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Rohrer & Klingner — Verdigris

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#1 jasonchickerson

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 04:41

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Verdigris (unadulterated) and Zebra "G" nib on Original Crown Mill Pure Cotton paper

 

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Old Holland Pthalo Blue, Green Shade acrylic color swatch (DickBlick)

 

Verdigris was one of my early favorites when I became interested in inks. I quickly got over it, though, when I realized just how unresistant to water it is. Still, it's an interesting ink and looks good diluted, too. 

 

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 05:24

Verdigris is one of my favorite R&K inks and my Lamy 2000 F has only been filled with it ever since I got that pen in May.

 

Which blues did you move on to after you became disenchanted with Verdigris?


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 05:38

 

Which blues did you move on to after you became disenchanted with Verdigris?

 

The first blue I fell in love with was Iroshizuku Shin-kai, which admittedly looks boring beside Verdigris in the comparison above. 

 

Shin-kai is great washed, though, so I use it a lot. I write with it less than other colors, still, preferring unsaturated browns, brown-greys, and brown-greens. 

 

Here's a sketch using Shin-kai, from when I had time to sketch : )

 

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The blue I write most with is probably Sailor Souten.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:37

Wow, I would not call this a sketch, this drawing is great :)
I would like to see more of your "sketches"

I also like and use Verdigris, it's a great ink.
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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:49

Your drawings are marvellous! 



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:26

Stunning drawing :) Verdigris is pretty cool - I enjot this ink a lot.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:49

Wow! That is beautiful!


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:31

Hello,

Very nice shading, I have a few of R&K inks on my "to buy" list, verdigris included.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:28

 

The first blue I fell in love with was Iroshizuku Shin-kai, which admittedly looks boring beside Verdigris in the comparison above. 

 

Shin-kai is great washed, though, so I use it a lot. I write with it less than other colors, still, preferring unsaturated browns, brown-greys, and brown-greens. 

 

Here's a sketch using Shin-kai, from when I had time to sketch : )

 

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The blue I write most with is probably Sailor Souten.

 

Gorgeous . . . !

 

 

I was late to buy Verdigris, couldn't work out from the reviews if it was blue or teal. A little upset that it was more teal but in a wet pen it's lovely and lives in a reliable Hero 329 with an identical body colour.

 

Have you got any Noodler's Lexington Grey? Let me know if not and I'll send you some. It gets added to any ink with little or no water resistance should I wish to sketch with it. Works a treat.  :)


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:29

Thanks for the review. Verdigris is one of my relatively recent acquisitions and your illustrations bring out all that I like about it. Soon I hope to make a comparison to Akkerman's Diep-duinwaterblauw, which made me abandon Diamine Teal. 



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 17:46

I've always liked this ink and like all the R&K range, it's certainly good value for money. Well' here in the UK anyway...!

A great colour and one of my favourites. I just don't use it enough!


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 20:19

I only have 14 R&K ink colors and have used all except for Salix which I haven't gotten around to yet.

So far they are well behaved and play nicely with my pens ... well, maybe not Scabiosa as much, which I found more dry than the others I have used. And I consider them "safe" colors (from a staining perspective) for my 10 yr old to use in her fountain pens.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 00:26

I only have 14 R&K ink colors and have used all except for Salix which I haven't gotten around to yet.

So far they are well behaved and play nicely with my pens ... well, maybe not Scabiosa as much, which I found more dry than the others I have used. And I consider them "safe" colors (from a staining perspective) for my 10 yr old to use in her fountain pens.

i understand that R&K salix and scabiosa are both iron gall inks - of all R&K inks, these are the only two - and that iron gall inks will harm fp's.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 08:44

i understand that R&K salix and scabiosa are both iron gall inks - of all R&K inks, these are the only two - and that iron gall inks will harm fp's.


Yes and no.

Yes Scabiosa and Salix are iron gall inks.

No they do not harm FP's, they are designed to use with FP's !!!

In fact Scabiosa and Salix are my favorite inks in the Rohrer&Klingner line, they are great very well behaving inks (like the rest).

Leipziger Schwarz is great for drawing, in contact with water (wash) it will show amazing colors.
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:17

Verdigris is a lovely ink. In certain pens the green aspect can be much more pronounced.

Regarding Scabiosa, my own experience is that if it is left for any length of time (i.e. more than four days) it can clog a nib and feed (although not entirely - it will just feel very stiff and not as saturated) but it is easily rinsed out.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:30

Verdigris is a lovely ink. In certain pens the green aspect can be much more pronounced.
Regarding Scabiosa, my own experience is that if it is left for any length of time (i.e. more than four days) it can clog a nib and feed (although not entirely - it will just feel very stiff and not as saturated) but it is easily rinsed out.


Interesting, this is not my observation.
I left Scabiosa 2,5 years continuously in a Pelikan 100N.
No cleaning, no flushing, just refilling.
I observed no problems at all. Neither any residue, nor anything else.

After this time a normal flush and it was removed without any trace,
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 12:49

Ordinarily I would say I have all of the blue-black (with a hint of green) inks I need/want.

 

But, now there is one more to add to the "wish list".


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:11

Interesting, this is not my observation.
I left Scabiosa 2,5 years continuously in a Pelikan 100N.
No cleaning, no flushing, just refilling.
I observed no problems at all. Neither any residue, nor anything else.

After this time a normal flush and it was removed without any trace,

 

Maybe it was the pen I had it in - a Lamy Al Star. I would have thought the cap was a tight seal though. It just seemed to clog a little bit and it would write for a little while with a fair degree of stiffness and colour variation. Like you though, no problems when it came to flushing the pen after the ink was used up.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 10:47

Maybe it was the pen I had it in - a Lamy Al Star. I would have thought the cap was a tight seal though. It just seemed to clog a little bit and it would write for a little while with a fair degree of stiffness and colour variation. Like you though, no problems when it came to flushing the pen after the ink was used up.


Could be, in my opinion the Pelikan pens in general seal very well compared to many others.
They start (normally) immediately without any problem even if the pen was laying around unused for several months before. I also never faced a problem with a Pelikan pen regarding ink evapuration in the piston.
They seem to be seal really good.
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Posted 21 October 2015 - 19:15

Verdigris is a personal favourite, and is the perfect partner to Smythson blue paper.

 

Wonderful sketch - thank you for sharing that - and a great review  :)







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