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Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink

Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink

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Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink Individual Colours.

Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks have been used by illustrators since their introduction by Winsor & Newton in the 1890’s, where the main requirement is brilliance of colour.

Today they are formulated from a series of soluble dyes in a superior shellac solution.

These inks can be applied with brush, dip pen or airbrush and are widely used by designers, calligraphers and artists as well as illustrators.


Black Indian Ink:

There are two types of Black Indian Ink in the Winsor & Newton drawing ink range. 

Black Indian Ink (spider label): Waterproof

Liquid Black Indian Ink (dragon label): Non-waterproof. The liquid black indian ink is a water-based solution of traditional Chinese ink stick, like Sumi ink.


Product Details:

14ml bottle.

Fast-drying, most colours are water resistant and all are intermixable, W&N drawing inks can be used with a brush, dip pen or airbrush.

Supplied individually and also sold in sets, the Henry Collection & the William Collection.

Lightfast Colours:


Indian Black


Non-water restistant:



Indian Ink (black)

What is shellac?

Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes (pictured) and dissolved in alcohol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish.


This product is considered Vegetarian friendly, however not Vegan friendly.


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