I have been in touch with De Atramentis Inks in recent months, telling them how much the sketching world loves permanent inks and how many of us have wanted a nice brown that was readily available. You can read a little more about it here
Some of you will know that I am a bit of a brown person. I wear dark brown instead of black (though in recent years have been wearing more blue dresses due to the difficulty in finding any brown material!) Writing in brown fountain pen is something that I did a LOT late teenage/ early 20s. It was one of my distinctives at uni (I have always been a little odd).
Having a beautiful brown in my pen has special significance for me.
Please note: It has to be Document Brown.
The archive ink- now re-names Permanent Ink is also suitable for watercolour over the top. But colours in their other ranges are not.
I am not sure of the stock in Australia – this was ordered from Goulet Pens in the States.
You might be also in Jane Blundell’s review of brown inks.
And ironically just recently another one of my local friends Wendy Shortland was raving about a nice brown ink from Noodlers Brown #41.
BTW Noodlers Polar Brown never quite hit the spot for me.