Watercolor markers and brush pens are a great alternative to watercolor pencils and paint as these are specifically designed to achieve watercolor-like designs without the mess and fuss of paints.
These markers provide versatility and provide the precision control needed to work on everything from light pastel washes to subtle shading and gradients. They work wonders when used with water and allow you to create delicate watercolor effects. When used dry, these markers will help you sketch, color, do calligraphy and much more.
With vibrant and highly pigmented colors, these markers have an excellent flow rate and provide the same high quality found in tubes and paints. The best part is that you can safely use these markers with all members of the family as they are non-toxic, mess-free and washable from both clothes and skin.
1. ARTEZA Real Brush Pens for Watercolor Painting
These pens work with or without water for dry-brush painting, sketching, coloring and calligraphy. Each brush pen has a soft flexible tip made of durable nylon brush hairs that can create thin, medium or thick lines and strokes depending on how hard you brush and will give you endless creative options.
PROS: These watercolor pens are safe and nontoxic.
CONS: The pens are not labeled with their color names.
2. Winsor & Newton Water Colour Brush Markers
With their twin-tip ends that offer either a fine point or flexible brush, these markers are perfect for multiple line thicknesses and excellent detailing. These markers are highly pigmented and work dry, wet or blended with a brush, have excellent flow and come in 36 vibrant shades.
PROS: The markers do double duty with a fine point on one end and flexible brush nib on the other.
CONS: Using a specialty paper might yield optimal results.
3. Crafts & Colors Watercolor Brush Pens
Included in the box are 25 watercolor markers, a refillable brush pen, a durable pad of paper, carrying case, gift box, and eBook demonstrating how to use this set to its fullest potential.
PROS: The brush pens are safe for kids, dry quickly and are mess-free.
CONS: The colors are not written on the pens.