Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki

Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki

Review Setup

Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki

Paper: Rhodia Line Grid (80g/m - 21.3lb)

Pen: Lamy Safari Charcoal Grey, Extra-Fine nib.

Thoughts

This is a ink I have heard of many times while listening to the Pen Addict Podcast.  If memory services me correctly, I think it is Myke’s favourite everyday ink. Ian (I think he might be my number one enabler) had sent me a message via twitter telling me that Pilot Iroshizuku inks are selling on Amazon for half the cost of anywhere else which led to me having this ink.  I have had this ink for a while now and heres what I have found.

For me this isn’t a standard orange ink, there is defiantly a noticeable shade of red to it.  This darkens it down from a bright orange to a blood orange.  This also really doesn’t allow for very noticeable shading.  The colour never really alters a lot when using for shading.

Another interesting element of this ink I noticed while it was drying after heavy shading was that there is a noticeable pinkish shade coming through in certain areas.  If you have been using this ink is this something you have come across?

As with the other Pilot Iroshizuku inks I have reviewed the drying times are super impressive.  This makes it great for drawing or everyday writing.

When I first got this ink for some reason it didn’t click with me, maybe I had the wrong expectations with it.  I had been expecting a brighter orange.  After using it for long periods I have now been won over by it.  If you are in the market for a good red/orange ink you can't go wrong with the Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki.

Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

Review Setup

Ink:Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

Paper: Rhodia Dot Grid (80g/m - 21.3lb)

Pen:Pelikan M200 Demonstrator, Fine nib.

Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same

Thoughts

So you might remember me saying that I really enjoyed reviewing Diamine Grey and that grey could become my everyday colour. On my quest to find this everyday grey it led me to a particular brand of ink that gets mentioned a lot on The Pen Addict Podcast.  The brand in question is called Pilot Iroshizuku, and the specific ink is Kiri-Same.

I have had this ink for a few weeks now and I love it! For me it is much lighter in colour when compared to Diamine Grey.  This does have its advantages though as it means you shade into a really nice dark grey whereas the Diamine Grey shades almost into a black.  I could see that this might look washed out to certain people but it suits me great.  The drying times are super impressive and at the 10 second mark there was no smudging.

Over the last few weeks I have been using this ink in my Pilot Vanishing Point Matt Black and it is a great combo. I really have noticed over the last few months my taste in everyday ink colours has changed dramatically as I now use this ink and Diamine Blaze Orange.

If you are in the market for a good grey ink I would really recommend this! If you have any that you would like to mention leave a comment.

On a side note, here is a brilliant video to show the wide range of Pilot Iroshizuku colours.