As I mentioned in my Journaling Wishlist post, I love pens, and I have as long as I can remember. I used to really be into rollerball pens, but for the past few years I’ve been all about the felt-tip. Though you’ll see on this list of my favourite pens that there are some gel and rollerballs on there.
Now I have a lot of different favourite types of pen. I like each type for a different purpose, though I’m not really sure why. Maybe there’s a good reason for it, but I don’t know what it is. I just like what I like. So if you love pens as much as I do and want to know which are my favourites and for what, keep on reading!
This might be my absolute favourite pen of the past few years. I use it in my long-form journaling and my planners and whenever I just need a good pen for something. It’s a felt tip pen with a fine point, though I do find that the tip wears down quite quickly, so I go through these pens a lot.
FABER-CASTELL PITT ARTIST PENS
These are the pens I use in my bullet journal, in a variety of sizes. I’d heard good things about these pens for bullet journaling, in that they don’t bleed through and they don’t smear when you highlight over them, and I already had a couple from ages ago, so that’s what I went with. And I really like them.
PIGMA MICRON PENS
I use these pens in a wide array of sizes for my drawings. I like the range in sizes and how they don’t smudge when I erase my pencil underneath, or when I colour over them with my Copic markers. They are what I’ve been using for Inktober over on Instagram.
PAPERMATE FLAIR PENS
These are also felt-tip pens with a medium tip, so they are a bit thicker than the Sharpie Pen, but they come in a huge selection of colours. I have the basic colours and the tropical colours, but I really want the Candy Pop colours, as I mentioned before. I like these for making colourful notes and for adult colouring books.
MUJI GEL PENS
Not a felt-tip, I know! But these pens come in such cute colours and different tip sizes, and I like them for some random things, like pre-planning on tiny Muji sticky notes or brain-dumping in my traveler’s notebook.
Again, not a felt-tip, but I don’t really use these rollerball pens for writing. Mostly they are just super adorable and I like including them in photos. That being said, if I need a pen in a pinch, I will use them.
What are your favourite pens? Do you use different pens for different purposes? Let me know in the comments!