Reddit reviews: The best drawing markers

We found 135 Reddit comments discussing the best drawing markers. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 99 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Drawing Markers:

u/the_lovely_boners · 13 pointsr/weddingplanning

Thank you!

Before I bought this dress, I had SO MANY different ideas of what I wanted to do. I knew I would be buying a white dress (or ivory or champagne or whatever) so I researched tons of ways to dye/color different materials and painting/dying fabric techniques. Also saved lots of pictures of designer & couture dresses for inspiration (fell in love with lots of $10k+ dresses! ha!).

Once I had this dress, I did a lot of experimenting with a spare piece of tulle flower fabric to make sure I got it right, but I wasn't able to find the perfect color gradient in any one ink or pen, so I had to do a combination.

Here are the materials I used for the dye/coloring:

  • BIC Intensity Permanent Markers
  • Generic Fabric Markers
  • Faber-Castell India Ink Pitt Artist Pens (my local art supply store carries these so I was able to buy single pens in just the right color)

    I didn't discover the india ink pens until I was 2/3 done, and I wish I had thought of them earlier. The ink was MUCH more saturated, but didn't absorb into the tulle as easily as I thought it would.

    The BIC pens were my #1 favorite, aside from they run out of ink quickly. They absorbed into the tulle really well, and the colors were just spot-on perfect. You can order individual pens from their website ($1 each), so I ended up ordering about 20-30 pens of each color from the coral pink up (they didn't have a darker coral/salmon/red that I liked).

    When I started, I vastly underestimated the amount of time and ink it would take to complete. I ended up having to place orders with BIC 3 times! It took about a total of 4 weeks to finish. Here is a picture of the panel before it was removed for coloring, you can kinda see that it is actually one long, continuous ribbon of tulle. But what you can't see is that the ribbon is actually about 3" wide and sewn up the middle, so the whole ribbon is actually two pieces of material right next to each other (gives it a nice fluffy look). That made it a pain in the ass to color properly... I pretty much had to do each area twice to make sure the color was the same on both sides, all the way to the seam in the middle.

    Overall, it has been a big project of love, and I would do it again 1000%. Not only does the dress now feel like "me" color and design wise, but all the work I put into it makes it feel even more special.

    I absolutely recommend working on a dress to make it your own! Just try to be flexible in your creativity since one technique might work for one dress but not another. Good luck and let me know when you find or make your perfect non-white dress!
u/magicalmissfitz · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Haven’t done a spread in awhile but was inspired by my HS English teacher posting hers and so dug my planner and sticker books out of boxes and sat down to plan out my “thanksgiving” week (family back home and I are doing it the weekend prior since it’s easier to get off work)
happy planner

Was pretty satisfied with it. I’d love to work on my penmanship and lettering ❤️

I’ve started doing the chalkboards at work since nobody else at my store is really into it and it’s been fun so far! I even surprised everyone with personalized nametags for our holiday launch~
cup of cheer


team holiday nametags

my holiday nametag

I use these markers for all my chalk work!

Will update with lettering practice!

EDIT lettering update:
practice will make perfect right? 🙈

u/deQuervain78 · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

Thank you so much for hosting this contest! There are WAY too many classic Office quotes but most of my favorite ones are from my favorite character, Dwight! I actually have a "Shrute Farms" sweatshirt that was given to me as an Amazon gift and it's the ABSOLUTE best. A quote I always remember is the acronym he made of his name: "Determined, Worker, Intense, Good worker, Hard worker, Terrific." It's inspirational but also...classic Dwight.

If chosen, I'd really love these pens. I often create and send postcards/greetings cards to friends, which is what I could really use them for :)

u/trimi75 · 1 pointr/Coloring

Thank you so much for all of this information! It helps a great deal.

I do work in pencil for detailed things, but sometimes I want a break so I do something easier & faster in markers. I especially like mandalas, so a fine point is a must! I like Sharpies and Bic Mark-Its extra fine points but they are so limited in colors. I've tried just about every kind. Of marker, but the nice high ends like Copic are too pricey for just coloring.

218 colors is amazing!

I did find this set on Amazon that looks good. I'd love a brush/fine tip combo.

So many options!

(I do the marker/pencil combo, too!)

u/heyredridinghood · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

On my main list I have The Journey art book because it was one of the most beautiful games I have ever played and I love art books.

From my videogame list I have a Wiimote plus because my add on plus thinger makes Link run in circles. XD

These shoes from my Little Black Dress list because I like to be pretty XD

On my Zelda list I have this soundtrack because music is fun.

Puppy toy from my puppy list because she destroys her soft toys and these dragons are the only things that hold up for a while.

I dont have a highest on my Funko List because I can't choose.

This Pikachu is my highest on my 5 dollars and less because I have wanted this card since childhood.

On my DVD list I have Kiki's Delivery Service and From Up On Poppy Hill because I love Studio Ghibli.

On my cosplay list I have this sweater for a cosplay that I'm doing in April.

On my Big Dreams list I have the Zelda 3DS bundle and the PS4 because drools...I enjoy video games. Haha.

On my art list I have these markers because markers are my one of my favorite mediums.

....I have a lot of lists TT_TT

u/termhn · 1 pointr/ArtistLounge

This. Just getting new supplies is often just as motivating as a tablet I think. A nice new pad of paper, a few nice new pens, maybe even a brush or g-pen and ink if you're feeling adventurous (definitely exciting, but possibly messy).

The Copic marker pad is some nice paper. Paper's a lot about personal preference though, whatever you get go to your local art store the next time and have her help choose one with you https://www.amazon.com/Copic-Markers-Alcohol-Marker-Sheets/dp/B000Q7G7S6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481785351&sr=8-1&keywords=copic+marker+sketch+book

For a brush, I'd recommend one of these for sure: https://www.amazon.com/Winsor-Newton-Kolinsky-Sable-Watercolor/dp/B000YQG9ZK

For ink, this one is great but messy container: https://www.amazon.com/Speedball-2-Ounce-India-Super-Black/dp/B0007ZJ8TM/ref=pd_sim_201_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DQKJEH36V4PAJVXBXQAC

A G-nib: https://www.amazon.com/Zebra-Comic-Model-Chrome-PG-6B-C-K/dp/B006CQW428/ref=pd_sim_201_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MKPZYS4GTKG4MPMV5BKF
plus nib holder: https://www.amazon.com/Tachikawa-Comic-Holder-Model-T-40/dp/B000UF2774/ref=pd_sim_229_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JQ1R1E1GERQQ20KEYEVF is more traditional japanese style than a brush but I personally don't like it as much

And a few Copic markers would also be awesome, they're expensive but refillable and the best on the market IMO. A Skin tone set: https://www.amazon.com/Copic-Markers-6-Piece-Sketch-Tones/dp/B004XR92EG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481785568&sr=8-2&keywords=copic+markers

Plus maybe a floral set: https://www.amazon.com/Copic-Marker-Sketch-Floral-Favorites/dp/B005NB4IZ4/ref=pd_sim_201_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JG9YQ4AVBM15NPXW4XRW would provide a very good base as far as markers go

u/Locke217 · 4 pointsr/Re_Zero

I used Touchnew markers.
Numbers; 64,76,182,CG8,83,143,84,132,145,75, white deleter for the eyes, I overlapped # 76 on 182. # 64 is used to shade for the blue. # 145 is for the shade for the white on the dress. CG8 is for the dress and shoes. #84 is the ribbon. # 83 is for the shade for the dress. For the black I used whatever but make the lines thick haha rem is thick lulz. I used a color pencil for the blush. For the skin I used #132. TBH I would go fairer. Like #26 or #131. I used a micron pen for some of the black I have a black Copic marker so I used that to fill in some stuff I would not use the Copic cuz the brush is hard to control for me now. I would recommend drawing her before you even start to color her. Here is the sauce for the markers I used. And the rest of the art supplies I used. I would not suggest the paper I used.

168 Set Color TOUCHNEW Graphic Drawing Painting Alcohol Art Dual Tip Sketch Pen Twin Marker Design Coloring Highlighting Set with Carry Bag +A4 Drawing Book + Parblo Glove https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS46KVT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zW2DCbMSACQY0
And the deleter
Deleter Manga Ink - White 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UF3IUE?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

The Copic marker I mentioned:
Copic Marker Copic Sketch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QWZUE2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

The skin colors I used most of them I believe: come with the 168 set haven't checked
24 Colors Skin Tone Pens TOUCHNEW... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B8LS519?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

The pencils I used:
Zebra DelGuard 0.5mm Lead... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NN3Z4EI?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Prismacolor Col-Erase Erasable... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000093L6M?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

The micron markers I mentioned:
3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0798HYDYL?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

And lastly for the color pencils:
Castle Art Supplies 72 Colored... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZNF7GS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

I used #34 of ^ the color pencils I used my finger to rub it in and make it look like a blush.

Paper I used:
Bellofy 100-Sheet Sketchpad... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FB6G81C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Yeah sorry for the overkill response and wall of text. Have fun drawing her.

P.S please respond if you read it I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day :3

u/My_Name_Is_Steven · 4 pointsr/ArtistLounge

This might not be very helpful, but I'm gonna post anyway. I'm no expert with watercolor, but I've been creating art my whole life and love playing with new toys. It seems to be difficult to find any meaningful reviews about the markers you posted except for the ones on Amazon itself which makes me think that either these markers are so new that very few people have actually tried them and written a review, OR no one buys them.

With that said, I did see a lot of reviews and youtube videos regarding Arteza and Zig so maybe they'll a little better? The Arteza markers are also priced better on Amazon, so that could be something to think about.

Regardless of which set you end up buying, take comfort in knowing that it won't really matter which set you get your girlfriend, she'll probably just love the fact that you support her creativity!


u/keepfighting · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I made a lot of people smile this week and I made a NEW friend :D

Super Happy dance :D

This item is 5.06 USD and free shipping. and would be super helpful. Thanks for the cute happy contest!

u/joyproject · 2 pointsr/ArtistLounge

Prismacolor and copic are what I use. I get different shades from both brands so I can't recommend one over the other. I started with a few prisma color grays and then got a pack of 24 colors. From there is was like an addiction picking up single markers every time I went to the store. Give me about 20 min and I'll update this post with some good starter packs. :)


For gray's I would start with Copic Neutral Gray - 6 set. If you have a Hobby Lobby near you they have a 40% off coupon and you can get that pack for $25. Check their site offten because they have that coupon a lot. Or you could get The prismacolor neutral gray

For just skin tones you could get Copic Skin set1 but I only use 3 of the markers from that set for skin. I use Copic E00 E11 YR61 R20 and Prismacolor Light Peach for skin. You could easily get away with just E00 and prismacolor light peach. Thats all I used for the skin in this picture.

If you're looking for a full color set this is what I have.

If you don't want to make a big investment I'd say grab a prismacolor cool gray 30%, Prismacolor warm gray 30%, a Prismacolor Light Peach, and a copic E00 skin white. Those 4 markers are a great starter set imo.

You may also want to grab a colorless blender, they come in handy for smoothing.

A few things about Prismacolor vs copic. You can buy refills for copic but in my experience copic dries out faster than prismacolor. You can also buy replacement tips for copic markers.

You can refill BOTH markers with a little rubbing alcohol when they start to dry out, but over time this can ruin the tips.

Sorry if this is TMI.

TL;DR I really like markers.

u/Beart8o · 2 pointsr/ArtCrit

Glad to be of help!

I appreciate the embracing of mistakes and not laying everything out beforehand. I would encourage finding something similar but that is capable of creating blacker blacks than a ballpoint. Something like more traditional pen and india ink or some nice art markers, I have this set of Copic markers that I really like.


u/kleinePfoten · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Artsy for life!

I've been avoiding Copic markers for years and years because they're so expensive and I've always thought, "whatever, they're just markers." I've always loved charcoal and paint but as I've developed my style, realized they were never quite what I was looking for. So I said fuck it and tried some markers, and I'm hooked lmao. It's like painting, but with less mess! They're vibrant! Blendable! Easy to fill in and detail! No cleanup! Simplicity! It's everything I ever wanted in a hand held art tool!

This little set here would help me with my current illustration.

u/sasquatchinheat · 1 pointr/doodles

Hey dude. There is a lot of promise in here. I think it would be worth getting it yourself some better art supplies!

You might really enjoy markers. There are smaller sets of this line, but they are a decent quality Chinese cheap brand.


And some affordable paper to go with


Also get yourself some good pens. I like microns.

Anyways you commented on my post so I thought I would chime in on some of your work. Keep drawing my dude

u/ZombieButch · 3 pointsr/learnart

If you want to blend markers smoothly, you need a colorless blender. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube with tips on how to use them, but the big one is, clean it by scrubbing it on a clean piece of paper or board every time you use it. That doesn't mean use it for a couple of hours and then clean it. It means after each and every use, just as if it were a brush you were using to paint with. As long as you're blending, say, a particular red, you can keep using it. But if you want to switch to blue, you have to clean it or you'll end up getting a bunch of red mixed into the blue.

u/Moocowz · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I'm not sure... I've only ever used 005 since every other pen seemed too thick, but those were smaller 1/144 kits. In general smaller is better, but honestly I'm not sure for 1/100 MG kits. I did find this though:


It has a 005 as well as some other sizes so you're sure to get one that works for what you're doing. I've used this brand on painted HGUC models in the past.

u/WindupBot · 2 pointsr/Gifts

Cousin: These markers are fairly awesome: http://amzn.com/B007L4BKOI

Sister: A nice quality stethoscope in her fav color: http://amzn.com/B00PCQXBY4

u/dmcindc · 1 pointr/AdultColoring

I bought this 168 set on amazon. I did receive 168 markers, but one was a duplicate and one color was missing. I contacted the seller and they said they are sending me the missing one. So far these markers are working great.

I also picked up these gel pens from Costco for $14.97. That's an amazing price.

I recently just ordered some ultra fine Sharpies and Bics, for use in more detailed coloring books, but haven't received them yet.

u/pkp_674 · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

Those work really well. These are great too

Note that the Pigma Microns can take a minute to dry, so you have to look out for smudging and I'd recommend seal-coating the model afterwards.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/crochet

I use these, and I have yet to ever have them fall out on me... I lost maybe 2-3 of them due to my own carelessness. Paperclips and bobbypins seem like a good idea but honestly sometimes when I work on tiny pieces like arms and legs for toys... I dont want those under my hands getting in the way. It's only $5.

Edit: Crochet stich marks also have to be split into a C shape... the other circle ones are meant for knitting and you wont be able to use them for crochet.

u/thatdrunkgirl · 1 pointr/FashionDesign

Everyone says "better markers" but they don't really help. You can get great markers and still do that. Try a blender marker!

u/Oleaster · 2 pointsr/Lettering

Looks really nice especially for only two weeks, but if you like the micron brush pen you should try out the prismacolor one. I haven't used the micron in a while, but I remember really disliking how "squeaky" it felt. The prismacolor lays ink really nicely while still being a simple, disposable non-bristle brush pen.

u/petzl20 · 1 pointr/videos

If you're looking for the products he used, don't! It's all extremely expensive, apparently professional-grade stuff.

Why are you still reading? Go away!

Okay, you wore me down. Here they are:

Copic Marker SB12 12-Piece Sketch Basic Set $52.00. There are many, different other sets, but this is a representative selection. Other sets are greater sizes, specific color ranges (eg skin tones).

Copic Multiliner SP Waterproof Pigment Ink Pens Set B, Pack of 4, Black Ink (MLSP4B) $32.00. Again, other different selections exist with different nib selections.

Copic Sketch Marker - 1PK/Colorless Blender $9.00.

u/TheRemixedLife · 1 pointr/funny

Well I did look her in the eye. just probibily not how you might have imagined it. I was brought up to always look people in the eye when you talk to them. I guess the only option I can provide as proof is a sample of my handwriting and the pen I used. Amazon link to the pens I had. used the .005mm, my favorite.

u/tiger_pony · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

I'm liking these for the price. Finer tip version here.

u/G0ATLY · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello and hope Amazon get everything straight! Silly Amazon pay Jerron right meow.

Water proof, no smear art pen!

u/AdrianBlack · 2 pointsr/VetTech

The Zig photo signature or Prismacolor Premier both are meant for glossy photo paper and therefore work great on lab labels and tube paper! Especially if you blow on it for a couple of seconds. I've had more stolen from me in over 20 years than I can count though, keep it in your pocketsessss!

u/TheGreat_Deku_Tree · 1 pointr/trees

I used a brush pen to write it, here is the original sketch. The pen I used is called the Prismacolor Premier Brush Tip Marker.

u/see_fox · 1 pointr/blackbookgraffiti

it's such a pain to get that saturation with colored pencils. there is a prismacolor blending marker, although i've never used it. i'd imagine it helps with blending similar shades together but not making a gradient with one color.

u/GreatCombustion · 10 pointsr/SketchDaily

I am also a fineliner/marker user! Disclaimer: I don't think I'm going to answer your question, but provide my experience.

I upgraded from microns to copic multiliners recently because my markers were frequently smudging my linework and I found the ink flow to vary from pen to pen and session to session.

Also, started out using some cheap Faber Castell markers and upgraded to Copics, and the difference is night and day (second disclaimer: these are both from over a year ago). See how the marker ink on the copics more evenly bleeds through the paper, instead of the clumps in the first picture?

I guess this is my longwinded way of saying, some tools are crazy expensive for a reason. You don't have to go insane and buy the huge sets outright. Just a pen here and there. I started out with a copic greyscale set which comes with one of their fancy pens just to try it out and I haven't looked back.

Sorry if this wasn't the answer you were looking for ¯\_(ツ)_/¯