It’s been a frustrating day at Raven Towers.
In preparation to move my caricature work into a Watercolour folio, I wanted to find some proper waterproof ink (as you know, I use watercolour for the base of my caricature sketches, and having waterproof ink is a must). So, here is what I’ve tried…
- Noodlers Bullitproof Black Ink (in various fountain pens)
- Platinum Carbon Ink (in various fountain pens)
- Sumi Ink
- Kuretake Black Ink 60
- Winsor & Newton Indian Ink (my last resort)
- Various pigment markers - such as Sakura, Faber PITT, DR, Kuretake Mangaka
The results were dissapointing…..
As you can see, virtually everything apart from the W&N and the pigment markers wasn’t waterproof – even ink that specifically said that it was.
So, I’m left using either pigment markers, or W&N if I want to use brush or dip pen – fountain pens are OUT (a real shame, as I like my Rotring Artpens…) I might have to try some Rotring drawing ink and compare that…