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Giotto Turbo Markers | Review

First of all, a huge thank you to Leo d’V Art Learning Center for sending me these Giotto Markers 🙂 I thank you from the bottom of my artist heart. They are the distributors of Giotto and Lyra here in the Philippines. Do check out their Facebook Page and Website if you’re into arts/ appreciate art.

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Turbo Fine Tip Color and Turbo Maxi Tip Color 🙂

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This came along with the package~ How awesome is that? Looks a lot like me, right? 😀 Ugh calligraphy skills~ I covet!

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Scanned thru the 2013 catalogue. Died and went straight to heaven. I want to try the other art materials especially the Lyra Aqua Brush Duo, Gold/Silver art pens, and Giotto Decor textile. Aahh /artgasm.

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• Long lasting super resistant nib ø2.8mm
• Ventilated cap, tight fitting nib, choke-free stopper
• Non-toxic water-based ink
• Available in 6, 12, 24, and 36 colors

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• Maxi fiber pens, water-based colors
• Ventilated choke-proof cap, child-proof stopper
• Extra strong, tight-fitting nib ø5mm
• Non-toxic, water-based ink
• Available in 6, 12, and 18 colors

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Size comparison

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L (Maxi); R (Fine)

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Quick lineart I did a few days ago. You might have recognized it if you follow me on Instagram! (@Crissey8) 🙂 I used Unipins to ink this artwork.

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PS: I had to cheat on the skin color because the color flesh isn’t available in the pack.

As you can see, the colors are highly pigmented. Unlike other markers I have tried (Not including the pro-markers like Copic and Letraset), the quality of the nib is quite good. It doesn’t fray even when continuous pressure and friction is applied. I like how the maxi markers are easy to hold – I think this is beneficial especially for kids who are just starting to learn how to hold and use pens. Downside to these markers is that it doesn’t blend together (check out the hair). Also, you can’t really go over the lines/strokes again because it makes the paper thinner and thinner after each stroke– paper will get ruined, yikes!

However, it’s great for single strokes (Stripes on dress) and filling in solid/single-color areas (yellow pillow). This leads me to the conclusion that these markers are better suited for people whose art style doesn’t require blending and different pen pressure strokes given that the nib is hard and not the brush type (lol,what). I can totally see myself using this on my fashionary and quick doodles. Quite an impressive variety of colors too! People with children/youngsters in the family might want to consider getting these set of markers for their little ones. I’m sure it’ll bring a smile to their faces~ Added bonus is that it’s child friendly too! 🙂

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Hope this helps <3

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