Friday, August 28, 2009

Review: Diamine Coral Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Coral

Diamine New Century Coral fountain pen ink tested in a Paperblanks lined journal with off-white pages. EF Lamy Safari fountain pen.

Not sure what color this ink wants to be. It's a pinky-orange with some very cool shading. (Orange with pink undertones) Flow is pretty good but a little dry for my tastes. I'm having trouble thinking of something that is this color. I don't know that I would think of it as a coral. It's not a color that really speaks to me but it's a fun color with good saturation that I'm sure some people will love.

Mandala Doodle

Art was created by drawing with the Coral ink and then lightly pulling some of the color into the white spaces with a Niji Waterbrush. Fountain pen inks work a lot like watercolor paints as they are water based. Notice that more pink than orange was pulled out with the brush.

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.

1 comment:

Gentian said...

Nice Mandala. I really like colour of the wash.

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