Diamine Night Sky shimmer

Diamine Night Sky Ink Review

This is one of Diamine’s shimmery inks and it’s quite a tasteful one (unlike some). The silver sparkles nicely against the black and it really does feel like a crisp winter’s night sky. Here I am doodling the Inkling. You’re not going to get the best out of this ink[…]

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Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi ink review

Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi Ink Review

Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi is a great black, flat and neutral in tone, like a lump of coal. It’s not as black as, say, Aurora Black but it’s not far off. I really like this one. Here I am doodling the Inkling. You can find some more reviews of Pilot Iroshizuku[…]

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Diamine Onyx Black ink review

Diamine Onyx Black Ink Review

Diamine Onyx Black is a good dark black ink. It’s the darkest of Diamine’s blacks and is quite a neutral colour, just as a real black should be. It’s a good wet ink but quite slow to dry. There’s some interesting sheen when the ink pools but that isn’t noticeable[…]

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Kaweco Pearl Black ink review

Kaweco Pearl Black ink review

This is a good neutral and very dark black. If that’s what you’re after I’d say it’s pretty much on a par with Aurora Black. Here I am doodling the Inkling. Many thanks to Kaweco for sending me this bottle to keep and review. I tried not to let their[…]

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Private Reserve Black Cherry ink review

Private Reserve Black Cherry ink review

This is a great reddish purplish black with a little shading and good dry times. Here I am doodling the Inkling. Yet again, I used up all the sample in the pen and so couldn’t do my usual bits and pieces for the review.

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