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Sheen Vs. Shading

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#21 Bluey

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:26

Ink is all about the shading.

 

I never really 'got' sheen or shimmer. Shading is a natural property/extension to inks, but with sheen and shimmer it feels like it's trying to be the next big thing, but trying too hard. And they end up clogging pens and stuff. I tried stormy grey and emerald of Chivor(?) and some others to see what they're all about and I thought they were totally meh, with all the hype and substance of  precious resin.

 

I suppose holograms and kaleidescope are next.


Edited by Bluey, 27 July 2017 - 06:03.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:51

I like inks with moderate shading. I love inks with sheen!

I find inks with much shading hard to read in long texts. To me the sheen just adds some mystery to the ink.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 23:18

For me, I like all three, in no particular order.  It depends on the ink, and the use.  

Interesting that the OP noticed sheen in Blue Water Ice.  I just put it into a pen, and when I did my review for myself, I didn't see any (but then, it's relatively poor quality and absorbent paper in a cheap Piccadilly sketchbook).  I did wonder whether I *would* get sheen on better paper.  

Still trying to make up my mind about the ink, but one thing I *did* notice -- even on that paper -- is that the shading, while not overly pronounced, has what some people have referred to as "haloing" (that's when the shading gives a pronounced darker edging to lines and letters).  That's my weakness and some of my favorite inks have it: vintage Skrip Peacock, Diamine Tyrian Purple and Diamine Turquoise are a few inks that do it -- even on poorer quality paper.

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 18:44

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Interesting that the OP noticed sheen in Blue Water Ice.

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I used a dip pen (Rohrer and Klingner), on Tomoe River paper. I really let it pool up (I like trying to make drawings with it, however horrible I am at drawing). WHen it pooled, the Blue Water Ice had some really nice sheen on the edges. Nothing like a Walden Pond Blue from Organic Studios, but just some nice edge sheening.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:09

I love sheen and shimmer but shading scans the best and is totally cool.  


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 15:07

Sheen and shading are my weakness. One ink I found to have some unexpected sheen and shading was De Atramentis deepwater obsession.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 17:11

Ink is all about the shading.

 

I never really 'got' sheen or shimmer. Shading is a natural property/extension to inks, but with sheen and shimmer it feels like it's trying to be the next big thing, but trying too hard. And they end up clogging pens and stuff. I tried stormy grey and emerald of Chivor(?) and some others to see what they're all about and I thought they were totally meh, with all the hype and substance of  precious resin.

 

I suppose holograms and kaleidescope are next.

 

Bluey,

 

Just looking at your ink colors- How do you feel about Diamine Mediterranean Blue vs Edelstein Topaz? Im going back and forth and can't decide.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 17:32

 

Bluey,

 

Just looking at your ink colors- How do you feel about Diamine Mediterranean Blue vs Edelstein Topaz? Im going back and forth and can't decide.

Iv'e not tried Edelstein Topaz so I've never seen it in the flesh to compare. I can tell you that Mediterranean blue is very nice and has good shading with moderate wetness though. Probably very similar to Edelstein Topaz.


Edited by Bluey, 29 July 2017 - 17:36.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:21

i'm not big fan of both.  to read many words written on many pages, i'd prefer to read one written with an ink that gives a consistent color tone.  the more shading and/or sheen make the pages seem too much for the eyes to take in.  however, if i have to choose one, then shading is a far more friendly choice than sheen.  but if you want to impress others and get a 'wow', then sheen is the way to go.


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