Another Example of Iron Gall Ink, This One Just a Bit Older

Pen and iron gall ink copy drawing by unknown Italian artist

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.

IMG_3227 detail

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.

Ink Review: KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise

KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise ink

KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise. This is an ink I first saw in a letter from a friend, at which time I thought “wow.” Now, after weeks of using KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise, I still think “wow.”  It’s a darker blue-green than many turquoise inks, with lovely shading, and great presence on the page.

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