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#1 eissante

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 15:18

I'm a biology student, and all my notes involve a bunch of illustrations, diagrams, labels etc. This semester I've been using two LAMYs with some stock standard LAMY blue ink and a bottle of Herbin's Cafe Des Iles. on it's own LAMY blue is boring as hell, I can certainly see a lot of use for it but it's by no means an exiting color. Cafe Des Iles on the other hand is like writing with rich, silty, honest dirt from a healthy creekbed. But I digress.

 

The two inks play off against each other in a way I simply haven't ever seen before. Neither demands attention from each other, Both keep from being gaudy or overly contrasted, And I really like the look of it. 

 

SO, have any of you stumbled upon a pair of inks that play against each other in that perfect, hard to pinpoint way? what are your favourite pairs of inks?

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#2 Old_Inkyhand

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 16:52

I like to pair GvFC  Stone Grey, my default ink for regular notes, and MB William Shakespeare (any other complex dark red would serve the purpose), with which I write keywords and the most important parts. They look together really well. Recently I tried a Lie de The & GvFC Moss Green combo. This is a calmer option for those who like forest trips :)



#3 Tas

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 17:13

Can't find the post but someone here paired Ina Ho up with a grey and boy was it gorgeous.
I'll have a better look later.

In the meanwhile. Terracotta / oranges go really well with blues.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 17:51

Oh, d'you mean this one, Tas? That is effective, and certainly not a combination I would have thought to try.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 18:09

Oh, d'you mean this one, Tas? That is effective, and certainly not a combination I would have thought to try.

 

 

 

YES !

Lovely isn't it ?

 

I'd perhaps choose Lexington Grey over Diamine Grey but I almost bought Ina Ho because of that image. In fact, let me add it to the list . . .  :)



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 18:15

Great! I thought Ina-Ho was lighter. In fact I didn't buy it because I feared it might be too light to be legible enough.

I think some of the KWZI offerings would do the job as well.

Grey really is a great background colour. I don't know what would look terrible with grey. Probably greyish brown is not the best choice.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 18:18

I find Pelikan Edelstein Garnet and KWZI Turkus Galusowy (iron-gall turquoise) complement each other lovelily.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 18:31

I'd perhaps choose Lexington Grey over Diamine Grey...

 

Hah! I was just thinking the same thing; mainly because I have Lex but not Diamine. (Really, really trying not to buy any more ink at the moment.) Too many pens inked just now, but I shall make a note to try it, as well as Café des Îles and Lamy Blue (as they're there).

 

I've got Lexington going with Super5 Delhi as a counterpoint at the moment, which it's pretty effective, and with the added bonus of water resistance from both.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 19:56

 

Hah! I was just thinking the same thing; mainly because I have Lex but not Diamine. (Really, really trying not to buy any more ink at the moment.) Too many pens inked just now, but I shall make a note to try it, as well as Café des Îles and Lamy Blue (as they're there).

 

I've got Lexington going with Super5 Delhi as a counterpoint at the moment, which it's pretty effective, and with the added bonus of water resistance from both.

 

Ooo, go on. Show us . . .  :)



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:06

To hear read is to obey:

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:13

Yay.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:39

It looks like you have discovered Complimentary Colours

 

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where colours that are opposite on the colour wheel go well together.

Your Cafe Des Iles is a sort of orangey colour, so it goes well with the blue of the Lamy Blue.

 

Now, for lab and field work, you might want to look at a good, permanently permanent Black, like Blackstone Barrister Black from Justwrite.com in QLD, or good ol' Noodler's bulletproof Black.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 14:42

To hear read is to obey:

 

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Oh my.  That makes we want Lexington Gray.  (And I hate black ink, so I always figured I'd hate gray, but look at the shading! <swoon>)



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 16:37

Ooo, I've had another thought for you. Look at these four babies together from Lgsoltek:

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 18:21

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 18:45

Ooo, I've had another thought for you. Look at these four babies together from Lgsoltek:

 

http://www.fountainp...uiro/?p=3659375

 

Sigh.  Do you get points for enabling?  That combo would only cost $125 on Amazon...  I think the blue & pink combination might be mandatory though.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 23:19

Taken with cameraphone after 01:00 and no chance to adjust lighting (contrast). I like this color combination, as well as some greens and purples (of which I don't have the inks. Yet.).

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#18 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 00:41

I don't have them right handy to take a photo of and post (perhaps a bit later) but was playing with some fun colors earlier today. Noodlers Apache Sunset and Diamine Saddle Brown and get this.... Blackstone Green Cashmere which is a lovely mossy green or green black. The nibs used were all stubs. (Al Star 1.1/green cashmer; Eco 1.1/apache sunset and 580 B Tomahawk/saddle brown) The paper is Rhodia dot pad.

 

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#19 Tas

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 04:22

 

Sigh.  Do you get points for enabling?  That combo would only cost $125 on Amazon...  I think the blue & pink combination might be mandatory though.

 

Ooops, I didn't think.  :unsure: $$$
Perhaps cheaper dopplegangers will work almost as well together . . . Sorry.



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 10:20

Oh my.  That makes we want Lexington Gray.  (And I hate black ink, so I always figured I'd hate gray, but look at the shading! <swoon>)

I long thought grey ink was a pointless enterprise, but they get you in the end. Nice thing about the Lex Gray is it seems amenable to dilution, so you can get a wide range of "pencil grade" greys as desired.

 

Taken with cameraphone after 01:00 and no chance to adjust lighting (contrast). I like this color combination, as well as some greens and purples (of which I don't have the inks. Yet.).

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I like that one; vibrant. *looks speculatively at existing turquoise inks*







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