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Inky T O D - Color Swatches - Red - Please Post Your Pictures And Tell Us Your Thoughts


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#661 VivaTerlingua

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:45

So, which would you choose? Or is "the one" still eluding you?

I must admit, I loved everything about the Kobe . . . . but it was a little on the red side for me!

Yes, I think Steen Rood and Ancient Copper may be functionally identical, but have you ever had that thing where you circle back to something you initially hated and find that you love it after all? Such (self-)confrontations are partly what makes working with color so interesting (but not always thrifty!)?

Steen Rood didn't work in my Waterman, which needs to have the flow increased (so, dull brown!), but in my big wet Duke Fude it is what I was looking for . . . . maybe?

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p.s. Well done you on the "Stormy Sea"!
Blues are my most neglected area after red (and reds tending purple are probably my absolute black hole!)

 

I know exactly what you mean about circling back to an ink that you once didn't care for - it has happened more times than I can count in my short time using fountain pens (~6 years). Ancient Copper was something that I had tried as one of my first 10 or so inks, and thought it was just OK. Fast forward a few years and here we are. It certainly does help that I have a diverse enough number of pens that most inks will be able to pair with one of them, much moreso than my fine- and medium-nibbed Pilot Metros could do back in those days.

 

Keeping this in mind, I think I will opt to go with the Ancient Copper in a 30 mL vial and that will satisfy the itch for this color. It is a little silly for me to rationalize it this way considering my already too bulky ink collection, but 120mL of this color is a bit too much for me, especially since I have a bottle of Renga. It is easy to say it since Steenrood appears to be sold out everywhere in the States anyway! I do really like the Akkerman bottle, so maybe I will look through their smaller standard line for something unique.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 13:50

 

Keeping this in mind, I think I will opt to go with the Ancient Copper in a 30 mL vial and that will satisfy the itch for this color. It is a little silly for me to rationalize it this way considering my already too bulky ink collection, but 120mL of this color is a bit too much for me, especially since I have a bottle of Renga. It is easy to say it since Steenrood appears to be sold out everywhere in the States anyway! I do really like the Akkerman bottle, so maybe I will look through their smaller standard line for something unique.

 

Sounds like a good call. My early memories of Ancient Copper are of a nasty, smeary mess! I now realize that that's my fault for putting it in an acrylic Noodlers' and letting it evaporate for a while! The ebonite Noodlers' pens have been fine with me, but the acrylics do seem to allow the ink to become "concentrated" rather quickly (which is a shame, as I enjoy the Standard Flex nib and pen-size) so are now restricted to the "try-out" drawer. Anyway, the memory is not a pleasant one so I'm pleased to have an alternative route!

 

I really like the 30ml bottles! Allows for "occasional use" ink purchases (with the option of replacement or upgrade on completion, and not too much space taken in the drawer if only occasional use?!). I'm even thinking (Treachery! Storm the castle!) that I might pick up a couple of the Pilot inks that I've always wanted to try now that you can get 15ml for < $10 - those 50ml bottles take up too much real estate in my shoe-box!!

 

. . . . and the Kobe is (all are?) lovely ink . . . got a feeling I may cross paths with that one again in the future . . . but for now I am very content with:
Antietam = persimmon/tomato

Steen Rood = Brick

Oxblood

 . . . . but I worked through a lot of samples (and a 30ml of Monaco Red) to get here.

 

. . . . oh, one that wasn't already listed was Diamine Blood Orange, I preferred Antietam in a face off but it was in the ball park! If you do get to "Burnt Orange" samples - please share! - I'll see if I can dig out my old papers!



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 22:17

OK - so with the "brick" sorted here's my Red Cosmology -
Executive actions and their consequences (in two directions):

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Brick = Steen Rood

Deep Red = Oxblood

Red Violet = Oster's Claret

Herbage by AltGoldGrun!



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 00:38

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:14

 

Sounds like a good call. My early memories of Ancient Copper are of a nasty, smeary mess! I now realize that that's my fault for putting it in an acrylic Noodlers' and letting it evaporate for a while! The ebonite Noodlers' pens have been fine with me, but the acrylics do seem to allow the ink to become "concentrated" rather quickly (which is a shame, as I enjoy the Standard Flex nib and pen-size) so are now restricted to the "try-out" drawer. Anyway, the memory is not a pleasant one so I'm pleased to have an alternative route!

 

I really like the 30ml bottles! Allows for "occasional use" ink purchases (with the option of replacement or upgrade on completion, and not too much space taken in the drawer if only occasional use?!). I'm even thinking (Treachery! Storm the castle!) that I might pick up a couple of the Pilot inks that I've always wanted to try now that you can get 15ml for < $10 - those 50ml bottles take up too much real estate in my shoe-box!!

 

. . . . and the Kobe is (all are?) lovely ink . . . got a feeling I may cross paths with that one again in the future . . . but for now I am very content with:
Antietam = persimmon/tomato

Steen Rood = Brick

Oxblood

 . . . . but I worked through a lot of samples (and a 30ml of Monaco Red) to get here.

 

. . . . oh, one that wasn't already listed was Diamine Blood Orange, I preferred Antietam in a face off but it was in the ball park! If you do get to "Burnt Orange" samples - please share! - I'll see if I can dig out my old papers!

 

Well after saying I wanted to go the smaller vessel route, here I am after a week or so of using Steenrood and of the 8-10 pens I keep inked at any given time, I have found myself reaching for the pen inked with this one 80% of the time... so of course when Vanness restocked the ink I impulsively went for it after some late night procrastination shopping.  :D



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:27

 

Well after saying I wanted to go the smaller vessel route, here I am after a week or so of using Steenrood and of the 8-10 pens I keep inked at any given time, I have found myself reaching for the pen inked with this one 80% of the time... so of course when Vanness restocked the ink I impulsively went for it after some late night procrastination shopping.  :D

Hurrah! I don't think you will experience even the slightest regret (and I guarantee you'll love the bottle!)! I continue to be stunned by this ink, so I don't think it's a one-trick-pony! I am particularly struck by how well it works with the murky olive and army greens, of which I have both way too many and never enough! Whoever introduced the pimento to the olive was onto something!
Taking a scenic detour from the headline topic, I was interested to find out more about this connection between strong orange-red and murky brown/yellow/green. Do you ever play with Encycolorpedia? I wondered if the two were "complementary" (=opposite) but was delighted to find that the "official" (by the latest schema!) opposite of Olive is a wonderful violet-blue (as Scabiosa is my first love!), but that there does seem to be a recurrent triangle between the olive/army/camo/moss greens, the salmon/coral/bricks and the gemstone violet-blues. All of these, especially when taken together, make me happy!

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most" - Ruskin (Whose issues are well documented!)








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