Updated February 15, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

The 9 Best Art Pens

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you're a professional calligrapher, comic book illustrator, or simply a doodling enthusiast, the art pens on this list will have you well on your way to assembling an impressive portfolio. We've included colorful collections and grayscale options in addition to both oil- and water-based sets. You'll also find double-sided, metallic, and glitter-filled markers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best art pen on Amazon.

9. Dainayw Grayscale

8. Sunshilor Metallic

7. Castle Art Supplies Oil Based

6. Cedar Markers Calligraphy

5. Ubples Acrylic

4. Aen Art Glitter

3. Tombow Fudenosuke

2. Art House Multi-Surface

1. Tombow Dual Brush

Editor's Notes

February 14, 2019:

We've chosen sets that reflect the diverse needs of artists, which is why this list features medium-tipped pens for beginners and crafters, as well as fine-tipped markers that are made specifically for calligraphers and lettering experts. Another important factor in our selection process was the size of each set. There are collections here that reflect the full spectrum of colors and basic starter kits, too, that contain only foundational colors, such as the Tombow Fudenosuke.


Taber Koeghan
Last updated on February 15, 2019 by Taber Koeghan

Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.


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