Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Kelly Green Mandala in a Fabriano Classic Artist's Journal.
Kelly Green is a "New Century" Fountain Pen Ink "Launched in January 2006, New Century Fountain Pen Ink is available in 30 vibrant shades also suitable for any fountain pen brand"
Tested in a Paperblanks lined journal with off white pages in a medium nibbed Sailor Sapporo fountain pen.
The color? I'm thinking pea puree, or maybe one of Iron Chef Bobby Flay's signature herb sauces. This ink is saturated with great shading. I'm actually surprised at how saturated it is. It's the color of wheat grass juice from Jamba Juice. Good flow - but note that I'm testing it in one of my widest nibbed pens.
I'm not usually a big fan of green inks but this one? Three words. I'm keeping it. It's vibrant and fun and any ink that makes me want to draw is usually one worth holding on to.
Buy Diamine Inks in the UK at The Writing Desk or directly from Diamine and in the US from The Pear Tree Pen Company Ink is sold in 80ml glass bottles, 30 ml plastic bottles, and selected colors are available in cartridge form.