I am constantly asked to review these markers because they can be fairly easy to find at an affordable price. They are super fun and colorful!
They have a brush tip but you’ll notice they are different from the more common Tombow – these are shorter and feel wider to me as well. You can definitely still get some lovely brush lettering using these Artline Stix though.
If I’m being honest, these are not my favorite brush pens but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Markers do come down to personal preference quite a bit when it comes to hand lettering. Some letterers tend to like a firmer marker like these but I am someone who loves her bouncy and flexible pens!
If you’re a beginner who struggles to control bouncy brush tips when lettering, then the Artline Stix could be a great option and easier for you to practice getting those thick and thin stokes.
One thing you’ll notice when using these is you aren’t getting very thin upstroke when using these so keep that in mind if that’s something you’re looking for.
These brush pens also tend to get worn in very easily and don’t have that crisp look.
One great thing that I love about these is that they blend beautifully! They are not water resistant but would make great watercolor options because of the wonderful array of colors they come in.
I also tested these out on my Simplified Lettering Worksheets and they worked great for beginners to practice their hand lettering on. If you’re new to lettering you can join my FREE hand lettering mini course here!