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Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun—A Handwritten Review

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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:05

Here's an awesome grey ink with gloomy, attractive blue undertones. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:39

With time this ink has grown on me.



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 16:40

I love this ink! On some papers it looks more silver than gray.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 20:00

Every time I look at the above sample I seem to see a different shade making it hard to put my finger on exactly what it is! Or maybe that's the drink!


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 20:20

Thanks for the review! Your writing really makes this ink shine. This is one of my favorite inks. It's very subtle.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 20:33

I also love this ink. I use it with fine nibs on CF and Rhodia and find it superb in every respect.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 19:45

Thanks for posting this review. I like all the iroshizuku inks. This is a good one. 


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 21:14

No ink for me. I don't like grey or greyish inks.


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 00:17

Thanks for the review.

I thought I would like this one, but I found it a little too pale; plus I never got the lovely blue undertones that everyone seems to get in reviews.  :( 

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 00:23

I have this in rotation, but I really don't like it. I think grey really is not my cup of tea.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 00:32

Thanks! I love grey inks! I love the look of this one it almost has a hint of blue to it. I am going to have to try this one out. 


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 00:55

16660421127_b7548616d2_z.jpgIroshizuku ~ fuyu-syogun by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr

 

 

Excellent review!

 

....And oh look...I have a tree for this! I agree...it's an interesting blue grey. Some days I like it and other days I find it's just too cold for me. 



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 06:13

16660421127_b7548616d2_z.jpgIroshizuku ~ fuyu-syogun by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr
 
 
Excellent review!
 
....And oh look...I have a tree for this! I agree...it's an interesting blue grey. Some days I like it and other days I find it's just too cold for me.


Wow, that is gorgeous. Do you do others with different inks?

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 07:38

Thanks for the well done review.   :thumbup:



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:00

Wow, that is gorgeous. Do you do others with different inks?

 

Yes...I've been working my way through my bottles and samples. It could take a while...especially since more keep arriving dispite my best intentions to not buy any more.  :roller1:

 

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 12:28

 

Yes...I've been working my way through my bottles and samples. It could take a while...especially since more keep arriving dispite my best intentions to not buy any more.  :roller1:

 

They can generally be found here if you are curious: http://pirau.tumblr.com/

 

I have to say it again. Your drawings are gorgeous!



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 12:52

 
Yes...I've been working my way through my bottles and samples. It could take a while...especially since more keep arriving dispite my best intentions to not buy any more.  :roller1:
 
They can generally be found here if you are curious: http://pirau.tumblr.com/


That is a dangerous link, you make every ink ever look amazing. You should start a thread just for them.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 15:23

 

I have to say it again. Your drawings are gorgeous!

 

Thank-you once more. The ink is the inspiration!

 

 

That is a dangerous link, you make every ink ever look amazing. You should start a thread just for them.

 

 

My thanks for your kind words regarding the trees. I find the same thing happens when I am looking at some of the beautiful handwriting around FPN. Part of my adoration of FP ink is the way it behaves. It's not like slapping down paint...it's moves. It has a living quality that continues to change from the moment it touches the paper.

 

When someone puts cadmium red paint on a canvas ...it stays cadmium red. A thousand people can put the same colour on a 1000 different surfaces and it is will remain the same colour...whether it's applied with a brush, a stick, a finger...who cares?.... It's cadmium red...today, next week...next year.

 

Ink ...has a mind of it's own. It hates some nibs and dances with others. It will fight some paper and make love to others. It's a fickle creature and I facinated with it. 

 

Regarding a thread dedicated to them....a fountain pen friend had suggested the same thing but I need advice where to stick such a strange hybrid art/ink sample thread? Any thoughts?

 

*My apologies mhphoto for hyjacking your lovely review*


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 23:06

 

Ink ...has a mind of it's own. It hates some nibs and dances with others. It will fight some paper and make love to others. It's a fickle creature and I facinated with it.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 23:35

16660421127_b7548616d2_z.jpgIroshizuku ~ fuyu-syogun by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr

 

 

Excellent review!

 

....And oh look...I have a tree for this! I agree...it's an interesting blue grey. Some days I like it and other days I find it's just too cold for me. 

 Such a beautiful drawing and it really shows off this subtle and lovely ink 







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