Category: Ink Review

Diamine Royal Blue ink review

20 December 2013 By ian

Diamine Royal Blue is blue. There isn’t a whole lot more to say about it. It’s rather a pleasant blue. There’s a smidgen of shading but not much. It’s rather on the wet side and slower drying than most other Diamine blues. Here is a little video of me working on the doodle. It features […]

Pelikan Edelstein Amber ink review

17 December 2013 By ian

This is a lovely ink! How often do I say that? Rather a lot. I do like inks. I mean it every time though. Some inks are just a fundamentally beautiful colour and, to be honest, that’ll do it for me on its own. But others, like Pelikan Edelstein Amber for example, have character, have […]

Organics Studio Copper Turquoise ink review

8 December 2013 By ian

Organics Studio have great branding and make lovely inks. This is a turquoise with character. It’s fairly quick drying, is a great colour and has some decent shading going on too. It’s going to get quite frequent use, I suspect. Monsieur notebook, Rotring Esprit medium nib

Diamine Cult Pens Deep Dark Red Ink

5 December 2013 By ian

This is really lovely! A very dark and saturated red ink, almost brown… but not quite. Some inks make you want to pick up a pen, any pen, and write; this is one of them. Have I mentioned it’s lovely? It is! Very lovely. And dark and red. azande asked: How does compare to Diamine […]

Diamine Beau Blue ink review

29 October 2013 By ian

Another lovely shade of blue from Diamine. The colour looks a bit washed out in this photo but that’s actually a fair reflection of this ink. It’s a very pale and delicate colour. Too pale for me for day to day writing because, particularly with medium or fine nibs, it’s hard to read. If you’re […]