Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 12

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 12’s door.

Day 12’s ink is Diamine Stargazer. It’s a navy/denim blue with a red sheen and a blue shimmer.

Diamine Stargazer.

Shimmer and sheen.

Shimmer and sheen.

Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Stargazer. While it’s not as “party time” as yesterday’s Diamine Party Time, it’s still an attractive ink that I can see people using to write greeting cards with.

Col-o-Ring swab.

I used a Diplomat Aero Champagne with a fine nib to test out Diamine Stargazer.

Diplomat Aero Champagne and Col-o-Ring swab.

Here’s a better view of the red sheen and the blue shimmer:

I decided to draw an astronaut and rover gazing onto a field of random stars to test this ink out. There is some shading, but it’s hard to see it with the sheen and shimmer that’s going on.

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 Stargazer can pass as a “serious” ink quite easily because of its base dark blue colour. I don’t need another ink in this shade, but if I did, I would probably buy a bottle of this ink, because it’s such a fun twist on a “office appropriate” ink colour.

3 thoughts on “Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 12

  1. Daphna Kedmi

    I have no idea about pens, and ink, and sketching, and yet I am following your reviews and enjoying each and every one of them. And that, my friend, is your writing talent (a subject upon which I do have an opinion, as you know…). Your ability to make a subject interesting, even if your reader (me) has no understanding whatsoever about the subject matter, now that is a challenge! Keep it up, and be well!

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