Watercolor Marker Comparison: Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers vs. Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

Comparing two watercolor markers: Albrecht Durer and Goldfaber Aqua

Watercolor markers are a modern tool that can change the way you create your art. Having the magic of vibrant watercolors contained in a handy marker allows for versatility in the way you create as well as where you can create. Faber-Castell offers two watercolor marker lines, Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers, serving artists of every skill level. Both watercolor marker lines offer a quality creative experience while having characteristics that set them apart from one another. Which watercolor marker line is best for you? Let’s compare them and find out!

Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers

Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers:

Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers were created with the beginner and hobby artist in mind. These great quality markers offer endless opportunities for creativity. They are the perfect tool for lettering, comic and mandala art, sketching, illustrating, coloring and more!

With the development of Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers, Faber-Castell took another step forward in our sustainability efforts creating the marker barrels and caps out of 100% recycled plastic and their packaging out of environmentally friendly cardboard from recycled paper.

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Markers

Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers:

Created to deliver the highest-quality watercolor marker experience, Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers are ideal for professional artists. Highly pigmented with high lightfastness, artists can trust these markers will deliver the premium quality their art deserves with vibrant watercolors that will not fade over time.  Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers are ideal for watercolor painting, hand lettering, mixed media, calligraphy, sketching, and more.

Dual Nibs:

Both Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers come with two nibs, offering versatility in their use.


Two Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers


Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers are created with a fineliner and brush nib. The fineliner nib is flexible and thin, measuring at 0.4mm it is the ideal nib for adding small details, contours, thin lines, and lettering. The fineliner nib is metal cased to prevent the nib from breaking. The brush nib is thick and flexible, perfect for drawing, painting, and hand lettering.

Example of Albrecht Durer Watercolor Marker with ink sample

Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers are created with a brush and fiber-tip bullet nib. The design of the brush nib allows for various strokes of thickness and is ideal for watercolor painting, drawing, and hand lettering. The 1-2mm bullet nib is great for spontaneous sketching, fine lines, and detailed work.


The ink used in our markers is perhaps the biggest differentiator between the two. Although the ink composition is different, both Goldfaber Aqua Dual Marker and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Marker ink is non-toxic, odorless, and water-based.

Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers are created with water-based dye. Developing the markers with dye has allowed us to provide a broader range of bright vibrant new colors than achievable with pigmented ink. Use the ink on its own or add water to create watercolors.

Albrecht Durer watercolor ink  

Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers continue their promise of delivering the highest-quality artistic experience with water-based pigment ink. Pigmented ink holds its color better, with each watercolor marker ranking high or maximum lightfastness. Just like the Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers, Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers can be used on their own or mixed with water to create watercolors.


Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers are available in 60 vibrant colors. These markers are available individually as well as in four assorted color sets and eight themed sets.

Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers are available in 30 colors. Each color is a part of our unique color matching system encompassing other high-quality Faber-Castell products such as Pitt Artist Pens, Polychromos Color Pencils, and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils. Our color matching system allows artists to create multi-media art using the same colors throughout different media. 

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