Everything Calligraphy was kind enough to send me some samples of the recent addition to their product line–Blaze Wu handmade calligraphy inks. I truly enjoy testing these inks out. The colors are great, and the ink is nicely viscous so that it plays very well with the c3 nib I bought to try these inks out.
Here’s a short (well, as short as I can manage with 8 different colors) rundown and description of each ink.
Murky Clouds Obscure the Sun
What a very long name. This one’s dark grey with sparkly silver sheen. Look at that sparkle! Kinda reminds me of stormy grey but the sparkly bits are finer and more pronounced here. A friendly tip, don’t forget to stir well as you dip so that the glittery particles will be evenly distributed.
This really reminds me of silver linings around clouds. I like the base color of grey. Here’s a closer look at this ink:
Victoria’s Velvety Skirt
This one’s a nice rose color. It’s bright and happy, and does look a bit velvety. This soft, old-rose base has a gold sheen to it.
It’s a very pleasant, soft-looking color. A few close ups of the writing sample: