Hello, everyone! My name is Micah, I am a Receiving Specialist here at Goulet. You may have also seen me on a few episodes of Write Now, where I’ve shared my excitement for Noodler’s inks and my self- proclaimed “fan boy” status for Nathan Tardif’s inky creations. This month, I’m excited to share Noodler’s Fox with you and tell you more about what makes this ink a must-try in my book. It is a no nonsense matte red that writes well!

A Goulet Inksploration featuring Noodler's Fox fountain pen ink.

Drawing Inspiration and Technique

A Goulet Inksploration featuring Noodler's Fox fountain pen ink.

The inspiration for this piece is pretty clear, I drew a fox because the ink is named Fox. I started out with a pencil to get my shapes and outlines right. When I was happy with it, I erased the pencil lines so they wouldn’t be visible. Then I used a TWSBI ECO and drew over my erased pencil lines. I grabbed a brush pen and filled in the fox and added texture to the background. I kept it pretty simple but I think it shows off the ink well!

Ink Review

An ink review of Noodler's Fox fountain pen ink.

  • Flow- Wet
    • It has a dry feel when writing, but it is not scratchy, and has no trouble writing.
    • It flows well out of the nib
  • Dry Time- <5 Seconds
    • Very quick!
    • The ink does not smudge at all, even after 5 seconds
  • Water Resistance- High
    • The lines smudge a bit in the drip test swab but don’t move at all in the individual drop spots.
    • The writing would still be legible on the page after water exposure.
  • Shading- Low

    • The color is pretty consistent, no shading apparent.
  • How did the ink behave on other papers?
    • This ink did bleedthrough a bit on all of the papers used in the swabs.
    • Some feathering and ghosting with wetter nibs.
  • Special Features Worth Noting?
    • It is what Nathan calls “eternal”
    • he says this about it “’Eternal’ refers to any Noodler’s Ink that resists the effects of time – moisture, humidity, UV light, acids, water exposure, and many common detergents such as dish soaps and household ammonia, as well as alcohols and acetone”

A Goulet Inksploration featuring Noodler's Fox fountain pen ink.

Comparable Inks

A Goulet Inksploration featuring Noodler's Fox fountain pen ink.

Diamine Poppy Red – 30ml Bottled Ink

De Atramentis Document Ink Red – 35ml Bottled Ink

Robert Oster Red Gold – 50ml Bottled Ink

Quote

A Goulet Inksploration featuring Noodler's Fox fountain pen ink.

Write On,
Micah