Magicians can do some plenty of nifty moves with a pen, but Inkling by Abdullah Mahmoud takes it to another level. In the trailer, featured performer Alex Loschilov shows the various ways that this ink displacement gimmick can surprise an audience. After drawing two lines of ink on his forearm, Loschilov seems to simply flex and make the lines cross into an X. He demonstrates a few other applications of the gimmick, such as different ways that the ink marks can combine into new drawings or making the ink disappear and replacing it with a physical object. All of the iterations look pretty smashing.
Shin Lim Magic is putting out Inkling, and it will ship from retailers such as Vanishing, Inc. on March 19. For $34.95, you can pre-order the gimmick and online instructions, which include an appearance by Mr. Lim himself. According to the product listing, some DIY is required to use Inkling.
If you’d rather try your luck to snag Inkling for free, then head on over to Magic Orthodoxy’s YouTube channel. He’s running the giveaway through March 18 at 12 am MST. Check out his video for the full details of how to enter the contest. Good luck!