India ink or indian ink


The name in the United States for black ink, the pigment made from carbon ? traditionally lampblack (derived from non-electric lamps). This ink is also used in solid forms, mixed with a binding agent and molded into cakes or sticks. Such solid forms are often called Chinese ink, Japanese ink, or sumi ink.A related link: The articles on pens, inks, and other liquid media in Drawing Materials and Drawing Techniques, a Guide and Glossary by Michael Miller. Also see acrylic paints, autographic ink, bistre, black, body color, Chinese art, gouache, heighten, iron-gall ink, Japanese art, nib, oil paint, pen, quill pen, reed pen, sepia ink, wash, watercolor, and zinc white.