Tag: ink

Julia on New Year’s Day (sketch)

20 March 2015 By ian

Julia and I go for a walk by the sea every New Year’s Day. This picture was drawn using Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink. I started it using my Platinum #3776 Sai until I realised that repeatedly dotting a piece of paper with the nib of my most expensive pen perhaps wasn’t the most sensible idea, […]

Noodler’s Ink Sampler giveaway winners

15 November 2014 By ian

I clearly don’t have very many European readers because there weren’t a lot of entries for this. On the one hand, that’s a shame because they’re great inks (mostly) but on the other hand it means I can bend the rules a little and send the prize of sets of four Noodler’s ink samples to […]

Kaweco ink cartridge giveaway

16 October 2014 By ian

Kaweco have a range of eight inks most of which are very lovely. Some are really quite special. One is a little bit horrid. Kaweco were kind enough to send me one of each ink in a bottle and in packs of six cartridges. I am giving away the full set of cartridges to one […]

Kaweco Caramel Brown ink review

7 October 2014 By ian

This is the last of the eight inks Kaweco sent me to review. It’s the last because I’ve been putting off trying it. A Fool With a Pen described it as hideous and he and I often have very similar tastes, so I wasn’t looking forward to using Caramel Brown at all. Was he right? […]

Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same (Autumn Shower) ink review

25 February 2014 By ian

Despite Informal Scribble’s praise of Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same in his wonderful review, I would not personally have chosen a grey ink. This bottle was a Christmas present. It turns out that Mr Scribble was completely correct and this is a beautiful ink. There’s so much shading, it goes from pale grey to not far off […]