5 Stars By Ewizobeth on 2017-09-17
I L O V E the brush tips....
I L O V E these! I am using them for sketching (brush tips) and the look is gorgeous. If I were drawing with pencils, it would take me forever to achieve the effect these brush tips produce instantly. Really lovely for adding shading and depth, and the colors are vivid. Multiple colors stand out distinctly. This is my new favorite medium—I think I'll put my pencils away for a while and have fun with these.
They are NOT like traditional watercolor brushes—nowhere near as watery. The brush style is firm. The ink does not puddle, but the coverage is rich and buttery. I would compare the results to really expensive colored pencils (except I don't think even expensive pencils could do this). However, these are definitely brushes. The effect is softer than with pencils or markers.
I had previously been trying to find pencils that would do exactly this. I wish I'd known about these. They solidly outperform my Prismacolors Premiers (I have the 150 set for $100).
This is a surprising new medium. It seems to improve my skill level too. My work looks more professional than what I can produce with pencils or pens. I think it's because the brush is a more supple and pliant tool, so it smooths out my strokes and eliminates any jittering. I feel a bit more confident about what I can create.
I did a quick test on the fineliner tip, with similar coverage results. They're not wet at all, but when I run the tip fast, all the way across the page, there is no scratchiness or skipping. I have no idea how long the ink fill will last. However, the price is very reasonable, so I think I can afford to replace them whenever I need to.
To be clear, I am not receiving any kind of discount or other inducement from the seller. Hopefully, this gives you some idea what to expect. If this is the effect you're looking for, I think you will really enjoy these.
4 Stars By CraftyNurseMomOfBoys&Dogs on 2017-11-03
Great for coloring and hand lettering or calligraphy
UPDATE: I’ve had these for a few months now. I got the 96 pack of Tom bows but I still come back to these at times. I love the fine liner tip option too. There are some tips they are a little more firm and with so many colors, I still love these. Some of the tips are pretty soft now, but most of them are still good. I store them horizontally in a large makeup bag FYI.
I really love these. 100 dual tips. Great colors. They don’t blend as well as Tombows but they layer well. They do “spread” or feather a bit, but they are pretty good with minimal bleeding through the paper. I colored on super cheap/thin copy paper and you can see the color but it did not bleed all the way through. The ink is not visible on the next page of my Happy Planner with the thick or thin side.
The tips can be damaged easily when placed back in the cap - So, be VERY CAREFUL when putting lids back on. Also, a few colors are a lot different than the lid color. I colored on a label the wrapped it on the pens so I could see the true color.
$31.99 is what I paid. Got them very quickly. I recommend them. Not near the quality of a Tombow but if you’re just beginning with hand lettering or coloring, these are pretty good.
5 Stars By shopwell on 2017-10-18
Fantastic Duel Tip Magicfly Markers
Just received the Magicfly duel tip markers and I am over the moon happy with them!!! I recently started to use
duel tip markers in my coloring books along with gel pens, colored pencils and fine liner pens snd I am so happy
with this medium. As always, I looked carefully thru all the markers available on AlumiGogo and read the reviews.
This set got 5 star reviews throughout and offered duel tips and an amazing amount of colors; how could I go
wrong? This product more then fulfilled my wishes!!!! I highly recommend them and will order them again and
look into any other products they offer. Thank you AlumiGogo for stocking this wonderful product. The colors are
amazing and flow like liquid silk across my coloring pages. I use the heavier paper coloring books and nothing
bleeds thru to the back. of the page. I hope this is helpful. I am always so overjoyed when I discover a really
special art medium like this
4 Stars By The Dark Side on 2017-11-10
Don’t reccomend these markers. Poor quality for the price. Upon my recent update I would still use for detailed art and Script.
These markers are okay for inexpensive markers. Several of the pens were incomplete. For example , no pen attached. The colors shown on cap aren’t accurate. And the drawing tip shredded on several with first use. I thought I’d give them a try due to great color range. I found this misleading though.
The company that distributes these markers, Magicfly, contacted me via email and asked in more detail exactly what happened. I was able to email photos, and a short description. They offered a replacement package, which I was very impressed by . I tried them again , and they are different from other markers I have used. They seem to have much more ink, and I started just using on smaller details and they work great. I would rate them much higher for the color vaiations actually matching the cap colors, and I will probably continue to buy them for that choice alone. But the customer service attention was highly unusual ! Thank you
5 Stars By Tutu on 2017-12-05
... these marker pens and was able to create some amazing pictures with them
My 15 year old daughter absolutely loves these marker pens and was able to create some amazing pictures with them.
4 Stars By Bee on 2017-10-26
Not bad for the price, but ultimately not what I wanted.
These are the definition of "you get what you pay for." The best part about these markers is their springy brush tip, and the fineliner on the other side. Both are very nice Otherwise, these are cheap, basic markers. There are no color names or numbers on the markers. The marker itself is fairly lightweight, indicating that there's not a lot of ink inside. The ink does blend well when activated with a little water. It also layers nicely.
The cap colors often don't match the ink colors very well. When I swatched these, there is a nice range of pretty shades. However, there don't appear to be 100 different shades. I have decent color vision, and a lot of these look identical to me, especially in the green and yellow/tan color ranges. There's also not a good range of skin tones.
I didn't want to lay down $100+ for the Tombow 96 color set, because I just wanted these for doodling in a sketchbook. But, I think I'm going to bite the bullet, and purchase the Tombows. I've got a Moleskine Sketch Album (the one with the mixed media paper). With my currently-limited collection of Tombows, I can keep layering forever, then create another colored drawing on the back of the same page. If you work the the Magicfly markers too much, they buckle the paper and leak through like an alcohol marker would.
All that said, it's 100 markers for about thirty bucks. My set is going to Goodwill, where I'm sure someone else will love them.
1 Stars By SESTORYWOMAN on 2017-12-17
Two of the first three markers I used leaked
I was so excited to get these markers. The first one I selected was supposed to have been pink according to the cap color but was purple. Two of the three markers I tried leaked and ruined a Christmas present I was making. I’m returning them.
4 Stars By Shirley Tavaglione on 2018-02-10
Great regular markers
Great regular markers, but they're no watercolor marker. Good watercolor markers should blend well on watercolor paper, but these don't bend well. The colors won't blend together for the most part, with or without water. When I tried fading them out with my water brush there was a very pronounced line between where the marker was laid down and where I added the water. I layed the color on the paper and immediately used my water brush and it still turned out the same way. These are great markers for coloring other things though, although I will warn you, they DO bleed on thin paper like average printer paper, so be careful
Update: There also aren't any peachy "skin" colors at all in this. I was a little disappointed when I finished a drawing ad colored all but the skin and I couldn't find any peachy colors.
2 Stars By Rebecca Platt on 2018-02-04
Lid colors nothing like actual color.
Finally, got around to using these and was disappointed. The tip for the thin line does not flow well at well. But the colors are the biggest problem. Every color is much brighter and darker than the tip indicates and even though the caps indicate various colors, there are really only a very few differences.
If you want to use them as markers, then go ahead and buy them. But if you're looking to do any kind of varying shades, forget about it. Would not purchase again. Sorry.
2 Stars By Kelley Jasper on 2018-01-11
If the cap colors were remotely related to the ink colors, this would be a nice pen set. It's not a nice pen set.
This pen set has some pros and cons:
The tips, both brush and fine-line, behave perfectly
There are 100 pens.
The pen lid colors are nowhere near what's inside. Nearly impossible to keep track of which one you just used, even if you use a test sheet.
The majority of the colors seem washed-out, like there isn't enough pigment...just faded out looking. Except for a couple really strange dark shades.
The 4-compartments fold out and are not at all rigid. The minute you open the first one, all the pens fall over, or out. I ended up throwing it out.
If you are a pen hoarder and need colors you have never seen or needed before, or if you want to play 100-pen pick-up, these are for you. I'm pretty disappointed with "AlumiGogos Choice". I expected the colors to be similar to the caps. Some aren't even in the same color family. Yellowish end, pinkish..maybe? What a waste of money.