Friday, February 24, 2012
Diamine Bilberry Ink
One of the new Diamine inks is Bilberry, a really deep purple with the barest hint of blue in it. I had to give this a long, hard look to see if the color was a true purple or whether it leaned to blue or red, and I have to say it does go a touch to the blue side.
Two other colors to show against it are EVERFLO Orchid (below) and J. Herbin Violette Pensee (right). Both are truer purple colors, no where near as dark as Bilberry.
Drying time is okay, my Monte Verde Invincia medium nib might have had more to do with the large amount of ink laid down than for that to be a quality of the ink itself. And it's not water resistant, so if you get your writing wet it will definitely fade. But I'm more interested in the color, which does have a beautiful subtle shading to it.
Definitely if you want something a bit more interesting than black you should try out this new Diamine color (and take a look at Ancient Copper as well).