Tom Norton

Walnut Drawing Ink Tom Norton

Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink owes it's reputation for supreme quality to it's unique formula which uses premium imported pigment. Experience the unique characteristics and beauty of the ink used by the Old Masters without the acidic qualities of the old formula that was made from real walnuts which fades, is highly acidic and damages paper over time. Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink is extremely lightfast, intensely pigmented and water-soluble. This ink features 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 and lighten areas of your painting.

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Walnut Darkening Medium Tom Norton Special Order Only

Tom Norton's Walnut Darkening Medium is an additive to be used to darken the original Walnut Drawing Ink when a drawing needs that extra punch. Some artists will add black India ink to darken the color of Walnut Ink. This will work, but loses the tonality of the beautiful brown ink and sacrifices the unique watercolor characteristics of the ink, also losing the ability to lift color or lighten areas. The Darkening Medium is very heavily pigmented and 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. Available in 30ml bottles.

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