Tag: iroshizuku

Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji Ink Review

22 September 2015 By ian

Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji (“Autumn Leaves”) is a gorgeous pinkish cherryish red with not a little gold sheen in it where it pools. It’s fairly quick to dry and flows well. Here I am doodling the Inkling (and in the process spelling Iroshizuku wrong). I received a sample of this from Pure Pens as part of […]

Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki Shikibu Ink Review

8 September 2015 By ian

Murasaki Shikibu means Japanese Beautyberry. This is a very pretty name for a very pretty ink. It’s the first purple ink I’ve found that I really enjoy writing with. It flows well and dries quickly. Here I am doodling the Inkling. This sample was sent to me by Pure Pens, who offer a range of […]

Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku Ink Review

11 August 2015 By ian

Pilot Iroshikuku Shin-Ryoku (Forest Green) is a lovely dark pine green. It dries quickly, flows well, and has some interesting though subtle shading. This sample was sent to me by Pure Pens to launch their new ink sample service. This is a fantastic way of trying out some of the more expensive inks and is […]

Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake Ink Review

28 July 2015 By ian

Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake (Sunset) is a lovely orange ink with decent dry times, a good flow and some shading. Not as bright and cheery as Sailor Jentle Apricot but a nice happy colour nevertheless. It definitely needs a good wide nib to get the best out of it. Here I am doodling the Inkling. You […]

Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin Ink Review

17 February 2015 By ian

This is a beautiful green. The name means Bamboo Forest but for me this colour conjures up freshly cut grass or, because everything reminds me of food, a lovely salad on a hot summer’s day. Here I am doodling the Inkling. I really do love this ink. It dries quickly, has a lot of shading, […]