Updated December 15, 2020 by Misty Alder

The 10 Best Art Markers

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Whether you're a graphic design professional, a teacher of artists in training, or just pursuing a creative hobby, a set of art markers from our selection will have you fully equipped to produce ideally precise lines and perfectly subtle shading. Offered in a wide range of colors, tip sizes, and ink types, these assortments include options for working with almost any medium. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Copic Markers Basic

2. Caliart Twin

3. Prismacolor Premier

Editor's Notes

December 11, 2020:

We removed the TouchNew Skin Tone, the Tanmit Dual Tip Brush Pens, and the Crayola Edge due to availability concerns and replaced them with the Keebor Premium, the Ohuhu Double Tipped, and the Shuttle Art Alcohol Based. The Shuttle Art Alcohol Based markers are a good pick if you’re a beginner or if you’re planning on getting them for a child. They’re fairly inexpensive, so if you don't use them as much as you hoped or if they're treated roughy, it won’t be a huge waste.

Although we removed the TouchNew Skin Tone, we still have the Tombow Blendable for those who want a set that has a range of skin colors. The Copic Markers Basic remains in our top spot because Copic continues to produce some of the highest quality markers in terms of their longevity, blendability, and smoothness. However, if you’re looking for something less expensive, but still want professional quality, the Caliart Twin collection is the way to go.

November 27, 2018:

Added a selection of pens designed for various uses, from fine point to wide brush tips, with color-true acrylics and inks for all sorts of materials, plus a child-safe, washable option.

Special Honors

Blick Studio Markers The Blick Studio Markers are professional quality pens ideal for graphic design and illustration. They are dual-ended, with the broad end being able to produce three different line widths. You can purchase them in pre-made collections, or you can customize your own set. dickblick.com

4. Shuttle Art Alcohol Based

5. Artify Art Supplies

6. Ohuhu Double Tipped

7. Bianyo Classic Series

8. Tombow Blendable

9. Artistro Permanent Acrylic

10. Keebor Premium


Misty Alder
Last updated on December 15, 2020 by Misty Alder

Born and raised in the American Deep South, Misty's career in elder care took a sharp left turn when she was swept away to the land of Robin Hood by her very own Merry Man. She's a coffee-swilling master of stitch-witchery with a magical touch in the kitchen and a neverending stream of Disney gag reels playing in her head. A certified nursing assistant by trade and a toy aficionado by choice, some intense parenting ensured she was well versed in gardening, carpentry and electrical engineering by the time she entered grade school. Her culinary artistry, tool-wielding wizardry, and skill with needle and thread were honed over nearly four decades in the kitchens, workrooms, and outdoor spaces of family, friends, and clients. Voracious reading took care of the rest.


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