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Pilot Momiji

色彩雫 紅葉 iroshizuku momiji Today I will review PILOT iroshizuku momiji ink.  I bought this ink awhile back and have been using it in my new Kuretake No.40 (pen review coming soon).  PILOT is a Japanese manufacturer of writing instruments and inks.  They use Japanese words as part of their branding so let’s learn the meaning of these words.  Iroshizuku 「いろしずく」 【色彩雫】 means color drop(s).  Momiji 「もみじ」【紅葉】 means crimson leaves or the [...]

Stillman & Birn

Zeta Series Today I will review the Zeta Series Sketchbook by Stillman & Birn. Stillman and Birn list the Zeta Series as being: “Weight: 180 lb. – 270 gsm, Shade: Natural White, Surface: Smooth, Media: Watercolor,Pen & Ink, & Dry Media”. I bought this hard bound version on the Zeta Series intending to use it as an everyday carry and practice book. I picked the Zeta Series because it wash a white paper and smooth texture that was good for watercolor. From the reviews, I [...]
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