Diamine Quartz Black Ink Review

Diamine Quartz Black Ink Review

Hi all!
Here’s a little mini visual review about Diamine Quartz Black.

I’m always on the hunt for drawing inks for my sketchbook, and this was an ink I picked up to try because I heard it was more of a dark grey rather thank a pure black ink.


As you can see, it’s not a waterproof ink – poor, sad, watercolor test girl! :P – but with a few light lines with this ink and water brush, it creates a nice grey-tone watercolor type drawing – a fun thing I like to do with sketches in my sketchbook – like the two sketches below, drawn with a Sailor 9018 fude nib, waterbrush, and UniPOSCA for white dots/lines – the creepy creatures in the back are inked with a Pentel pocket brush pen.

This ink also does well with alcohol based markers, the ink color is not a pure black, so the lines are slightly softer.

Overall I really like this ink for sketching in my sketchbook! I prefer it with my Sailor 9018 Fude nib fountain pen.

Do you have a favorite grey ink? (doesn’t have to be for drawing, just in general) :)

Thank you for reading/looking!

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(Images scanned in with minimal level adjustment and photos taken with Samsung Note 3. As with any ink scans and/or photos I try to be consistent in color. What you see on your monitor might not be the actual color, but it should be a fairly close representation.)

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