Remember that others review these inks just for writing;
I am also interested in how they are used for ink-painting!
Properties of Krishna Pencil ink:
Krishna Pencil ink is crisp on all my papers, even Post-its, no feathering. I have it in a fine pen, but it appears to dry in normal time, no smearing. As is true so far wiht all Krishna inks, it is highly soluble. The brush moves the color, easily, and when scrubbed/rewet it shows all the grey to purple-grey colors. I could produce no sheen, but that is okay by me. Sheen is a fun by product but not the reason I buy an ink.
Placed onto a paper towel and hit with water, you can also see the green that pulls out of it. I’m not fond of the color mauve, but for some reason I like this color!
Above, watercolors from Daniel Smith which resemble this ink:
Shungite, Amethyst, Peimontite — all Primateks or mineral watercolors.*
I was unable to find out if the inks are lightfast, and have not performed my own tests.
Most artists who use ink are making prints of their work —
But ink-painting is becoming more popular so maybe it is time!
I love their little glass bottles… Simple, squatty body, nice shape for filling pens, and does not tip easily. At its price point it is a nice ink to add when you want to make shipping minimums! You can try the hand-made inks for almost the cost of a sample in some other higher priced inks — so that allows many bottle to be bought!
From their website: “Krishna Inks is the brainchild of Dr. Sreekumar, a medical professional by day. He brings his passion from his younger days, when he would grind and turn fountain pens. Dr. Sreekumar, a believer of the “Make in India” campaign, hand makes these inks at his workshop in Kerala, India.”
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