As I write this review the sky above is a hard grey cover that confines all beneath to a gloom that is hard to dispel… So to light up my day I’ve reached for a couple of almost radioactive looking inks to review. The first comes with a name that is worthy of a Stanley Kubrick film – the infamous ‘Dragon’s Napalm’
Presentation: I got this as a sample from a friend to review but I imagine that, like them or loathe them, these inks all come wrapped the same way, see my other reviews for details if you’re that interested. I do like the details that the producer includes on the labels however. They are often enlightening if somewhat idiosyncratic.
On test: Noodler’s Dragon’s napalm is about as bright and intense coloured ink as I’ve come across in a while. Off-putting for many I have wanted to review this ink for a while as it is presented as being a bright orange. I’m not sure that this description is wholly accurate, the shade is quite difficult to determine… Orange? Pink? A mixture of both? Either way the shade both makes the ink and limits its use. The photos in the attached gallery accent the orange rather than the shade seen by the eye. Too bright to use as a daily ink and frankly way too slow in drying. I gave up after 40 seconds or so to go and make a cup of tea!
Summary: I can see that this ink will have its fans and certainly has its qualities and would be great as a highlighting or an illustrating ink. I can’t see it being used very regularly and staring at it too long could cause blindness (joking…) But if you like it, go for it!