a good amount of feedback and read reviews on what people think about these art markers and the results are very positive, with a combination of broad tip and fine tips these are very versatile markers for drawing with.

And the results when used give a clear color streak and produce professional results, although I have not used these myself yet. these would be the top choice based on others reviews of art markers.


Crayola Washable Art Markers

Washable art markers from Crayola.
Washable art markers from Crayola.

Washable Crayola Art Markers

 Crayola is my second choice for decent art markers and felt tips in their range, the colors look quite good once applied to paper, with clean usually streak free depending on the type of paper you use.

These markers are washable so if you buy them for your kids then they will wash out of clothes, I've found this a good option to buy art markers for kids or the artists who are likely to make a mess of their clothes whilst drawing.

Mr Sketch Art Markers Washable

Washable art markers from Mr Sketch a Sandford Company!
Washable art markers from Mr Sketch a Sandford Company!

Mr Sketch Art Markers My Favourite Marker To Draw With

Mr sketch markers are one of top best markers that I draw and colour with, the ease of use and colour strength that results after use is comparable to prismacolour marker pens in equal quality based on artists reviews of Prismacolor markers.

I've never bought a large marker box pack yet, as I prefer to order the smaller packs each and every time, with any good markers you want the colors to be bright and vibrant and with the washable kind they make it easy to clean up afterwards if you are a messy artist(like Me)

Dixon Ticonderoga Prang Watercolor Art Markers

Dixon Ticonderoga Prang Watercolor Markers

The Affordable Choice Of Art Markers: The Dixon Prang Watercolor Marker Range

These are easily affordable and easy to use, if you are on a budget then these markers are for you.

Although every artists toolbox should contain equal amounts of expensive and cheap materials and equipment

What Are Your Personal Favourite Art Markers?

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      Wayne Tully 4 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I need to get out and buy some markers for when we travel. They are so portable and I am glad to get this information about different markers than I have bought in the past. Thanks for sharing this information.

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes I like the Prismacolors as they are top professional markers and pencils too....cheers now!

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      Liu 5 years ago

      Prismacolor are the best markers you can find. they color clearly and smoothly. its the only art material i use. they are expensive but totally worth it.

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      Anna 6 years ago

      Letraset Trias and Promarkers are my favourites. I've never tried Prismas although I've seen awesome things done with them. I'd like to give them a go but it's hard to find Prismacolour products in Europe.

      I've always found Copics to be overrated and not really worth the price, although they do blend nicely. Hmm...

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Copics are good too, but I still prefer my prismacolours and Sharpies!!

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      Colia 7 years ago

      Copics are so much better than Prismacolor

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes Georgina...I do use Sharpies a lot, mainly the black ones, but I do buy a couple of the colour packs every month to fill in some drawings am testing them out to colour in guides on my comic book/graphic novel and thenwhen scanned in am going to see if I can separate the colours further.

      And yeah there should be a place where you can go and get them sharpies filled back up I've often seen them run out that quick I couldn't catch them!! lol


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      Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

      Are you a fan of Sharpies? I've begun using them quite a bit and they give great colour density, but they run out quickly.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I like any types of markers that colour artwork with bright brilliance and do not leave streaks.

      It's a shame that some don't have the option of getting refill cartridges or something as I just hate to waste the marker pen shells by throwing them away.

      Cheers for your comment Mike!!

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      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Art markers are now my preferred method of utilizing color in my artwork, and I have used them for a number of years. I definitely prefer Prismacolor markers to the old Design Markers. Staedtler Mars and Tombo both made a "brush marker" that I liked; an art marker with a soft, pliable tip. Staedtler's brush marker was better than the Tombo marker, but Tombo had some nice colors and I used them both.

      I like Crayola's markers, their colors are quite nice and I have added them to the markers I use.

      Nice hub post, by the way.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom


      I have been using biros a lot in some of my sketch designs as you can shade and add tone with them too, in fact I have a hub page in the works about drawing with cheap black biro pens.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I have used a combination of all of these types of markers. Great review with concise info on each type of marker.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers there!

      There are allsorts of marker pens out there and on reflection I forgot to add magic markers to my list. I use any I can get my hands on!

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      I'll share this information with my grandkids who use markers quite a bit for school,especially the prismacolor. I never heard of these before.

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