Let’s take a look at the Rohrer & Klingner sketchINKs ink – PART 1: Carmen, Jule, Frieda, Emma, Thea and Lotte. PART 2: Klara, Marlene, Vroni & Lilly. These dip pen, paintbrush, rollerball, and fountain pen-friendly drawing inks are waterproof and lightfast. They come in wide-mouth, 50ml glass bottles and are great value for money coming in at around $10 US each from Jackson’s.
For swatching inks, the spoken standard is Tomoe River paper, but I really like swatching my inks on Marker Paper as it does a great job at showing shading and sheen (does not show shimmer as well as Rhodia). Yes, it does warp and crinkle when wet (similar to Tomoe River) and it is probably not as perfect for some as Tomoe River, but that is OK with me as it is cheaper and easier to get your hands on. Japanese Campus paper is also a great choice for swatching because it shows shading and sheen really well also, and it comes pre-punched so you can get a binder for it for storage. You have to get the right campus paper though, make sure to look for the “Sarasara” line, as is a bit smoother compared to their “Shikkari” line.
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🌈 Rohrer & Klingner sketchINK