Enjoy some fun in the sun with Colorverse a Leo!
Colorverse a Leo is part of the Project Constellation II series and features a number of inks celebrating various stars in our night sky. Many inks in this collection, including this one, shimmer, fitting in well with the theme. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Living up to its namesake, Colorverse a Leo is a bright, sunshine yellow that really brings out the summer vibes! The blue pearlescent shimmer is reminiscent of the sun glinting off the water at the beach. The unique silhouette of the Colorverse bottle will stand out on your shelf, and holds a healthy 65ml of ink. This ink only seems to have two levels of shading, staying right in a middle yellow tone that ranges from a medium yellow to a beautiful deep ochre. This variation shows even in a fine nib, and becomes more defined in a broad nib.
Colorverse a Leo had good flow, low bleedthrough, and low feathering similar to many other inks we have reviewed before. It had a longer dry time of 30 seconds, and had zero resistance to water, making this one juicy ink! Thankfully, this also made the clean up process very easy.
I was absolutely delighted with my first foray into Colorverse inks. The warm welcome given by Colorverse a Leo left me excited to branch out into more colors they have to offer. While most yellow inks tend to be a bit too light for me, the golden ochre color of this ink made reading easy and dynamic. Dare to be different when you reach for Colorverse a Leo!
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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