The Best Pens For Adult Colouring Books

Best pens for adult colouring books

I’ve been beating the “adult colouring books” drum for a little while now, along with almost every blogger on the planet. We just bloody love ’em. But whilst most are likely colouring in woodland animals and Harry Potter characters, I damn near lost my mind when I found a Deadpool colouring book! It’s awesome.

Just FYI, the Harry Potter book is totally next on my list.

Anyway, before I could crack on with some serious colouring, I was determined to invest in some decent felt tip pens, because colouring these books in with pencil is nothing short of torture after about 10 minutes of intense scribbling. I was looking for pens that weren’t hella expensive, but were decent and wouldn’t bleed through the page.

It took a little bit of research before I came across Faber-Castell, who I had heard of before but wasn’t sure they would do the job. But call me a maverick, I was willing to make the £14.16 risk of investing in a set of 50 (FIFTY!) from trusty Amazon.

They took a day or two longer to arrive than I expected, but eventually they showed and I was keen to get acquainted with ALL OF THE COLOURS. You can see the first of my delicately intricate artwork in the image above.

I’m not much of one for detailed colouring (as you can see), but the colour is still really vibrant, and even better…no bleeding! This was my biggest concern as the paper isn’t the thickest, although luckily with the Deadpool book they leave a blank page on the back of each image – but given the tear lines down the spine, this is if you want to frame your beautiful drawing (or tear it into shreds if you hate it) without ruining the book, rather than to prevent bleed.

So far, so good. I’d definitely recommend these to anyone looking to get some decent pens. The tips don’t start to wear if you are colouring a lot of the same colour, and I didn’t even get ink down the side of my hand as I was colouring (the perils of being a leftie). Double win.

Have you tried these pens, or recommend any others for adult colouring books? Also, who’s looking forward to seeing Deadpool in the cinema? I cannot wait for tomorrow when I finally get to see it!



  1. February 12, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Ahhhh this book looks amazing! Im so excited to see Deadpool.

    • Cat Fyson
      February 12, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      It is so good! I cannot wait to see the movie either…seeing it tomorrow night! x

  2. February 12, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    I always wanted to start adult-coloring books, but I had the same problem as you – I wanted to have decent pens. Ok, I know I want Faber Castell, but my budget has been very very tight. But 20€ for 50 colors???? I’ve to check this one out.

    But I’d be really interested to hear other opinions! So please – if you’ve found great coloring pens, please share it with us 🙂

    • Cat Fyson
      February 12, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Do check them out and let me know your thoughts! I’d also like to hear of any other recommendations 🙂

  3. February 12, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Ahhh you got them Cat! They’re worth it right? 😀

    E x

    • Cat Fyson
      February 12, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      They are *so* worth it, loving them so far! x

  4. Rebecca
    February 13, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    50 for that price is so good! I’ve been using the Staedleter (I think?) ones, but you don’t get many for the price and the pens never last a full book! The Harry Potter book is such a good colouring book to get! These look great, Ive put them on my wishlist on Amazon. I’ve just followed you on Bloglovin’ too 🙂
    Becky; xxx

    • Cat Fyson
      February 13, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      Yeah I was pleasantly surprised by the price! I am looking forward to the HP book 🙂 Thank you for following, too! x

  5. March 10, 2016 / 9:27 am

    So glad I found this post lol!!
    Having the right pens is such a problem!! Seriously! I’ve gone through about 6 packs but none have been right! They either go through or are scratchy etc!!
    I’m seriously going to look at these I really need some good ones!!

    • Cat Fyson
      March 10, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      It took me a little while to find the best ones! They were recommended by another blogger who swore by them, and honestly they are so great. Well worth buying! x

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