I was in Dover harbour last weekend when a cheeky Seagull perched nearby. I was captivated by the brilliant yellows and oranges of its beak and eyes against its white plumage and the dark sky. It got […]
9 more inks tested – of note: Sheaffer Skrip Black: One of my trusted mates. A great writing ink with all the qualities needed for creating art. Reacts gold with bleach and blends well. Parker Quink Black: The […]
Six more tests – 4 of note: Noodlers X-Black Feather – as it says on the tin! Nothings gonna effect this! Pelikan Green – a real blender! Moves through water like a dream. Waterman Havanna – […]
This triptych was created using Scheaffer black, brown, red and turquoise inks with the calligraphy and marks made with bleach and bleed proof using a zebra G nib in a dip pen.
Alphabet blends onto thick rough watercolour stock using a calligraphy brush Left: Diamine red dragon, ox blood, bilberry Right: Pilot Iroshizuku fuju-gaki, yama-budu, kon-peki – these inks are really lovely to work with! All with […]
Just got hold of some ink samples – 18 in total. Tried one on watercolour paper (top half) and the other cartridge paper (bottom half). As you’ll see, the inks react differently on the two papers. On […]