Diamine Red Dragon is one of those inks that I hear recommended often. Red ink always reminds me of mistakes at school, but I've been using it a bit more often lately. I love the name of this ink. I purchased my bottle at Cult Pens.
Red Dragon is a dark red with low sheen.
The Tomoe River swabs doesn't show much shading, and just a bit of sheen.
The ink drops show off the low sheen.
Dry time: 35 seconds
Water resistance: low
Feathering: low feathering on Baron Fig paper.
Show through: medium
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Diamine Matador, Diamine Red Dragon, and Diamine Oxblood. To see the Diamine ink swabs together, click here. Matador is a bit lighter, and Oxblood is darker.
I didn't have any flow issues in longer writing. I used a medium nib on Tomoe River paper.
Overall, Red Dragon is a nice dark red, but it does have a longer dry time. If you want to coax some shading or sheen out of it, you need to use a broad or a flex nib.
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