Updated August 08, 2020 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Double Ended Art Marker Sets

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in November of 2018. A quality double-ended art marker set provides creatives with the versatility needed to finish myriad projects, from filling out coloring books and journaling to detailing portraits and sketches. Our comprehensive list offers selections that will make your piece pop, whether you’re a professional or a newbie, and we’ve made sure to include varying quantities at a range of prices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Copic Ciao Basic

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2. Prismacolor Premier

3. Staedtler Fiber-Tip

Editor's Notes

August 05, 2020:

Those who have even a passing familiarity with art and coloring supplies won't be surprised to see that the Prismacolor Premier and the Copic Ciao Basic still come out on top. They may not be cheap, but they're made to last — in fact, the Ciao markers are refillable. They also offer high-quality nibs, which isn't true of some budget-friendly sets. That doesn't mean budget sets aren't useful, especially for those who color and/or draw casually, perhaps working in an adult coloring book to unwind after a long day at work. But speaking of budget sets, we decided to remove the Colorona Perfect, because some of the color names on the markers do not accurately represent the actual color. While this doesn't mean they're totally unusable, they can still be frustrating, and it's not worth it to many.

As for alternatives to Prismacolor and Copic, we still think the Ohuhu Permanent and the Tooli-Art 36 are good choices, especially for beginners. The Ohuhu model is a pack of 120 markers, so you'll certainly be spoiled for choice. We've added the Staedtler Fiber-Tip as a useful option, as well. Like some thin art markers, they can run out of ink faster than their thicker brethren, so these aren't necessarily the choice for coloring in large areas. On the other hand, if you need to create fine details or lettering, they'll get the job done.

November 15, 2018:

Double ended art markers come with tips in a variety of shapes and sizes in order to perform a wide array of tasks, so we included a diverse array of sets to cater to every type of artist. Ensured that Prismacolor and Copic brands were frontrunners due to their unrivaled quality, and added the Kuretake Zig Memory System and Caliart Skin Tone for more specialized uses.

Special Honors

ShinHan Touch Twin Set of 60 Due to the cost, all but the most serious artists may want to skip the ShinHan Touch Twin Set of 60, but for those who have the budget and need the variety, this high-quality set is certainly worth it. There are two styles to select from, Chisel and Brush, and they feature an ergonomic barrel design that lets you comfortably create for hours. jerrysartarama.com

4. Caliart Skin Tone

5. Tooli-Art 36

6. Ohuhu Permanent

7. Kuretake Zig Memory System

8. Artify Twin-Tipped

9. Bianyo Classic Series

10. Tanmit Dual Pens


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 08, 2020 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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