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


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 00:48

Not BLACK - but gray or grey.
 
Members ask ... What is the best Gray for (insert purpose). This thread is not for comparisons or detailed reviews.  Merely for you to show us some of your samples.
 
Now, we aren't looking at BLACK or blue-black,  but blue grays count.
 
Show us your stuff!
 
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BTW, Blue was here.
Brown was there.
Red was in the woods.
Did you ask about violet (or was it vioLeNt) purples?
Green was leafing us.
Orange is bouncing around.
Black is back.
Here be Pink.
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 00:49

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 00:50

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 00:53

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 19:15

Akkerman #29

 

I once upon a time had a sample of this. (thanks, Amber!)

 

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 20:02

Sample of some of my old notes written in Diamine Grey. I've added a comparison to Noodler's Black as well.

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It's quite nice out here in the sunshine...

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 23:06

My only gray ink:  de Atramentis Frankincense (not fond of gray or black).

 

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 23:40

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Grey with greenish bias but shades well in the right pen . . .

 

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Really neutral, excellent for mixing. Can't make it shade in anything I own though . . .  :(


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#10 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 23:41

OH, somewhere I have a sample of De Atramentis Christmas Cinnamon.  It's also a silver gray.


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 13:12

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#12 amberleadavis

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 08:55

Wow you captured it.


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 06:57

I wish I had a photo of this, but I accidentally mixed some 54th MA into a sample of Fuyu-Syogun and made a mix that maintains the nice gray while shading pretty darkly. It leans juuuust a hair more towards blue or green than Fuyu by itself does. One of the prettiest things I've ever had come out of a pen! No clumping/precipitate either.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:45

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GRIS NUAGE - Unable to use in a pen to write with - too too weak for my eyes. WONDERFUL though in a brush pen as shading on sketches.

 

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IROSHIZUKU FUYU-SYOGUN - Similar qualities to Gris Nuage only a tad cooler in colour. Again I only use this in a brush pen. Despite seeing some gorgeous written examples of it in here on FPN, I've yet to make it sing in any pen I've used it in.

 

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NOODLER'S LEXINGTON GREY - Was sent a sample in an ink exchange swap. Love it. Soon to buy a bottle. Seriously waterproof and a lovely neutral very dark grey (I'd call this a light black though). Watch out, slight turquoise halos appear in chromatics, when washed over or on when feathering occurs on cheapo paper. I found the written line to be a lovely dark shadeless grey.

 

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CARAN d'ACHE INFINITY GREY - Bought this on offer at less than half price. Beautifully behaved, shading neutral grey lines. Like Lexington Grey it has turquoise undertones when washed or forced to feather. 


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#15 amberleadavis

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 21:39

Great Stuff!  Keep 'em coming.


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 23:25

I know, I know, another blasted image of Stormy Gray (Gris Orage).  But since it's the "It Girl" of 2014, here goes another view.  Notice the stunning golden sheen on the letter O of "Orage" and the D of "Diamond"...

 

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:11

Great Stuff.  I just added a gold / yellow thread too.


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:29

Great Stuff.  I just added a gold / yellow thread too.

 

So... does Stormy Grey go into the gold thread too?  :D



#19 amberleadavis

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:31

I wouldn't think so, but if you disagree, post away.


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#20 Lgsoltek

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:39

I would't either, but look at this though:

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