Here’s something ink-related I found at the Art Institute of Chicago last week.
It’s a copy drawing from the late 17th Century of a print based on a Van Dyck print. The unknown artist drew this with iron gall ink, more than 300 years ago.
Here’s a closer look, just because I think this part is so well done. Also because it shows that the ink is now brown.
I’m going to admit that my fourth or fifth thought upon looking at this was: I hope KWZ makes an iron gall ink in this color. I think I have ink on the brain.