Rembrandt, DaVinci and Van Gogh are just a few of the artists that have used walnut ink in their drawings!
Unfortunately, their inks were made with real walnuts, which are highly acidic, causing their incredible drawings to fade and the paper to deteriorate over the centuries. Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink is made with artist grade pigments, not walnuts, and it is both lightfast and acid free! You will experience the rich walnut color and superior rendering capabilities loved by the world’s most famous artists knowing that you are using an archival ink. In addition, most brown inks are shellac or acrylic based, which is fine for a myriad of techniques, however they dry permanent. Our ink acts more like a watercolor because it always remains water-soluble.