Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 21

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 21’s door.

Day 21’s ink is Diamine Brandy Snap, and it’s a rich caramel brown with plenty of shading.

Diamine Brandy Snap.

A standard ink, but with a lot of shading:

A standard ink.

Here’s a Col-o-Ring swab of Diamine Brandy Snap. You can see the shading here.

Col-o-Ring swab.

I used a Platinum 3776 with a music nib to test out Diamine Brandy Snap, and the nib really allows the ink’s shading to show:

Platinum 3776 and Col-o-Ring swab.

I wasn’t up to drawing today, so an uninspired bottle of brandy and pile of brandy snaps is all I could bring myself to draw. You can see the shading in the text below:

Diamine Brandy Snap 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:

I really like the shading in Diamine Brandy Snap, and its warm, relatively bright colour. Even if you’re not a fan of brown inks, I think that you might like Diamine Brandy Snap, and fans of shading ink will love it.

6 thoughts on “Diamine Inkvent 2021 Day 21

  1. Tina Koyama

    I had to Google brandy snaps… had no idea! Congrats on your last chemo. I sincerely hope it is your last and that all you need to do now is grow strong and healthy again. Hang in there… the worst is over! Well, maybe not… I guess there’s still a bit of “worst” to come, but then it can only get better. 2022 will be a very good year!

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  2. Lola Lambert

    I’ve been waiting for you to get to this color! I absolutely love the shading and rich tones of this ink! I never would have imagined myself liking a brown ink so much, but I really am a sucker for beautiful shading! This color reminds me of honey burst which is one of my favorite Diamine inks!!! I literally swatched all of the inks within the first three days of receiving the calendar!

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