Inkvent Day #17: Diamine Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt is a bold blue standard ink.
It’s a bright blue ink color with a bit of shading.
My swatch card shows a lovely coppery sheen.
Depending on the lighting, it could also be a rose gold sheen.
Here’s my Conklin fountain pen with rose gold trim. It could be my pen picks up some of the rose gold sheen. Still, quite an amazing color for a standard ink.
For use in my artwork, I would lessen this intense blue color by adding water.
At first, Thunderbolt looks like a regular blue ink color and I thought I would do a quick blog post for this morning. I am apparently wrong about this. This is a bold blue ink that leans a bit towards purple. The color reminds me of Robert Oster’s Dragon’s Night (purple leaning blue). It also reminds me of Diamine Kensington Blue. Thunderbolt sits somewhere in between these two colors.
The sheen is stunning in this blue ink. Upon further inspection, I can see a combination of copper and rose gold. I believe it’s the sheen that is making this standard blue color appear more interesting and lively.
Ink: Diamine Thunderbolt (standard)
Pens: Glass dip pen. Automatic pen. Conklin Duragraph Exclusive Brushed Titanium with rose gold trim.
Journal: GLP Creations with TRP (68gsm)
Paper: Grumbacher Mixed Media