It's essentially a survivor from a time gone past - a time when pens conveyed liquid ink onto a sheet of paper, a time when legible handwriting was a necessity (well, I gather that doctors were expected to scrawl), when people wrote letters longhand instead of sending txt msgs.
|Quink bottle, in Quink. (Slightly wonky drawing)|
I've had this bottle a fair few years; Parker have updated the label design in the interim.
But I like Quink. It's cheap, readily available - or at least, it used to be, and you can certainly still buy it - and it works. It also dries quickly (probably why it was called Quink) and neither blots not clogs. The black ink looks properly black, but, if you dilute it (it is water soluble, unlike Indian Ink, which stubbornly stays put once dry), you get a lovely separation of the colour, giving blues and yellows.
So, anyway, here are some drawings.
|London Bridges, pen and Quink|
before the water
|London Bridges, pen, Quink, brush and water|
It's been a while since I played with the Quink, but is rather fun. There's a few new brush and Quink drawings, too...