The new Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Marker is a permanent dual
tipped art marker with a flexible brush tip and chisel tip in one. Similar in
design to Tombow’s flagship Dual Brush Pen, the ABT PRO features a
slender barrel for a natural, comfortable grip during use and is ideal for
artists, designers and crafters.
ABT Pro features
Flexible Brush Tip and Broad Chisel Tip
Fast-Drying Permanent Ink
Rich, Vibrant Color Saturation
Great for Layering and Shading
Available in 107 Colors + Blender Pen
Slender Barrel Creates a Natural Grip
Ideal for Artists, Designers + Crafters
Layered Ink Won't Pill Paper
High quality japanese nibs
Flexible brush tip distributes ink consistently as pressure changes. Durable polyester chisel tip retains shape after heavy use.
Air-tight caps protect tips
ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers are designed with air-tight
caps to prevent alcohol ink from drying out. Inner caps
auto-center to protect nibs when re-capping markers.
Rich vibrant color saturation
Permanent, alcohol-based ink is fast-drying,
vibrant and great for layering and shading. Great
for creating fully saturated, rich color blends.
Professional quality markers
Professional quality markers are ideal for graphic
designers, illustrators and professional artists.
Permanent ink is long-lasting and won’t pill paper.
Great for skin tones
ABT PRO Markers come in 108 colors and include a wide
range of skin tones for drawing a diverse array of people with
unique hair, eyes and other distinct features.
Great for abstract art & illustrations
Use the chisel tip for quick sketches and abstract
illustrations. The broad chisel tip is durable and great
for creating consistently thick or thin strokes.
Great for fashion illustration
The consistent flow of ink makes the ABT PRO easy to use on
marker paper and is ideal for fashion illustration. Rich pigment
ink layers perfectly to create a range of vibrant color values.
Great for paper-crafting
ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers are great for
paper crafting, card making, scrapbooking,
collage and coloring stamped images.
Learn the basic techniques for coloring and blending. Practice these techniques and you'll be a pro in no time!
Using the brush tip, apply a light
amount of pressure (using mainly the
tip of the brush) to apply a light layer of
color. Apply more pressure (using the
full width of the brush) to apply a
darker layer of color.
Use the broad chisel tip to create
straight, consecutive lines to fill large
areas. Apply one layer for lighter fills
and multiple layers for darker fills.
Use the brush tip to draw small circular
shapes to create an even distribution of
color. This creates a more saturated fill.
Use the brush tip to create a base
layer using even ink distribution. Layer
the same color ink on top of the base
layer to create a darker color.
Apply more pressure at the beginning
of the stroke and release pressure at
the end of stroke using a flicking
motion. Use light, swift strokes to
create a feathered edge for blending.
How to blend with one marker
Learn how to create seamless color blends using a single alcohol-based marker.
Draw a shape and fill with ink using
the lightest pressure to create the
first layer of color. For best results,
use a hard lead pencil to draw outlines to prevent
Apply a second layer by starting from
the bottom and filling the shape 2/3
of the way to the top. Use a flicking
motion to feather color at the end of
Apply a third layer of color by adding
slightly more pressure and coming up
2/3 of the way to the top of the
previous layer. Repeat this step until
you reach desired saturation.
How to blend with three markers
Create unlimited color gradients by blending light, medium and dark tones.
The trick to creating seamless blends is to start using
light pressure and gradually adding heavier pressure
to darken colors so the paper doesn’t get saturated
Select three colors in the same
blending family; a light, medium and
dark tone. Colors shown in this example are P401, P403, and P407.
Draw a simple shape and use small
circular motions to fill it with the
lightest color. This forms your base
layer, which will become the
highlights in your final piece.
Select the mid-tone (medium color)
to create shadows by applying color
using a flicking technique, starting
from the edge. Be sure to leave
space for the lightest color to shine
Select the darkest color to create the
shadow. Start from the edge and use
a flicking technique to blend the dark
tone into the mid-tone. Be sure to
leave space for the mid-tone to show
To blend the two darkest colors,
select the lighter of the two colors
(mid-tone) and use a flicking
technique to apply color in the
To blend the two lightest colors,
select the lighter of the two colors
(lightest color) and use a flicking
technique to apply color in the
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Shop ABT PRO sets
ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers are available as 5pk blendable sets, 12pk themed sets and open stock.
5-piece color assortments allow for various color gradients, ranging from light to medium and medium to dark tones.
12-piece themed color assortments designed for coloring, sketching, fashion illustration, portrait drawings, nature and manga art.
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FAQs: What you should know
Alcohol-based ink allows you to blend directly without adding water. This goes for colors in the same family or two completely different colors.
Unlike water-based ink, no matter how much color you add with alcohol ink the paper will not pill.
The ABT PRO brush tip is made of nylon and the chisel tip is made of polyester.
The ABT PRO is an alcohol-based marker that is water resistant and cannot be diluted or blended with water.
The markers feature a brush tip and a chisel tip. The Dual Brush Pen is a water-based marker with water-soluble ink that can be blended and diluted with water.
It features a brush tip and a fine point bullet tip.
You can easily tell the difference between the two by barrel color – the ABT PRO barrel is light gray and the Dual Brush Pen barrel is black.
The ABT PRO should be stored horizontally.
The Tombow Marker Case mold will not fit the ABT PRO Markers.
Because the ABT PRO should be stored horizontally, ABT PRO markers should not be used in a vertical case.
There are 107 colors along with a blender pen in the full ABT PRO set.
The numbering system is similar to the Dual Brush Pens to enable you to quickly identify which colors are the same.
There are 18 colors that are unique to the ABT PRO, including: P077, P191, P127, P282, P502, P539, P660, P633, P680, P683, P839, P907, P848, P881, P852, P987, PN69 and PN29.
Due to the differences in ink formulation, colors may not be an exact match.
The ABT PRO Blender Pen is a colorless pen filled with pure solvent and no color which can be used for creating textural effects.
The ABT PRO Blender Pen can also be used to “push” color around and remove or lighten ink that has already been applied to paper.
Tip: Easily clean ink from barrel by brushing markers with Blender Pen.
Because alcohol ink can dry out quicker than water-based ink, we recommend a maximum cap off time of 15 minutes
for the chisel tip and 15-30 minutes for the brush tip.
If the pen dries out, replace cap on marker for 24 hours to revive the ink.
No, the ABT PRO is not refillable.
No. ABT PRO markers, like most alcohol-based markers use dye-based color. Open faced artwork can fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight.
The effect is less for illustrations done inside a book, or illustrations that are hung away from windows and protected by UV glass.
Actually, alcohol-based markers cannot be completely acid-free because of the way the dyes are made inside the alcohol-based markers.
The level of acidity will vary by color, however, when present the acidity level is very low.
A paper with a medium absorbency that lays down a smooth color field is what we like best!
Some that we recommend include: HP Premium 32 Laserjet Paper, bristol paper, marker paper, smooth mixed media paper (more absorbent), watercolor paper and illustration paper.
Alcohol-based ink can be used on surfaces other than paper. This includes: glass, plastic, metal, fabric and many others.
However, marker tips may fray after being used on rougher surfaces.
Yes, we recommend using a blotter when using alcohol-based markers to avoid damaging any surfaces.
No, alcohol-based inks will stain textiles and cannot be removed by washing.