I'm ordering new supplies for my brain-splurts/thumbnail sketches. I know very little about Pens/Markers so I need your help. Comments on other art supply suggestions are welcome! :)
Honestly, it's all about the Sakura Microns.
COPIC has probably the best (most complete) system -
Markers with variety of tip options, refillable (using refills actually makes Copic pretty cheap, in the long run), huge palette of colors.
They also have very good liners to go with the markers - the inks are different base, so they don't smear or bleed.
To get best results, they have special marker paper - coated on back side, so it never bleeds through to next page.
As alternative Tombow ABT are excellent markers for lighter (i.e. Moleskine) papers - don't bleed much and also have very wide color palette.
+1 on the Copics. Expensive to start out with, but great color selection and they blend really well.
Staedtler Fineliners are nice.
Yeah I love these. Great pen to draw and write with.
YES. Paper Mate Flair for the win; my sketching implement of choice. That plus a Baron Fig = Sketching Heaven.
I use these almost exclusively for writing/sketching. They're awesome!
+1 for Sharpie pens. Pretty decent quality, plus they're cheap so I don't feel bad if one goes missing.
Muji 0.38mm gel pen, been my go-to pen for sketching and notes since uni. Ultra dependable, cheap, great flow, last for ages, can't go wrong.
I've been using Pilot FineLiner felt tip pens for pretty much everything since high school. I love how crisp the resulting lines and letters are, and I love how smooth they are on almost any surface.
I have a Parker silver/gold number on my desk for signing things but it rarely sees any use.
Lamy fountain pens. Cheap, and they make my sketches look pretty. Unless I smudge them.
Black & Red Pentel Sign Pens (black for shape, red for emphasis) -slender and light so they're easy to quickly sketch with, brush like tip so you can do mixed thickness (or like some co-workers just crush the nib into the page with a signature screeching noise)
Pilot V-7 (for detail and writing) - what can I say? It's a fine-line pen. Nice for writing cursive. I use 0.7mm