Diamine Inkvent 2022 Day 13: Upon a Star

It’s day 13 of Diamine Inkvent, and I almost didn’t create this review because I had a late afternoon post cancer heart echocardiogram at the hospital and I was sure that I was in for at least a two hour wait. Thankfully my wait was much shorter (and even more thankfully my heart survived everything that cancer and chemo threw at it), so here’s today’s review.

Day 13

Day 13’s ink is another chameleon one: Diamine Upon a Star. Let’s all pause and acknowledge that this is just a beautiful name for an ink. Upon a Star is a royal blue ink with green, purple, blue chameleon shimmer that makes me think of peacock tail feathers.

Diamine Upon a Star bottle

Diamine Upon a Star is a saturated royal blue with a good amount of the somewhat tiresome but well know red sheen. The sheen can easily overshadow the chameleon glitter, and so the effect can sadly pretty easily be lost.

Diamine Upon a Star swab on a Col-o-Ring

I’m still watching Dinsey’s the Magic of Animal Kingdom (it’s very good, even if I’m not 100% in love with Josh Gad’s narrating style) and so I drew a macaw to test out this ink. I was using a Lamy Safari fine nibbed pen and the chameleon effect is almost entirely lost beneath the shimmer.

Diamine Upon a Star macaw sketch on 52gsm Tomoe River paper

I have too many inks in this shade of blue to even consider Diamine Upon a Star, especially considering that its chameleon effect just looks like red sheening or disappears under the red sheening most of the time. It’s a nice ink to have a little sample of, but not one that I plan on purchasing in the future.

Writing sample on 68g Tomoe River paper

4 thoughts on “Diamine Inkvent 2022 Day 13: Upon a Star

  1. Li

    Happy that your heart is staying strong! I have an inkvent calendar myself and have been tuning in for your reviews daily, really enjoying the read and thank you so much for posting 😃!

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