Diamine Inks as an alternative watercolour medium?

It’s slowly starting to get there. I used 7 Diamine colours: Classic Red, Midnight Blue, Blue Black, Sunshine Yellow, Onyx Black, Peach and Ochre. To be honest I could have done it with five but the Peach and Classic Red just added that little extra. The sky and water were a dream to execute, those little bits of chromatography really do pack a punch. So, do fountain pen inks with bleach highlighting work as an alternative watercolour medium? I’m going to say yes! And with some. But it’s best you judge for yourselves.

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If you’d like to buy any of the original art featured on my site please contact me direct. I will do my upmost to add value to your investment over time. I am also accepting commissions for swatch tests. So, if you have a favourite ink(s) and some words for someone special, or maybe just for yourself, drop me a line and we can discuss further.

If you’d like to know more about this project, please take a look at the Mission Statement.

All tests on Bockingford 200lb watercolour paper using brushes and a Noodler’s Ahab for the ink work.

Just for the record – I do this for myself, I receive no remuneration what-so-ever and I tell it exactly how I see it.

If you’d like to know more about my techniques with fountain pen inks, I’m doing a workshop in September – workshop details below:

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