ABT PRO

Developed for professionals: ABT PRO is an alcohol-based marker - perfect for illustration, fashion design or architecture

ABT PRO: Marker for professionals

For elegant and natural lines: The first alcohol-based marker whose brush tip is dynamic and stable at the same time.

Together with professionals we developed ABT PRO, an alcohol-based marker, for professional use. With its two tips - and over 100 colours - you can express your creativity in an outstanding way. The ABT PRO’s ink flows slowly. As a result, the ink is easy to control and allows you to work with extreme precision. This is especially helpful for layering.

Tombow ABT PRO at a glance:

• Alcohol-based marker
• With brush tip and chisel tip
• Slim and ergonomically shaped
• Slow and easy-to-control ink flow for precised drawing
• 107 colors + blender

THE APPLICATION AREA

Illustration

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Architecture

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Fashion Design

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Manga

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Comic

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Product Development

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(Urban) Sketching

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"ABT PRO is a marker for creative professionals, but also hobby-creatives.“

Dagmar Gosejacob, illustrator

ABT PRO marker are available as single colors or in following sets:

Do you have questions about ABT PRO? Please contact us.

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What makes ABT PRO special? - Features and characteristics

ABT PRO is the marker for illustrators, architects, mangaka, cartoonists or designers. Why? Take a closer look at all the details.

Two tips: Brush tip and a chisle tip

ABT PRO has two tips: A flexible, dynamic brush tip and a chisle tip with a line width of 5,5 mm.

The brush tip

Many conversations with professional illustrators and other ceratives have shown us the following: The success of an artwork is determined by the quality and texture of the brush tip. For us, one additional reason to pay high attention to the brush tip of ABT PRO. The flexible nylon of the brush tip provides a particularly elegant swing that follows the natural hand movement well. For you as a creative it feels like you are drawing with a water-based brush pen. Thanks to its alcohol-base, you can blend different colors directly without water. Furthermore, the pen does not affect the paper - meaning the paper will not fray out like it often happens with water-based pens. Even the smallest details can be easily drawn with the dynamic brush tip. This makes your results much more controlled, dynamic and therefore perfect for professional use.

The chisel tip

A lot of traditional, Japanese know-how has been incorporated into the Tombow ABT PRO chisel tip.
But we modernized the material with Polyester. The line width of the chisel tip has been optimized for the special needs of illustrators, designers and architects. To be concrete: The maximum line width is 5,5 cm - and if you draw a line with the top of the tip you will get a 0,5 mm line. So you can draw vertical and horizontal strokes with many variants.

107 colors and blender for more variety in coloring

ABT PRO will be available in 107 colors. Even more color gradations can be achieved by blending two colors together or brightening with the blender pen.

The color decision aid: ABT PRO Bledngin Overview & Color Tracker as a PDF download.

Many colors offer you greater scope for development. That's great. But a large variety of colors can sometimes become confusing. Especially, if you illustrate professionally, things must be done quickly, you don't want to spend a lot of time with searching. The ABT PRO Blending overview with all colors at a glance is specifically designed for this purpose. If you want to keep track of your own ABT PRO colors, you can print the ABT PRO Color Tracker and mark your own colors.

You can brighten up colors or use the blender pen for a touch of colors.

ABT PRO Bledngin Overview & Color Tracker as a PDF download

Be inspired by other ABT PRO artists and their works of art. 

You want to be part of the Tombow family? Then tag your picture on Instagram with #tombowabtpro.

The ergonomics of ABT PRO

One thing is clear: You cannot work conveniently with a bulky and unwiedly pen. Your expressivness and creativity will suffer. ABT PRO is a filigree drawing tool. The thin design of the barrel lies gently in your hand. During a long period of use it is still comfortable.

The Blending Overivew - Find the perfect partner

To find the perfect partner for smooth blendings, you can use the ABT PRO blending overview. There we have summarised which colours can be blended within their colour families. 

Blending vs. Layering - What is the difference?

Blending is the continuous transition between two colors. Layering, on the other hand, means that colors are layed on the top of each other.
Depending on the type of paper, the colours can mix or overlap.

The letters in the overview stand for the respective colour family. Each row in the color wheel can be well blended with each other in this order.   

Farbfamilien

Color family
YG = Yellow Green
Y = Yellow
YR = Yellow Red
R = Red
RV =Red Violet
V = Violet
BV = Blue Violet
B = Blue
BG = Blue Green
G = Green

The last number of the ABT PRO color code determines the degree of brightness and saturation of the color.

Suitable paper for ABT PRO

Zuerst einmal: es gibt nicht „das eine“ Papier für ABT PRO. Allerdings ist es wichtig bei der Nutzung von Alkoholmarkern spezielles Papier zu verwenden.
Bei beispielsweise Druckerpapier oder herkömmlichen Journals blutet alkoholbasierte Tinte durch das Papier. Im schlimmsten Fall wird so das Blatt dahinter oder der Tisch verschmiert. Darüber hinaus beeinflusst das Papier mögliche Mal- und Zeichentechniken. Es sollte daher idealerweise Marker-, Layout- oder Bristolpapier verwendet werden. Diese Papiere sind für die Verwendung mit Markern geeignet, unterscheiden sich jedoch deutlich untereinander.

Marker- und Layoutpapier

Marker- und Layoutpapier ist üblicherweise mit ca. 70-75 g/m² sehr dünn, hat jedoch die Eigenschaft, dass die Farbe durch seine spezielle Herstellung nicht durchschlägt. Durch seine Beschichtung zieht die Farbe nicht direkt ein und benötigt länger um zu Trocknen. Somit kann sich beim Blenden mehr Zeit gelassen werden. Da die Farbe auch nach dem Trocknen noch auf der Oberfläche liegt, sind die Farben intensiver. Marker- und Layoutpapier sind ideal für das Erstellen von Skizzen für Architektur, Modedesign oder generelles Sketching.

Bristolpapier

Bristolpapier ist mit ca. 250 g/m² aus einem festen Material. Gerade bei einer längeren Arbeit oder dem Radieren von Vorzeichnungen ist dies von Vorteil, da es nicht so schnell knickt. Bristol Papiere haben eine glatte Oberfläche, wodurch der Marker angenehm darüber gleitet. Im Gegensatz zum Marker- oder Layoutpapier ist es deutlich saugfähiger, was gerade bei intensivem Layering wie bei dem Zeichnen von Illustrationen, Comics und Manga von Vorteil ist. Durch wiederholten Farbauftrag, kann auch auf dem Bristolpapier Farbintensität erreicht werden.

Je nach Hersteller gibt es auch innerhalb der Rubriken noch Unterschiede.

Du siehst, es kommt im Endeffekt darauf an, was und auf welche Art du mit den ABT PROs zeichnen möchtest. Teste dich am besten durch verschiedene Papiere, um das Richtige für dich zu finden. #esistkompliziert

ZEICHENBLOCK BRISTOL

PB-MARK
11,90 €

Do you have questions about ABT PRO? Please contact us.

support@tomboweurope.com • +49 6105 30964-0 • Contact form