You can draw Zentangle patterns with any kind of pen you want, but these are some of the most popular pens among Zentanglers. I’ve included affiliate links from Dick Blick and Amazon for your convenience, but feel free to look for these items wherever you buy art supplies. 

Product Name: Sakura Pigma Micron Pens

Count: 6, assorted sizes

Ink color: Black

Details: My top pick and pretty much the gold standard. Used by Zentangle HQ and many CZTs as well as by other fine artists. Archival, waterproof ink that gets consistently high marks from artists at a fair price.

Product Name: Copic Multiliner A – 2

Count: 7, assorted sizes

Ink color: Black

Details: Used frequently by professional artists. High price, but the Copic brand is well known for making high-quality pens, and is a favorite of illustrators and journalers.

Product Name: Kingart Inkline Artist Pens

Count: 10, assorted sizes

Ink color: Black

Details: A budget-friendly pen for your Zentangle line art. Nice if you’re just getting started and want more line weight options for your buck as you explore what suits your art style.

Product Name: Sakura Pigma Micron 05 Set Pens

Count: 6, .45mm nib

Ink color: Assorted

Details: High quality ink but in different colors for when you want something a little brighter than standard black and white. Brown ink,for example, is frequently used by Zentangle HQ. All pens feature the same size nib.

Product Name: Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Count: 1

Ink color: Opaque White, Bold Tip

Details: These pens are great for finishing Zentangles with bright white highlights. The opaque ink sits on top of ink and graphite, and can be used to correct small areas you don’t like when you’re working on white tiles.

Product Name: Sakura Dark Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Count: 5

Ink color: Assorted, Medium Tip

Details: Includes one each of Sepia, Burgundy, Hunter Green, Blue/Black, and Black.

Product Name: Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens

Count: 10

Ink color: Assorted, Medium Tip

Details: Two Metallic Gold pens and one each of Metallic Purple, Metallic Copper, Metallic Red, Metallic Silver, Metallic Pink, Metallic Green, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Emerald.

Whatever pens you choose, Zentangle gives you an opportunity to make beautiful Zentangle art. For pattern tutorial videos, check out my curated sets of 9 Easy Zentangle Patterns for Beginners.

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