Ink Pen Heaven: Day 8

Well, this morning I took a 40% off coupon with me to Michael’s and lo and behold, they had their ink shelf stocked with Higgins Ink!  I got a bottle of Black Magic — an “Intense semi-flat black finish produces the most opacity available… Blends with Higgins Pigmented Inks.”

It works beautifully with my crow quill pen nib — fine lines without gooping up.  And black, black, black.  I really put it to the test too — drawing over artist paint crayon and oil pastel.













To me it looks like winter sunset or maybe the woods after a fire goes past and it is still raging.  It will probably end up on a journal page in the future.  It’s drawn on 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″  light cardstock.

I’ll save my India ink for coarser nibs that can handle its thickness and produce thicker lines.  But for detail black, this is the best!


About wander2home

I'm retired from "real work" -- but I've found some real work in the art that I do.

Posted on July 23, 2011, in Learning and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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