Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Blick Illustrator Marker Review (and Giveaway!)

Today we're checking out Blick's newest alcohol marker option, the Blick Illustrator Marker.  These markers were recently released, and certain sets have already sold out, and it seems like this is a limited time offer.

Over the years, I've reviewed dozens of alcohol markers- first on this blog, and then on my channel.  Limited time isn't enough to deter me, especially given how much I enjoy Blick's Studio Brush Markers.

To celebrate my years of alcohol marker reviews, I'm giving away the set of Blick Illustrator markers I purchased for this review!  You'll have to keep reading to find out how to win them.

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The Stats:

  • Available in 12 and 24 sets (24 no longer available)
  • Limited time offer
  • Blick Exclusive
  • Does not utilize the same color family/naming system as the Blick Studio Brush Markers
  • Non refillable
  • Compressed Fiber Brush Nib/Chisel Nib
  • Alcohol ink

Other alcohol markers made by Blick: 



The Comparison
Blick Illustrator Marker, Blick Studio Marker, Stylefile marker, Copic Sketch marker, Prismacolor marker
Top to bottom: Blick Illustrator Marker, Blick Studio Marker, Stylefile marker, Copic Sketch marker, Prismacolor marker

Prismacolor marker, Neopiko marker, Blick Illustrator marker, Blick Studio Brush Marker, Stylefile marker, Copic Sketch Marker
Top to bottom: Prismacolor marker, Neopiko marker, Blick Illustrator marker, Blick Studio Brush Marker, Stylefile marker, Copic Sketch Marker

Blick Illustrator Marker, Copic Ciao, Copic Sketch, Blick Studio Brush markers
Bottom to Top: Blick Illustrator Marker, Copic Ciao, Copic Sketch, Blick Studio Brush markers

These markers appear to use the same body as the Artist Loft markers, the Art Alternatives #Colouring markers, and are very similar to Stylefile markers.  They utilize compressed fiber nibs (both brush and chisel), and are not designed to be refillable.


Unbox and Swatch: 



Blick Illustrator Markers Swatches and Blending Tests

Blick Illustrator Markers, marker review
Blick Illustrator Markers Naming Scheme

Fieldtest (And Tutorial!)



The Contest
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Rules
  • Must be a US resident
  • Must be 18 or older or have a parent's consent to enter (that can be emailed here)

The Verdict

These aren't bad for a crafter who's interested in testing the waters for alcohol markers, but I wouldn't recommend these for anyone serious about delving into markers.  For those folks, I recommend turning your sights to the Blick Studio Brush Markers.  However, the price is great for a starter set, and may be hard to resist, especially for convention artists who'd like a set they could afford to lose.