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Looking For Very Vibrant, Interesting Inks For Art Project

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#1 dropoutkitchen

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 21:34

Hello all!

 

I'm doing a little art project (specifically, a kid's story book for my cousins) and wanted recommendations on some inks. I usually work in water color, but I'm interested in exploring the potential of ink as a medium as well.

 

Specifically, I'm looking recommendations of inks that are either very intensely vibrant ("saturated" in the traditional sense), have a high degree of shading, or produce an interesting sheen or sparkle. The particular color doesn't matter, I'm looking to combine a wide palette. I want things that really create visual draw or intricacy. I'll be doing it on Tomoe river paper so feathering/bleed through won't be a concern. 

 

Some examples of the type of inks I like:

 

Bright/Vibrant/Saturated

Diamine Pumpkin

Noodler's Baystate Blue

Private Reserve DC Electric Purple

 

High Level of Shading

Rohrer & Klinger Alt-Goldgrun

Private Reserve Avocado

Noodler's Navajo Turquoise

 

Interesting Sheen or Sparkle

J. Herbin Emerald de Chivor

Graff von Faber-Castell Moss Green

Robert Oster Fire & Ice

 

Thank you all for your recommendations! With so many inks and ink reviews, it's maddening making choices.


Edited by dropoutkitchen, 14 March 2017 - 21:36.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 00:17

I think it's a hard list to create.  I love inks and it would be difficult to create a list like you have requested.  Personally, I don't have inks which are not interesting.  Perhaps if you asked us for a particular color?  Or for a short cut, look in the link in my signature for inks grouped by color.  Also, if you look at the 366+ inks, you can get a feel for what inks may be interesting.


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