Copic - quite pricey but worth the money - I get mine on sale at Hobby Lobby and when they have a coupon for 40% any one item, you can bet I will have a Copic marker in one hand and a coupon in the other
Staedtler - wonderfully fine .3mm tip in a rainbow of colors and in a nifty case that folds to stand up - again Hobby Lobby or Office Depot The only thing I don't like about the Copic markers is that they bleed through and since my journals and sketchbooks have a big variety of paper, this happens quite a bit. Like on this page, on the bottom left the blue marker bled through but I use it as an opporunity to paste a drawing I made that was on a scrap paper when I didn't have my book with me. Actually I have quite a bit of "floating" random doodles. I will spend an afternoon when no inspiration is to be found and glue them on the pages of the current journal.
this is the journal I curl up in bed with it is my biggest secret rarely do I show pages from it that is changing remember this text book from grade school, forget about it - you are probably too young anyway, this is the journal that keeps me company everyday it isn't pretty it isn't artistic it is just a journal I have been in a bad habit of only showing my "pretty" pages from the visual and art journals but in this book it's just what it is a diary type of journal that says - I WAS HERE, this is ME and this is WHAT I WAS DOING mostly it's just mindless doodling, notes and random poor sketching but isn't that what our days are all about so DON"T hesitate in starting a journal, don't get all hung up on making perfect pretty pages
just start right NOW, make your own life story book
and in other news seven jars of Lemon Suck canned and ready for tea
btw, that's not me with the grocery cart of beer, I was doodling while waiting in the check out line