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Tombow ABT PRO
Alcohol-based Marker

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 an Broad Chisel Tip

Flexible Brush Tip and Broad Chisel Tip

Fast-Drying Permanent Ink

Fast-Drying Permanent Ink

Rich, Vibrant Color Saturation

Rich, Vibrant Color Saturation

Great for Layering and Shading

Great for Layering and Shading

Available in 107 Colors + Blender Pen

Available in 107 Colors + Blender Pen

Slender barrel Creates a Natural Grip

Slender Barrel Creates a Natural Grip

Ideal for Artists, Designers + Crafters

Ideal for Artists, Designers + Crafters

Layered ink Won't Pill Paper

Layered Ink Won't Pill Paper

High quality japanese nibs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great for paper-crafting

ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers are great for paper crafting, card making, scrapbooking, collage and coloring stamped images.

Basic Techniques

Learn the basic techniques for coloring and blending. Practice these techniques and you'll be a pro in no time!

Pressure technique

Pressure

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.

Streaking Technique

Streaking

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.

Circular Technique

Circular Strokes

Use the brush tip to draw small circular shapes to create an even distribution of color. This creates a more saturated fill.

Layering Technique

Layering

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.

Flicking Technique

Feathering

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.

one marker blending step one

Step 1

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 smudging.

one marker blending step two

Step 2

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 each stroke.

One marker blending step 3

Step 3

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.

Blending Tips

Blending Tip

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 too quickly.

Three marker blending step one

Step 1

Select three colors in the same blending family; a light, medium and dark tone. Colors shown in this example are P401, P403, and P407.

Three marker blending step two

Step 2

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.

Three marker blending step three

Step 3

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 through.

Three marker blending step four

Step 4

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 through.

Three marker blending step five

Step 5

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 overlapping areas.

Three marker blending step six

Step 6

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 overlapping areas.

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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.

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5-Pack Blendable Sets

5-piece color assortments allow for various color gradients, ranging from light to medium and medium to dark tones.

12-Pack sets

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.

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