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J. Herbin - Cacao Du Bresil

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#21 Barkingpig

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 19:24

I remembered buying this ink after reading this review & "tucked it away" without opening until today.  I just filled a pen with a Goulet 1.5 stub nib & when writing in a Rhodia web notebook found myself writing beneath a pen filled with Hieronymus "Brown One".............after drying it is surely VERY close, just a bit darker.  A marvelous $10.00 alternative to a $50.00 ink that is almost as expensive to ship!  This one is a beauty & I thank you for your excellent review.



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 19:46

Just wanted to say that your review was the clincher in my decision to buy a full bottle of Cacao du Bresil today. I do pen+water drawings (usually Pilot fineliner, brush pen, or Muji pens + water) and was looking to start using a fountain pen regularly in this capacity. I find many reviews, while also immensely helpful (not to mention enjoyable to read), definitely skew more towards a writing angle. So I really appreciate that you showed water drops and washes and that lovely warbler illustration to convey a clearer idea of potential results. Not to mention the fascinating chromatography. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I'm super excited about using this colour!

You're very welcome. Please update us with how you like the ink once you've tried it out.

Edited to add: Bonus points for a sketch : )

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 19:47

I remembered buying this ink after reading this review & "tucked it away" without opening until today.  I just filled a pen with a Goulet 1.5 stub nib & when writing in a Rhodia web notebook found myself writing beneath a pen filled with Hieronymus "Brown One".............after drying it is surely VERY close, just a bit darker.  A marvelous $10.00 alternative to a $50.00 ink that is almost as expensive to ship!  This one is a beauty & I thank you for your excellent review.


Interesting. Care to post a scan of these two inks side-by-side?

#24 Barkingpig

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 20:09

Interesting. Care to post a scan of these two inks side-by-side?

I am sorry but I do not have a scanner nor the sense to use one if I had it.  If you will PM me your address I will happily post a sample of both to you.



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 21:57

You're very welcome. Please update us with how you like the ink once you've tried it out.

Edited to add: Bonus points for a sketch : )

 
I loooove it! Here a few doodles I posted to instagram:
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I do find the nuances of the colour are difficult to capture (although I suppose you can say that for many inks). I tried to slightly adjust most of the photos to make the ink colour more accurate to what I was seeing (taupe with lavender undertones). I love that it captures a warm feeling to it without being overtly brown, and I adore how subtle it is. 


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#26 Cyber6

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 21:38

WOW.... I want that SHEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ....  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

You have great talents Maiji!!!..   Please keep it coming...  :D

 

 

 

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#27 ppdiaporama

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 21:53

Nice review.  I have this ink as well and I find particularly well suited for wet or broad nibs.



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Posted 31 March 2016 - 23:44

Yay, my bottle arrived today and what a lovely color it is! It's definitely brown, in case you're wondering. Or is it? Maybe it's grey with a brown-ish tint. Or, perhaps, as Maiji says, it's taupe with a lavender undertone. Order a bottle and decide for yourself.


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#29 maiji

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:02

WOW.... I want that SHEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ....  :wub:  :wub:

 

 

You have great talents Maiji!!!..   Please keep it coming...  :D

 

 

 

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Aww, thank you so much for the kind words!  :blush:  :D

 

Yay, my bottle arrived today and what a lovely color it is! It's definitely brown, in case you're wondering. Or is it? Maybe it's grey with a brown-ish tint. Or, perhaps, as Maiji says, it's taupe with a lavender undertone. Order a bottle and decide for yourself.

 

Hahaha, that's great! It really is quite magical in how difficult to it is to pin down! I'd love to find more ink colours like this.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:15

Excellent review! From a perspective of art, I can see the appeal of this ink. It is a very versatile color. From the perspective of every day writing, I am not too thrilled with the color. I prefer a warm brown for my daily writing. But, just because I really liked the review, I am going to order a sample and try it out. Thank you again!

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#31 Ghost Plane

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:59

I'm still working my way through a 100ml bottle I bought several years ago.  :wub:







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