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Recommendation on felt tip pens

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Jordan, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    Hello, I am sure this has been asked before, but couldn't find anything on forum.
    I want to buy some pretty good quality felt tip pens. I will be using them for fun and practice, so nothing too expensive.
    Thanks
     
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  2. wac

    wac Senior Member

  3. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    They seem pretty cheap, the pantone pen sets I have seen are expensive.
     
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Cannit whack Crayola! :)
     
  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    berol....

    mind you it sounds more like you're after some marker pens, are you going to be using the proper marker paper as alcohol based markers don't work well on normal paper
     
  6. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    I have some Crayola ones already they are getting tired now! Levi I will only be using them on standard paper in a sketch books etc so something that would suit that really.
     
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    letraset aqua marker or anything similar really then in my opinion. Just make sure it's water based rather than alcohol based, the alcohol ones are just soaked up so quickly on normal paper. In my opinion the waterbased ones work better and last longer on normal paper although you will never get the same sort of smooth gradients you can get on marker paper.
     
  8. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    Thanks Levi :)
     
  9. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    For black linework I rather like Faber-Castell's Pitt pens. Usually around the £5 to £8 mark for a pack of four. Tend to use pen & ink more these days though.
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  10. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I've used fine liners like those but personally I prefer my rotring art pens for my black ink work as I can just swap out the ink when it runs out... unless I'm on marker paper then it's rotring isographs.
    http://www.rotring.com/en/21-art-pens (not the calligraphy ones obviously lol)
     
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  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Mmmm tempting... the real old fashioned dippy pens suit me, though they can be occasionally messy.
     
  12. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    they're really nicely balanced in my opinion, much better than most 'normal' pens as they're longer. In some ways its closer to working with a brush/quill but without the mess lol
     
  13. Jordan

    Jordan Active Member

    I used to have a Rotring pencil, but I lost it at UNI! it was brilliant.
    Though I would add this here whilst we're talking about paper and pens etc. Do have any recommendations on sketch books? the ones I use currently always fall to bits, suppose you get what you pay for.
     
  14. martyvibe

    martyvibe Junior Member

  15. balders

    balders Member

    I got my kids some of the lyra ferby colouring pencils. They are amazing, a bit of expensive but they should easily last a few years as apposed to a few weeks for the cheaper ones. They have a really strong colour pigment.
     

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