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 […]
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 […]
Chinese character drawn with calligraphy brush blending Waterman Purple, Quink Red and Quink Black with flicks of concentrated Domestos for extra effect.
Domestos on a Quink black and Waterman Southsea blue blend. Beautiful colours and the bleach gives a great neon effect.