I thought it would be interesting to compare the four Herbin browns. Top is Rhodia dotpad; bottom is Strathmore watercolor paper.
Terre de Feu and Cacao du Bresil are two of the best sketching inks I've found. Lie de Thé is a gorgeous drawing ink that washes into a bold orange and sepia, but I never draw with it because it is such an ugly color to write with. I haven't found much use for Café des Îles. I considered including Ambre de Birmanie (one of my new favorites), but I consider it a yellow.
Parker Quink Black (really a dark, dark blue) on the far right was added because Cacao du Bresil reads grey among the other browns.
Anyone have a favorite? Hate them all? Prefer something else similar?
Edited by jasonchickerson, 12 January 2015 - 09:22.