The 10 Best Art Markers
This wiki has been updated 8 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.
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