Fineliner pens are a great thing and one of my favourites especially with all the colouring book craze going about! I use mine daily. Whether you’re using these pens for writing or just for making sure you get every little detail perfect on an illustration, fineliner pens will be perfect for you! Here’s some of the best fineliner pens for drawing and colouring that are available at the moment:
Best fineliner pens for drawing
These are some of the best pens I’ve found that come in one colour so good for line drawings.
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Wallet
These pens from Faber-Castell are wonderful if you’re after just one colour rather than loads! They come as a pack of four and are all in different sizes . small is 0.3mm, fine is 0.5mm and medium is 0.7mm. You also get a brush pen which is nice and gives you a good variety for drawing. They are fast drying and don’t fade out quickly.
I really enjoy using these pens and I’ve found the are good for all sorts of drawing including manga illustrations
You can also get these in different colours. They come as Sepia (brown) and Sanguine (blood red) as well as the black shown.
Uni-Ball Pin Drawing Pens
These pens from Uni-Ball would be great for beginner artists as they are a great budget set with lots of sizes in them. Not only are they good for drawing and colouring, but great for writing too!
You can get these in packs of 3 and 5. The pack of 5 includes sizes 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.8mm. What is also helpful about these pens is that you don’t have to take off the caps to see what sizes they are as they are marked on the outside!
These pens are also waterproof and do not bleed through the paper as much as some pens may do.
Pigma Micron 6 Fineliners
These pens from Pigma come in a good range of sizes, 0.2mm, 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.35mm, 0.45mm and 0.5mm so the pack would be good set for anyone looking for a wide range. This is the pack of black fineliners but they also do some packs with other colours.
They are really great for intricate drawings and colouring books or maybe even if you wanted to design your own colouring pages! They are one of the more expensive packs of pens but come really highly recommended and are more suitable for serious and advanced artists or for technical drawing.
Best fineliners for colouring
I love using my fineliners when colouring in my adult colouring books – they can make sure you get really small details. Here are my favourites:
Stabilo Point 88 ColorParade
Now these pens are a big favourite of mine, I’ve owned a box of 2o of them for a good four years now and they haven’t failed me once! The 0.4mm nibs are great as you can still cover a lot of space and still get the small details perfectly. You can get these in a mini form pack of 12 (where the pens are slightly shorter) and in packs of 10 and 20 in full size (which is a little bit taller than a ballpoint pen). Although if you press down on the pens too much they will bleed through as you would think.
I highly recommend these pens and if you are looking for pens that are also good for colouring these would be great!
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 334 Superfine Point Pens
This pack of fineliners is another good set that comes with a lot of colours. The pack above comes in a set of 10 pens, but you can also get it in sizes from 4 to 36 so good for all budgets. Sometimes the bigger sets are better value so always check the prices!
The size of the nib is 0.3mm so slightly smaller than the Stabilo pack above and would be a good addition to your pen collection. The nib on the pen has Dry Safe technology – which means that you can leave the pens out for a few days without them drying out!
The case for these pens are great, you can fold over the top to make a stand! I have another set of Staedtler pens that do this and it’s awesome as your pens don’t roll over.