Zhonghua/ Sumi-e Black Liquid Ink. This rich black ink is an affordable option for learning brush painting. It is made from selected carbon and gelatin of superior quality and has a fragrant scent. Suitable for sumi-e (images) and shodo (calligraphy). Ready to use out of the bottle, it can be mixed with water to achieve grey. Can be used with a dip pen, bamboo brush, or bamboo pen for drawing, painting, and calligraphy.