Diamine Yellow Ochre, Sepia and Chocolate Brown – All three of these inks behave in a similar way. They bleed easily when added to water with a mottled sediment at the breakdown of the wash suggesting more colour pigmentation in solution. […]
Diamine Blue Black – Doesn’t rush to blend with water which suggests that’s it’s a slightly thicker fluid BUT what gorgeous blue colours appear at the breakdown? Turns a beautiful gold colour when subjected to bleach. A lovely […]
Diamine Majestic Blue – Bleeds easily when added to water with very slight hints of pink in the lightest washes. Turns a beautiful gold colour when subjected to bleach. A lovely rich dark blue ink […]
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.