12 Days of Inkmas: Day 11 – Troublemaker Foxglove

By Jessica Coles

Inkmas 2019

Welcome to another edition of the 12 days of Inkmas! On day 11, we are looking at another new ink.

Troublemaker Inks did not put out a lonely ink in their newest release – Sea Glass was accompanied by Foxglove. Foxglove is a lovely mediumsaturation violet or lilac colored ink. Like other Troublemaker inks, Foxglove comes in a dark plastic bottle with simple packaging of paper and twine.

One thing needs to be stated before this review goes any further. This is a BEST ink. Why? Because this ink is:

Foxglove is a perfect purple. It shades from a light lilac to a dark grape, with heavy undertones of pinkish-purple and a halo of deep blue.

The shading in Foxglove is reminiscent of Vinta Maskera, but the base color in Foxglove is darker and closer to red. The lightest portions of the ink swatch are quite close to Graf von Faber Castell’s Violet Blue but in writing, the closest match is Sailor Fuji-Musume although Foxglove is slightly darker.


In a writing sample, the various colors of Foxglove are easy to see – the title shows many shades of purple while the writing is just a perfect purple.

Even in normal writing, the shading is incredible. Not that Foxglove shades dramatically, but it shows several colors during the shading. Violet to blue to lilac with spots of pink where the ink has pooled most heavily.

Have you ever seen so many purples all in one ink before? Have I mentioned this ink is PURPLE? Perfect purple.

There should be no doubt about purchasing this ink – if you love purple, write with purple, like purple or have ever thought about purple, buy this ink. Perhaps we can get the message to all ink manufacturers that PURPLE is the number one choice for ink.

The drawing below was ripped off from inspired by the artwork on the label of the Foxglove ink bottle.



DISCLAIMER: All materials used in this review were purchased by me. Please see the About page for more details.


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