Ink Swab: Rohrer & Klingner Sketch Ink Lotte

Rohrer & Klingner Lotte Drawing Ink

Here’s something I bought a few weeks back, it’s a bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Sketch Ink Lotte. It’s a waterproof black ink that I bought specifically so I can use it for drawing. I got it from a friend’s group buy, and I initially thought it would be very dark blue black, but turns out it’s a deep, inky black. I like the bottle that it came in, the opening is wide and comfortable to dip into. I like that little quirky drawing of a girl on the label.

Rohrer & Klingner Lotte Drawing Ink

I’ve been playing with this ink for several weeks already, and my initial impression is that it flows really wet. I used it with one of my wet medium nibs and it just gushed like a wet broad nib. So I went out and bought a Platinum Plaisir with a fine nib and that was a perfect fit for my drawing needs. If you need it for drawing fine lines, I suggest an xf or f nib. The color (in person) is a thick, rich black that has brown undertones. Compared with my favorite waterproof ink, Platinum Carbon, this one looks pretty flat or matte when dry. Platinum Carbon Black looks shiny when dry, so it pops on the page. This one looks more subdued. It is waterproof, I’ve tried layering watercolor washes on it. It also dries up pretty fast, about 10-15 seconds. Photos of the writing sample after the jump.

Rohrer & Klingner Lotte Drawing Ink

Rohrer & Klingner Lotte Drawing Ink

Rohrer & Klingner Lotte Drawing Ink

Rohrer & Klingner Lotte Drawing Ink

Overall, a pretty nice ink to use for drawing.

8 thoughts on “Ink Swab: Rohrer & Klingner Sketch Ink Lotte

  1. hello,may i know where can i buy this in the Philippines? It’s my little sisters birthday and she wanted this ink badly… I will wait for your response.
    Thank You!

    1. Hello, Ella. Are you a member of Fountain Pen Network Philippines? If yes, you can PM me and i’ll introduce you to the person who sold me the bottle. It was part of a group buy, so it’s not available in other stores pa. But maybe he has a bottle left. You can search for me sa fpnph sa facebook through my name, Pao Alfonso.

      1. Hello, Pao. i just liked and followed the page on facebook. how can i search for you on the page? should i leave a message?

        1. Oh, your membership needs to be approved pa nga pala. It should be approved soon. I’m on there as “Pao Alfonso”, just message or mention me in a comment and i’ll reach out to you.

  2. Hello, Sir! I can’t see any post on the page. I just leave a personal message on your messenger. Maybe it’s on request messages.
    Thank You!

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