Brush Markers

Whether you’re creating a brushwork illustration, learning calligraphy, or your child is excited to get into their new colouring book, brush markers are a winning choice for versatility. Cover large areas of a page and intricately finish fine-line details, all with the same pen.

Create colourful event invitations and artwork with marker sets. Or, a fineliner pen suits the creative who switches between sketching and writing throughout the workday. We know that Copic is the go-to marker for architects, graphic designers, fashion designers and creative professionals. And that’s why we stock their full range in-store and online.

A beginner guide to brush tip markers

Before taking the pen to your final design, test your skills on scrap materials. Start with a fine-tipped marker — offering more precision — and hold the pen close to the nib for more control. Change the pressure and angle of the nib to experiment with thick and thin lines. Once finished, allow 24 hours for your artwork to fully dry.

Brush tip markers work best on thick paper and can bleed through pages. We recommend a ballpoint or gel pen if you plan to write in a notebook or thin colouring book. 

Water VS alcohol brush markers

Water-based varieties are non-toxic, safe for the whole family and work well on paper. 

Creative professionals choose alcohol brush markers for their flexible use on wood, fabric and cardboard. Experience a faster dry time, smoother blending, and long-lasting, vibrant colours. 

We’re experts in matching your creative goals with our arts and crafts supplies. Shop our wide range of markers online or pop in-store and chat with a member of our team.

How long does it take a brush marker to dry?

It depends on the type of paper you’re using. Generally speaking, brush markers will dry relatively quickly. If you’re using them on a project that needs to dry very quickly however, such as a greeting card, you may want to use a different type of marker.

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