Tom Norton Walnut Ink Drawing Stick
With Tom Norton’s Walnut Drawing Ink you experience the richness of color and superior rendering capabilities loved by the world’s most famous artists. This lovely ink is intensely pigmented, water soluble and creates beautiful warm browns. Outstanding performance with watercolor techniques such as layering to darken tones or adding water for light washes. You can also use a wet brush to lift color.
Rembrandt, Leonardo Da Vinci and Vincent Van Gogh are just a few of the artists that have used walnut inks in their drawings!
Walnut Drawing Ink
Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Inks owe it’s reputation for supreme quality, to it’s unique formula which uses premium imported pigments. Experience the unique characteristics and beauty of the ink used by the Old Masters – Without the acidic qualities of the old formula that fades, is highly acidic and damages paper over time. Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Inks are extremely lightfast.
Tom Norton’s Darkening Medium is not an ink, but an additive to be used to darken the original ink when a drawing needs that extra punch. Some artists choose to add black India ink to darken the color of Walnut Ink. This will work, but you sacrifice the unique characteristics of the ink and lose the ability to lift color or lighten areas.
The Darkening Medium is very heavily pigmented. It is made with the same binder as the original so it can be added or mixed with Tom Norton’s Original Ink without changing its working properties. It can also be used straight from the bottle. However, it is so heavily pigmented it will behave more like a Sumi ink and stain the paper and not lift as easily as the original.
Is Tom Norton Drawing Ink Made From Real Walnuts?
No, the ink is not made from walnuts. The ink is a medium brown color made from premium lightfast pigments that will not fade over time. The ink is also acid free. Genuine walnut ink is highly acidic and actually eats the paper over time. The drawings of the Great Masters were made with genuine walnut ink, which was black when it was freshly made. Over time it faded to the beautiful sepia tones that they are now. Our Walnut colored ink replicates these sepia tones. Our product is water-based allowing you to achieve darker tones with layering techniques or lifting to lighten.