NOTE: The first part of testing Diamine REGISTRAR’S can be found HERE .
After yesterday’s first sketch I immediately made another drawing, but left it to dry overnight. Today it was time to wash it and I decided to leave Ecoline out of the equation, as they can be strong on the underlying surface and not really suited for glazing effect in watercolors. I wondered if an ink of milder character, a standard fountain pen ink, would fare better and chose J.Herbin GRIS NUAGE for the task. The combination worked very well indeed – these two got along as the best friends, with no feathering and bleeding at all:
So the second round of testing ended even better than the first. Generally good news for those interested in doing ink&wash with fountain pens, especially for a planned kind of work at studio or home. But still questionable if one wants to complete the whole sketch in “plain air” style, not having the privilege to wait for the ink to completely bond with paper. How soon one can wash over Diamine REGISTRAR’S ink without worrying about smearing the lineart? Round three to the rescue!
NOTE: The third part of testing Diamine REGISTRAR’S can be found HERE .