What is your favorite ink?

I get this question probably more than any other. And, as I often say, it is an absolutely impossible question to actually answer, because my favorite ink changes from day to day or hour to hour based on the mood I’m in, the time of year, and the colors that I’m most drawn to at any particular time. Below are some of my favorites in various color families.

  • Black: I don’t use black inks, so I can’t help you here.
  • Blue:
  • Blue-Blacks:
    • In general, I like blue-blacks that are actually black blues: blue with black instead of black with a hint of blue.
    • De Atramentis Indigo Blue
  • Browns:
    • Caran d’Ache Grand Canyon (Discontinued)
    • Montblanc Toffee Brown
    • Bungubox Piano Mahogany
  • Greens:
  • Oranges
  • Purples
  • Reds:
  • Shimmer Inks (Inks with glitter in them)
    • J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor
    • Diamine Shimmertastic Purple Pazzazz
    • Diamine Shimmertastic Brandy Dazzle
  • Teals:
    • Robert Oster Fire & Ice
    • Sailor Yama-dori
  • Turquoises:
  • Yellow:
    • I don’t really use yellow inks.

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