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!
Drawing Inspiration and Technique
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!
- 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”