Schmincke Indian Ink 1912 in a glass bottle with pipette, 28 ml. Indian Ink 1912 is a very deep black, waterproof and lightfast drawing ink. The ink contains shellac, a historic natural binder that offers waterproof drying and gives the ink a silky sheen. It is a fluid consistency ink, perfect for writing, drawing and painting with all kinds of tips and brushes. It can be used plain or diluted in water in the case of hot-pressed papers.