I have often thought that ink reviews should be a community effort. Everyone sees something different in an ink.
So, I thought I would throw this idea out there.
Community Ink Reviews.
Someone would start with a particular ink. That person would start with what they like/dislike about the ink with a writing or artistic sample. Then others who have that ink would add their thoughts, observations, or anything they feel adds to the review of the ink. This can be something simple like “this ink is too dry” and shows a writing sample. The next person may add that they like the way the color shades and include their writing sample. Another may say they like the chromatography of the ink and show a sample, another may show an ink illustration. Others might add comparisons with other inks.
Your comments can be long or short. It doesn’t matter if it seems like you are repeating what someone else may have said. Your comments are important and it lends credibility to the character of the ink.
This is an ink review that everyone should feel comfortable contributing towards.
When you add your post, please post a photo (yes, please use whatever camera you have and enjoy), also state your pen, nib and paper used.
Why would this be a positive thing for all FPN members? The person reading the Community Review would have the benefit of getting a broader perspective of what an ink might be like. Some really enjoy extra fine nibs, while others really prefer broader nibs. By doing a Community Ink Review, everyone can contribute with whatever pen or paper they choose.
Also, this isn’t intended to replace ink reviews done by an individual. It is just meant to be an addition. That is why it is posted in “Inky Thoughts”.
So, are you up for this? Would you like to give it a try with me?
Let’s start with an ink that many of us have:
Waterman Serenity Blue
Oops! The last sentence should read "It has a nice sheen too!"
Edited by 5Cavaliers, 28 January 2020 - 05:01.