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Draw Tip Tuesday – Waterproof Fountain Pen Ink 

Posted by Koosje Koene in Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on March 3, 2020

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

People often ask me what kind of ink I use in my Lamy Safari fountain pen. My favorite is Platinum Carbon black ink. The ink is pitch black, and dries up waterproof, like India ink. But this ink is actually suitable for your fountain pen and won’t clog and damage your pen like India Ink. Never use India ink in your fountain pen!

In today’s video, I will show you how and why to use waterproof fountain pen ink instead of regular fountain pen ink.


If you want to dive deeper into fountain pens, then sign up for Sketchbook Skool‘s first ever live streaming workshop: Fountain pen Fundamentals.

Danny and I will be your instructors for three hours on Saturday March 21. Seats are limited so be quick and go to

Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.