Today, I decided to review these felt tip pens by Art 101. I purchased these at Five Below for $4. I do not have any experience with Art 101, so I thought it would be nice to give it a go.
The colors are nice, lines are just like you’d think that a felt tip pen would be. The main thing I noticed is that the ink is darker where you pick up and put down the pen.
As I was completing my art piece, I noticed that these pens bleed through traditional cardstock. The more layers you create, the more they bleed. They also soak the paper and tend to make it rough with every layer. This is something I hadn’t experienced that yet with pens and definitely not with cardstock.
As you can tell with the piece above, I did not do anything elaborate because I wanted to know how well they performed on the simple tasks before I tried anything else. I have to be honest with you guys, I felt like these pens were not for any special job. If you want to just doodle for fun or write color coded notes, these pens will do just fine for that.
Pros: Colors are vibrant. Cost is manageable. Lines are tight.
Cons: Non-archival ink. Ink bleeds through and weakens paper. Not designed for high quality artwork.
Like always, please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for reviews in the future.