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Walnut Drawing Ink 150ml with 42ml Darkening Medium

Walnut Drawing Ink 150ml with 42ml Darkening Medium

SKU: Tom-Norton
£51.00 Regular Price
£21.00Sale Price

save RRP: £30


Tom started developing his ink in a Massachusetts basement in 1995. His aim was to reproduce the sepia colour seen in many of the Old Masters works, which bordered the line between ink and paint. The ink used in these compositions didn’t start sepia but faded from black over time.

Tom’s aim was to achieve the walnut colour without the aging process and this is why his product is so named, not because it actually contains the nut. Unlike genuine walnut ink Tom’s formula is non-acidic and has high levels of lightfastness, so it will not fade.

Walnut Drawing Ink is water soluble and can be used like a watercolour, meaning it can be layered to darken or lifted with a wet brush to lighten. In short it’s a beautiful, versatile medium that can be used for any number of drawing and painting techniques.


Tom Norton Walnut Darkening Medium® is not only an ink but can also be used an additive to darken our original walnut drawing ink when a drawing needs that extra “punch”. Some artists will add black India ink to darken the colour of our original Walnut Drawing Ink. This will work but you will sacrifice the unique watercolour characteristics of the ink and lose the ability to lift colour or lighten areas. Adding black India ink also loses the tonality of the beautiful warm walnut colour.

Walnut Darkening Medium® is very heavily pigmented and made with the same binder as the original so it can be mixed with Tom Norton Drawing Ink® without changing its working properties. It can also be used straight from the bottle for a very intense dark brown. Most artists work with it side by side with the original, dipping and double dipping between bottles for a range of light and dark browns.

This warm and deeply toned ink works wonderfully with watercolour paper of any finish. 

  • Order processing time is 1-3 working days.


    Shipping to the UK takes between 1-2 weeks, however most customers get their supplies within 7 days.


    Shipping internationally takes between 1-4 weeks depending on location.


    If you need supplies by a certain day please do contact before ordering.

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