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#1 Alexcat

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:16

Im fond of a sepia shade, for regular writing use. Got some Diamine Sepia, and I really don't like it. Too.....well, the only description which keeps coming back is....sorry.....poopy. Not poppy, poopy.

Any suggestions for a sepia or brown ?

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:41

I hope this can help you.

 

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#3 Alexcat

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:59

Wonderful....thank you!

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:02

After a quick look....that Diamine Sepia is the most unsepia-ish sepia I have ever seen.....and there are several there I now Must Have :)

Thanks again
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:53

Hi Bender (I mean Alex),

Check out the grand comparison from Visvamitra: http://www.fountainp...ty-four-sepias/



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:39

Hi Bender (I mean Alex),
Check out the grand comparison from Visvamitra: http://www.fountainp...ty-four-sepias/


Oh, my, what a wonderful selection....thank you. And feel free to call me Bender: just remember that my full name is Bender Bending Rodriguez. And bite my shiny metal ass ;)

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 13:02

Hi,

 

Member dcpritch contributed a two-part Topic 'Sepia Toned Ink Comparison - 32 Inks' in the Ink Comparison Forum. Here's the link to Part One : http://www.fountainp...inks/?p=2176436

 

My own explorations of inks in that range are much less extensive, yet I've found that the appearance of those inks is very dependent on the Value (light to dark); and if one trends to the warmer hues, the ambient viewing light and paper base-tint become significant factors.

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 21:47

I bought a bottle J. Herbin's Terre de Feu a couple of years ago. It didn't do it for me back then bacause the colour was too washed out. Recently, I've been having trouble finding a non-clogging ink for my finicky Kaweco Sport, so I decided to use Terre de Feu. So far so good. The Kaweco Sport Italic and Terre de Feu appear to be made for each other. The ink does not lay down a solid dark line, but it's subtle and mysterious.

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 22:48

My favorite is the Kobe Sepia. Performance, shading & perfection of color.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 07:47

I think that the R&K Sepia is a pretty accurate colour for the title. Having said that, I use Cult Pens/Diamine Deep Dark Brown all the time in one of my pens and it's a belter!


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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:01

I'm brown ink afficionado, I love most of them. The ones I would recommend are:

 

J. Herbin - Lie de The

Diamine - Macassar

Rohrer & Klingner - Sepia

Pilot Iroshizuku - yama-guri

Graf von Faber-Catsell - Hazelnut Brown

Noodler's - Brooklyn Brown / Brown / Walnut

 

and so many others but the inks I mentioned should be easill available.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:17

Oh, now Im off on a wee brown shopping therapy trip.....online, of course....

Many, many thanks
Alex
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:36

Got me some R &K Sepia, plus a Leipziger Schwartz and a Private Reserve Vampire red .....why is it so hard to get just one ink? Specially when it's with cash from selling some books/DVDs I no longer use.

I wish there was a Noodlers supplier in the UK, other than the one I know of - which is good, but only carries a few.

And it just occurred to me....I think I've said here before that Im(have to fight the urge to use 'was'....I *still* am! just not done it for a while...) artist....one of my favourite things to do was monotone watercolours, and I loved the wide range of browns and greys. Somewhere I've got an enamel watercolour box which only has browns....and earthy shades, like Caput Mortuum, Venetian red, and so on. Some day I'll get back to it. Meantime - and definitely not instead of...it's an addition, not a replacement - Im loving my pens and inks.

Thanks again
Alex
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:39

I hope this can help you.

 

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The problem with this is that the *best* ink there was a bad bottle.

 

I highly recommend J Herbin Cacao du Brésil. 

 

Or Rohrer und Klingner Sepia, which is almost but not quite as nice and well-behaved.

 

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Edited by jasonchickerson, 15 May 2015 - 01:40.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:46

try this link

 

http://www.fountainp...-your-thoughts/



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:56

I've been testing Noodler's Kiowa Pecan and am very impressed. It is much more of a sepia shade than I expected as it leans a bit yellowish. Still, it has a bit of red in it and is a little more "interesting" than your typical sepia. It also shades very well. 



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:18

Let me add a little ol' plus one for Diamine Macassar (tho' I wouldn't consider it sepia), and add:

 

– Maruzen Athena Sepia

– Sailor Doyou

 

I always thought "sepia" (which apparently comes from the word for cuttlefish, in reference to its ink) was a more golden or reddish brown, like that in old engravings or vintage photographs, yet the latter two are truly black-browns, and the Macassar is, well, macassar (brown-black). In a wet pen they look almost black. I've been enjoying them of late.


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 03:59

Diamine Macassar is my favorite dark brown. Noodler's Walnut is also a nice dark brown, lighter than Macassar.
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Posted 20 May 2015 - 18:50

This may have been a dangerous thread for me to find.  I'm just starting to explore the world of bottled inks and I'm finding that I'm especially fond of brown and burgundy inks.  A couple of my current favorites are Diamine's Ancient Copper and Oxblood.  From the color samples linked to from this thread I see many more I'd like to try.  So many inks, so little time.  



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 19:34

I love J. Herbin Lie de Té and use it daily. Haven't personally tried any of the others though. 







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