The best pens for artists

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Picking one of the best pens could elevate your artwork, but there are so many available that making the choice isn't easy. All the models out there are best suited to different types of task so the one you choose will depend on what you're planning to use it for.

In this guide, you'll find the best drawing pens, the best pens for writing, the best pen for sketching, the very best calligraphy pens and more. In short, whatever you could imagine using a pen for (within reason), we'll have a standout pick for you here. To collate this list, we've spoken to artists across the globe to get their top recommendations. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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