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I Love Art Marker Set review

These markers are a great starting point for budding artists.

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

A quality set of pens at an amazing price that provides the perfect jumping on point for beginners.

For

  • 2 choices of tips
  • Bold colours
  • Brilliant value

The alcohol-based colour-marker market is huge. With 12-marker sets from brands such as Copic coming in at more than £100, there’s an obvious need for cheaper alternatives. And, right on cue, GreatArt (opens in new tab) has waded into the fight with its ‘I Love Art’ Twin Markers, which are available in three different sets.

The pens are nice and chunky, and hold a good reservoir of colour

You’ll find a 2-6mm chisel tip at one end of the pen and a 1mm fine-detail tip at the opposite end. The pens are nice and chunky, and hold a good reservoir of colour in their square barrel. They also come neatly packaged in a desk tidy.

However, the proof of a pen is in its mark-making, and, although the colour seems to saturate the paper to begin with, the colour evens out as it dries. Once dry, you can lay good solid colour over the top, and blending pens are also available. This is a great starter set for the money.

For more pen bargains, see our Copic marker Black Friday post.

This article was originally published in Paint & Draw (opens in new tab) magazine issue 4. Buy it here. (opens in new tab)

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The Verdict
10

out of 10

I Love Art Marker Set review

A quality set of pens at an amazing price that provides the perfect jumping on point for beginners.

Rob Lunn is a self-taught painter, and loves to paint in oils. His influences are Vincent van Gogh, Caravaggio and Ilya Repin. He has taught art workshops since 2012 and gets a real buzz from teaching people to draw and paint. He has contributed to Paint & Draw magazine and bookazines, and has also provided traditional art tutorials for Creative Bloq.