Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 7

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 7’s door.

Day 7’s ink is Diamine Candle Light. It’s a standard yellow colour, and the first bright and festive ink of the bunch. Hooray!

Diamine Candle Light.

Nothing standard about an ink that fits the Christmas theme in this year’s Inkvent, but Candle Light is a standard ink:

A standard ink.

Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Candle Light. It’s a bright orangey yellow with a good amount of outlining and some shading. It dries darker on the page, so take that into consideration when selecting a nib size for it (I wouldn’t go less than medium for this).

Col-o-Ring swab.

I used a Pelikan Pelikano with a medium nib to test this ink out.

Pelikan Pelikan and Col-o-Ring swab.

I decided to draw a lion in a savannah for this one, and you can see the outlining and the shading quite well here:

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:

Diamine Candle Light is the bright and cheerful ink we’ve been waiting for this Inkvent. It’s also a surprisingly legible yellow, and if I was in search of a yellow ink I definitely would have given it a try. It reminds me of Caran d’Ache Saffron, which is my favourite yellow to date. Will I be purchasing a full bottle of this? No, because I rarely use yellow inks. Is it a fantastic yellow ink? Yes it is.

3 thoughts on “Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 7

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