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Inktober 2018 – Day 01; Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus

Inktober 01 - R&K Helianthus

Whoops! I almost missed the first day of Inktober, but I managed to get things done just in time. If you don’t know what Inktober is then check out the official website here, or if you don’t want to click away I’ll quote it here for you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.I created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve my inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.



Now Inktober has a theme for each day so technically I’m already breaking one of the guidelines by note adhering to it, but they are not rules, just guidelines! So technically I’m in the clear. ๐Ÿ˜›

For me though, Inktober is about the inks. I love the colors and I love beautiful pictures, but I’m not the artistic type and neither do I wish to improve my drawing skills. With that said I have to tell you that I’m not the person who did this drawing, but rather a very good and talented friend of mine. She is called Eli Tempfli and this is her first drawing with a fountain pen ink! We hope you guys like it! During this month, I’ll post pictures done by me and her using fountain pens inks!

Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus (50 ml bottled ink) Ink Swab
Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus (50 ml bottled ink) Ink Swab

As you can see from the swab and the picture, Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus is a beautiful saturated yellow going over to the orange side of the color spectrum. The ink itself is rather wet and because of that it’s a smooth writer. The downside is that runny ink with produce thicker line so you should take this into consideration when you’re purchasing a bottle.

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