Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 4

Caveat: this year’s Inkvent appears to have elusive ink colours. I suggest reading my description of the inks and not going by the photos alone, and comparing my results with those of other reviewers. 

The Diamine Inkvent calendar is an advent calendar with 24 tiny (12ml) bottles of fountain pen ink behind 24 doors, and a larger, 30ml, bottle of ink behind the 25th door. All the inks are limited edition, and, at the moment, only available through this calendar.

Day 4’s door.

Day 4’s ink is Diamine Tempest. It’s a shimmering ink in an indigo/blue black colour with silver sparkles in it.

Diamine Tempest.

Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Tempest. It was photographed slightly lighter than it appears in real life. The basic colour is a gorgeous and rich Indigo or blue-black, and the shimmer is subdued enough to allow the ink’s shading to show through.

Col-o-Ring swab.

I used a Lamy Safari Terracotta with a fine nib to test this ink out.

Lamy Terracotta and Col-o-Ring swab.

I had to draw a ship in a tempest to test out this ink. It’s quite a dark ink, and the shimmer isn’t in your face – it reminds me of last Inkvent’s Diamine Solstice.

Diamine Tempest on Tomoe River paper.

This was drawn on a Kanso Sasshi 3.5” x 5.5” Tomoe River Paper notebook (the notebooks I have were bought in 2016, and so they contain the old Tomoe River paper).

Finally, I wrote a page in my Midori Journal:

This is not a festive or cheery ink, but I still love it. Something about having such a dark and “serious” colour paired with a subtle shimmer really speaks to me, and I’m quite likely to buy a full bottle of Diamine Tempest should I get the opportunity to.

3 thoughts on “Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 4

  1. C Dyson

    I’m enjoying these left-field choices of colours too- much more interesting so far than last year (though there were some great choices then too). I guess they covered the obvious choices last year and are now exploring more moody options. Loved the first colour, Seize the Night, and haven’t been disappointed with the others which exhibit some interesting effects when swabbed. Please keep going, this is such a bonus and much appreciated.

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