Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Diamine Old English Royal Blue ink tested in a fine nibbed Pelikan M200 fountain pen on off-white ruled Paperblanks paper.
When I first tested this ink I thought, "Another blue... yawn." I typically like my "regular" blues to be dark and very saturated. (Think Majestic Blue) I initially found nothing special about this ink until I started to draw with it and saw some very interesting shading.
Really nice flow, some shading and moderately saturated.
Still not sure what to make of it, though I think it's unlikely I'd use it as everyday blue.
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.