12 Days of Inkmas:  Krishna S Series Paakezah (Day 12)

12 Days of Inkmas: Krishna S Series Paakezah (Day 12)

Today is our final day of Inkmas! Thanks for following our crew as we have shared a fun bunch of inks. On day 12, I’m presenting a fun new ink that is beginning to show up at various retailers – Krishna Paakezah. This ink is a bright blue with slightly turquoise undertones and medium-high sheen.…

12 Days of Inkmas:  Sailor Manyo Ume (Day 5)

12 Days of Inkmas: Sailor Manyo Ume (Day 5)

Sailor Manyo Ume is one of my favorite inks lately – a burgundy with a touch of sheen, a bit of brown mixed in, one that sometimes shades, showing a pinkish red underneath. In comparison to a few other sheening burgundies, Ume doesn’t show much sheen and when it does, it isn’t bright. But this…

12 Days of Inkmas: Robert Oster Fire & Ice (Day 4)

12 Days of Inkmas: Robert Oster Fire & Ice (Day 4)

Robert Oster’s Fire and Ice (50mL for #$17) isn’t new, but I find myself reaching for it every holiday season. Something about that tealy blue and the red sheen feel perfect for addressing all of my holiday cards. So even if I haven’t seen it all year, it’s out and in a pen with at…

Ink Review: Sailor Virginia and Sailor Illinois

Ink Review: Sailor Virginia and Sailor Illinois

By Jessica Coles  Sailor started releasing a new lineup – the 50 States collection – early in 2019 with California and Colorado inks. Recently New York and Texas followed. I was surprised when Virginia and Illinois joined the set so quickly with only about 2 months between releases. Thank you to Dromgoole’s for sending over…

Ink Review: ColorVerse Purple Cosmo and NASA Blue

Ink Review: ColorVerse Purple Cosmo and NASA Blue

By Jessica Coles New inks are exciting; surprise new inks are even better! I received a package recently from Dromgoole’s that contained two new, surprise inks by ColorVerse – Purple Cosmo and NASA Blue. These inks are both Dromgoole’s exclusive inks that are available now at $15 for 30mL each either online or at their…

Ask The Desk: Muting Ink & Sheening Ink Colors

Ask The Desk: Muting Ink & Sheening Ink Colors

Carol asks: I wrote Brad Dowdy this question and he didn’t know however thought you might be able to help me understand. I am looking to find a way to desaturate some of my fountain pen inks. As an artist I’m looking to add ink lines, marks by drawing on top of my watercolor washes.…