My top picks

Some of my favourite pens this year

Pen #1

A favourite for technical drawings, these light-fast, archival pigment pens are great for bullet journaling. They don’t smudge when highlighted and won’t fade over time. Fine tips are great for detail work too!

Sakura Pigma Microns (005, 01, 03)

Pen #2

These brush pens feature a heavily pigmented metallic ink that shows up even on dark paper and surfaces. They’re a great way to add a pop of sparkle to an otherwise dull spread

Zebra Metallic Brush Pens

Pen #3

This relatively fine-tipped brush pen will help you achieve all your lettering goals. This pen is available in many colours but the basic black is a personal favourite of mine

Tombow Fudenosuke

Pen #4

These markers feature two ends: fine and ultra fine. With many colours available, these pens make an excellent addition to any marker addict’s collection.

Tombow Twintones

Pen #5

These classic gel pens have been around for years and for good reason: they’re awesome! With sparkly, metallic, neon and so many more options available, these pens can be used in pretty well any situation or spread

Sakura Gelly Roll

Pen #6

Pentel Energel pens are generally an excellent pick but for everyday use, the navy blue stands out as a clear winner

Pentel Energel-X in Navy Blue

Pen #7

Similar in feel to the Tombow Fudenosuke, these pens feature a fine, hard brush tip that is great for smaller brush lettering. These are available in various colours.

Zebra Brush Pens

Pen #8

Not only are these available in gorgeous pastels, but they can also be erased if needed. Excellent for bullet journaling and studying too!

Pilot Frixion Highlighters

Pen #9

Nothing beats the Zebra Mildliners in highlighters or markers. Featuring a fine tip that is great for lettering and drawing and a chisel tip that’s great for highlighting, these pens are multi-use. Available in 25 beautiful colours that range from pastel to neon, theses pens are a great fit for anyone.

Zebra Mildliners

Pen #10

This fine tipped ballpoint pen is great for detailed drawings or even just filling out your weekly to-do list. If you like fine point pens, this pen is definitely for you.

Pentel Hybrid Technica (0.3)