Tassie Seasons is the fifth series in Van Dieman's expanding collection of Tasmanian Fountain Pen Inks. These sixteen inks encapsulate the changing colours of Tasmania, with four inks dedicated to each season. Tassie Seasons is a mix of dark and light, warm and cool, every-day writing worthy and artistically minded colours, including two shimmer inks.
Tiger Snake is an ink that was as close as possible to the golden yellow-brown stripes that give the Tasmanian Tiger Snake its name. Just as how this colour allows its namesake to camouflage perfectly with the dry foliage of the summer wilds and swamps, this colour is perfectly used in drawing and painting leaves, grasses and a wide variety of elements in landscape. Darker than the average yellow, lighter than any brown, and more dynamic than the average olive or khaki shade, we were inspired by this beautiful creature to create an ink that is a beautiful golden rich brown, bordering on yellow. It is a versatile colour, muted, soft and androgynous, with more dimension than other secular light brown inks, and was used to great extent in the artwork for the Tassie Seasons. It mimics the Tasmanian Tiger Snake's distinct yellow/brown stripes, which embodies Tasmania.