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Quick Review Of Robert Oster's Summer Storm

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#1 nyx_h

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 17:21

I recently got in an order of Robert Oster inks and decided to try out the new Summer Storm. I don't know much about it other than it was given to some Australian FP users as an "Unnamed Blue-Grey" for them to come up with a name. "Summer Storm" definitely evokes images of stormy rain clouds, but whether they appear only in Summer, I'm not sure :P

 

Here is a quick writing sample using a Pelikan M800 B on white Tomoe River:

 

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Here on Maruman Report Pad paper and on Rhodia Dotgrid paper:

 

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The shading is good, and the ink is quite light and reminiscent of Iro Fuyu-Syogun. Lubrication is not the greatest, it feathers some on Maruman and Rhodia, but has nice shading. I like the look of it most on Tomoe River compared to the other 2 papers. It goes down leaning more towards blue, but as it dries a tinge of lilac comes out. 

 

Overall, I feel this is a nice ink, but not a must have. I'm a much bigger fan of some of the other inks from this line. As for blue-greys, I prefer other inks to this as well.

 

This is my first review, apologies if it is lacking :)


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 17:34

For writing is not my kind of hue...  but for sketching.. is WONDERFUL !!!!... 

 

Here is my artist-in-residence sketch with Summer Storm.. she personally thinks this is his best ink.... (LOL.. kids... you know...  :rolleyes:)

 

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 17:35

I almost forgot.... .GREAT REVIEW NYX !!!  :lol:  :lol:


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 19:21

For writing is not my kind of hue...  but for sketching.. is WONDERFUL !!!!... 

 

Here is my artist-in-residence sketch with Summer Storm.. she personally thinks this is his best ink.... (LOL.. kids... you know...  :rolleyes:)

 

https://www.facebook...&type=3

 

 

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Oh, so your daughter is the artist Rob posted on his Instagram! Her art is wonderful and she really shows off the ink well! I must agree with her, this makes a great sketching/drawing ink (of course it helps that her drawing is amazing..). But as you said, not so much for writing. Thank you for your kind words too :)


Edited by nyx_h, 02 August 2016 - 19:22.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 19:41

You know.. this ink (Summer Storm) and Viola... remind me of the latest Kobe Inks.... #56 and #57... They are all the rage in Asia.  They do like those soft unsaturated colors.   ;)

 

 

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 20:16

Far too bland and flat for my tastes. Your AIR (artist in residence) is correct...great for drawing! She is very talented.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 20:29

Nice review, nice ink. Reminds me of Old Man Winter, well, at least it's in the same ball park.

 

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 20:48

Thanks for your review. I didn't like this one very much when I tried it.

However, if you like interesting grey inks Oster Purple Rock is a fabulous colour. It's just like Welsh slate roof tiles when they are wetted by rain. The very subtle mauve tones of the dark grey are just gorgeous.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 20:58

Thanks for your review. I didn't like this one very much when I tried it.

However, if you like interesting grey inks Oster Purple Rock is a fabulous colour. It's just like Welsh slate roof tiles when they are wetted by rain. The very subtle mauve tones of the dark grey are just gorgeous.

 

I have a sample of Purple Rock that I put off in favour for Summer Storm. After reading your description, looks like I'll be inking another pen tonight! 


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 21:01

I have a sample of Purple Rock that I put off in favour for Summer Storm. After reading your description, looks like I'll be inking another pen tonight!


Let us know what you think when you get a chance to try it. I've had it in a pen constantly since I got it........

Edited by migo984, 02 August 2016 - 21:03.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 21:03

Looks rather flat...I believe I wouldn't enjoy it.



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 21:06

This ink reminds me of the Monteverde "custom color" ink that was swag from DCSS a couple of years ago.  Hmmm.  Maybe I should try drawing with it....  As for Summer Storm, I think I'll pass on the ink.

Thanks for the review, though.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 01:39

It's a bit dim for my old eyes.  Someone on another thread thought it might be similar to Kyo-iro Soft Snow of Ohara, and its true that the hue is similar, but Soft Snow is much more saturated.

 

I agree with others that sketching might be the best application for Summer Storm.  As for writing, I look forward to trying Purple Rock.



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It's a bit dim for my old eyes.  Someone on another thread thought it might be similar to Kyo-iro Soft Snow of Ohara, and its true that the hue is similar, but Soft Snow is much more saturated.

 

I agree with others that sketching might be the best application for Summer Storm.  As for writing, I look forward to trying Purple Rock.

 

As usual.. pen(nib) makes a HUGE difference...  here is on my well known wet broad...   I don't have Snow of Ohara,  but on my screen they look with the same level of saturation.

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:05

I believe Soft Snow of Ohara leans more toward pueple. Also it has great flow - I've filled Pilot CH 92 with it and while I'm still not crazy about the color I enjoy writing with it.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 13:11

 

As usual.. pen(nib) makes a HUGE difference...  here is on my well known wet broad...   I don't have Snow of Ohara,  but on my screen they look with the same level of saturation.

 

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If I had seen this before I bought this ink, I probably would have still bought it. I love the depth and colour of it out of this nib! Too bad I don't have any nib like that ;)


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 13:53

Too bad I don't have any nib like that ;)

 

That's part of the fun... hunting a specific kind of nib...   :lol:  :lol:

 

 

Most vintage flex nib will give you that kind of line variation (even more if you go for a fine flex) and will dump ink on the paper.   ;)    

Hunt for the nib, not the pen...  you could get yourself an amazing ugly duckling with a fantastic nib  :lol:  :lol:

 

 

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 16:14

However, if you like interesting grey inks Oster Purple Rock is a fabulous colour. It's just like Welsh slate roof tiles when they are wetted by rain. The very subtle mauve tones of the dark grey are just gorgeous.

 

Just inked up a 580al 1.1 with this. It was a mistake, because now I am regretting not adding this to my order, instead of Summer Storm. 


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 16:20

Just inked up a 580al 1.1 with this. It was a mistake, because now I am regretting not adding this to my order, instead of Summer Storm.


It's a lovely colour, isn't it? I love the subtly of it - nuanced without murkiness. The depth of colour & shading looks great in any nib.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 16:34

It's a lovely colour, isn't it? I love the subtly of it - nuanced without murkiness. The depth of colour & shading looks great in any nib.

 

Agreed. It has a nice complexity to it, dark enough to be professional yet has some interesting shading and undertones.


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