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October 30, 2019
As any artist like myself reading this may know, October is often celebrated as Inktober - a month-long yearly challenge where we all focus on inks to make our work. I've taken part in a couple of the daily challenge prompts and had a wonderful time meeting other artists. Penfax is brimming with inks of every kind, and managed to keep stock afloat during inktober thankfully!
Lamy Crystal Inks deliver exceptional colour intensity and quality. The satisfying richness we look for in an ink when using it is certainly present here! I'd say it's most suited to creative lettering - it really facilitates the experience.
However, fountain pen ink is also very popular among traditional artists. The colours are uniquely deep and rich, and dried ink will often produce satisfying darkened "edge" effects outlining the layers. It's a very experimental medium, and due to its unconventional nature is still budding among people in the art community. Something I love about this is seeing revolutionary new techniques as they arise.
Give fountain pen inks a try!
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