Natural Pigments Drawing Inks

£12.00

These drawing inks were conceived by two artists, Rebecca Wallace and Pip Seymour, who have a singular view on the properties which define good paint. Looking to avoid the forced over-saturated appearance of commercial paints brought about by a plethora of chemical additives obliterating the pigments true voice, Pip and Rebecca looked to use the best possible ingredients and the truest of pigments in a bare-boned recipe for a natural result reminiscent of historic materials. 

The result are unusual, complex, sophisticated colours otherwise rarely seen in commercial paints. They are particularly suited for a vintage antiquated style, whereby colours seem to already have lived.

These inks can be used for calligraphy (the darker ones are especially recommended for this purpose) as well as drawing and painting.

Details
Material: 30ml of liquid non-waterproof drawing ink (unsuitable for fountain pen use) 
Included: 1 x 30ml pot of liquid ink (each colour is sold 
separately)

Each pigment has a special story and has been lovingly been sourced by Rebecca and Pip - here is some background and information for use for each colour. 

Pigments:
Indian Ink: Shellac soap solution with black soot. Traditional Indian Ink. Dilutes with water, permanent when dry.

Paris Brown: Prepared from brown coal, dissolved to a brown stain with distilled water and lac dye. Makes beautiful gentle red-brown washes. 

Paris Red: Prepared from brown coal, dissolved to a brown stain with distilled water and lac dye. Makes beautiful gentle red-brown washes. 

Indigo: The plant material is bound in a gel paste of Gum arabic with preservative. 

Weld-Reseda: The plant material is bound in a gel paste of Gum arabic with preservative. 

Kendal Green: Dryer's Broom & Indigo - redolent of 17c-18c dyed textiles from Kendall (The 'Auld Grey Town), Cumbria. Stir before use. 

Madder Rose: The plant material is bound in a gel paste of Gum arabic with preservative. 

Mahogany: Wood Stain with preservative

Walnut: Wood Stain, from walnut hulls, unripe, with preservative.