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#41 amberleadavis

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:27

Amber, I really love your drawings!  Thanks for sharing so much with us!

 

As far as some bright inks, here's a few I'd throw out there to the list:

 

Oranges:  Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin, Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki,

 

Green: Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin (yes it should go on the list), J. Herbin Vert Pre, J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe, Diamine Soft Mint

 

Purple:  Noodler's Bay State Concord Grape, Private Reserve Purple Haze

 

Blue:  Diamine Aqua Lagoon, Diamine Steel Blue (dark yet bright), Diamine Beau Blue, Noodlers Lightning Blue, J.H. Blue Azure

 

Those are all one's I've tried and enjoy for various purposes, some writing, some highlighting.

 

What has caught my eye, but I have yet to try, are the Organic Studios inks.  They seem to have some bright ones, like:  Emily Dickinson, Neon, Nickel, Uranium, and Vanadium.

 

And whatever you do try, please keep us posted with more great pics!

 

Edit: Looking back at the whole post I realized you had a couple of those... 

 

-Lee

Let's see...I'm going to mark the ones that I have in RED and I'll try and post pics, the ones in blue, I have never tried.  I would never have thought to try "Soft Mint" because it just doesn't sound retinal searing.


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#42 amberleadavis

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:28

I love the peach, wish I would have bought this one instead of Diamine's orange. The orange is realllly bright but too light for use as anything other than a highlighter/drawing ink.

 

This was an inkdrop sample and the first time I used it I was sort of ho hum about it. Now a year later, I'm a big fan.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:31

Orange:  Diamine Pumpkin, Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki
Purple:  Private Reserve DC Supershow Violet
Green:  MB Irish Green
Noodler's Blue Ghost (obviously only under black light)
 
Of course, so many of my inks are black, these seem bright to me.

 
Hmm.... same thing. I'll mark the ones in red that I have and I'll try and post pics, the ones in blue I haven't tried.
 
 
So, here's MB Irish Green mixed with Noodler's Blue Ghost.   :)
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:32

I haven't tried either of these.

Dang it is also supposed to have the quote from RandomThinks but the user interface foiled my plans.

 

Surely Herbin Violet Pensee needs to be on this list


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:35

I'm adding it as another post.....

 

I haven't tried this one either.

 

 

Am I stating the obvious with Diamine Blaze Orange.  I love orange inks.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:37

Organics Studio Neon Orange
 
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Lightening Blue was too light - so I darkened it with Kon Peki.
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:38

Here are some that will go in 2014 Fade Olympics.
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:38

The Dragon Catfish / Year of the Golden Pig highlighter inks from Noodler's.
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:40

Okay, these weren't mentioned, but they are bright.  I just don't think they are on the same level as BSB and CCC.
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:43

What has caught my eye, but I have yet to try, are the Organic Studios inks.  They seem to have some bright ones, like:  Emily Dickinson, Neon, Nickel, Uranium, and Vanadium.

 
 
Okay, Neon is above. Nickel is too light to use.
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 18:44

I don't think this one will cause any permanent scaring. 
 
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 19:15

Okay, Neon is above. Nickel is too light to use.
 
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I like that Nickel turquoise color, another nice one for highlighting/underlining purposes!
 
 

I would never have thought to try "Soft Mint" because it just doesn't sound retinal searing.

 
Maybe I'm judging the "searing level" on a different curve than you are.  I take no personal responsibility if you get samples of some of those and no retinal searing occurs! :D
 
And, looking at the available emoticons, shouldn't this one be the official emoticon for this thread?:  :yikes:
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 23:02

 

I like that Nickel turquoise color, another nice one for highlighting/underlining purposes!

 

 

 

Maybe I'm judging the "searing level" on a different curve than you are.  I take no personal responsibility if you get samples of some of those and no retinal searing occurs! :D

 

And, looking at the available emoticons, shouldn't this one be the official emoticon for this thread?:  :yikes:

-Lee

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Yes

 

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:36

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful retinal searing colors. I laughed quite a bit at the comments. I don't have many colors as I'm just beginning, but all the colors from the many makers do seem like such beautiful gems.  :wub:



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:02

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful retinal searing colors. I laughed quite a bit at the comments. I don't have many colors as I'm just beginning, but all the colors from the many makers do seem like such beautiful gems.  :wub:

 

So, what colors are your favorites?  What would you like to try?


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:16

Difficult to choose in that I don't want to damage my eyes.  :)

 

The ED Posie Pink doesn't really look pink in some pics, maybe that's my screen? But then again, we've been in deep winter here so long I probably have forgotten what a posie looks like. The swatch at Goulet shows that it's like a red-violet. That Mont Blanc turquoise color is nice too.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:45

Difficult to choose in that I don't want to damage my eyes.  :)
 
The ED Posie Pink doesn't really look pink in some pics, maybe that's my screen? But then again, we've been in deep winter here so long I probably have forgotten what a posie looks like. The swatch at Goulet shows that it's like a red-violet. That Mont Blanc turquoise color is nice too.

 
 
I've used it for quite a while and I don't think of the color as "pink" perhaps magenta or purple, but it really is that color.  Here's another sample.  It looks VERY similar to Monteverde Purple.
 
Ooo, I should add a couple more colors!
 
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 03:47

Noodlers QSH
 
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:57

I like the QSH, though I like the Red Dragon more. I wonder what I would use the retinal searing inks for. Certainly not the next Great American Novel. Extensive journaling? But you'd never be able to read it again. Maybe I just don't how to live and be free.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:07

LOL, I use my retinal searing inks for my daily inks.  I haven't written a great American novel, but I have published poetry but it wasn't handwritten.  


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