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Ostrich Flower Series Sampler ( On Going )

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#1 Mech-for-i

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:50

Ostrich ink is a very very old name in ink manufacturing in China and last year they bring out their first ever set of color ink in the form of the " Flower Series " at 15ml ea. for a collection of 12 colors; I recently get hold of a set of this in the plain form ( there is also the same set but with gold glitter ). A lot of back and forth communique with the factory tech finally get me informed that while the ink is not marketed or intentionally designed for mixing it is none the less mixable. So I set out to do a sampling of the ink and the combo

 

The combo will have to wait a bit later but I've shoot a sample of the ink as they are

 

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The text is written with a 3B pencil and the gray card is a Kodak 18% gray for those who know how to color balance it; the paper is Rhodia dot pad. I forget to put the name of one of the color, that one is termed y the Mfr " Withered Sakura "


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:24

Beautiful! Thanks for making us aware of these. 

For me Ostrich has always been the same old boring line-up of Black, Blue, Red, and Blue-Black (although someone gave me a bottle of their green and it's decent but has a horrible chemical smell), so it's nice to see them finally branching out and tapping into the current FP fad in China. 

 

Is that a little bit of sheen I see in the concentrated corners of "Grass"? 


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 13:38

Sheen those are not , shading yes , and except for the yellow the set shown some degree of shading. I doubt one can see much unless one use a very wet M or B nib or as in this test , using a dip pen.  And oh that old 901 green, pretty eye catching bright green and for decades and decades that is literally the only green ink out there in China.

 

Well, surprise surprise, I go back and check with a loupe and find that there is indeed sheen but not on the " Grass" instead it was on the other end, the " Sky Viridis " likely unale to be seen on the photo but I have the piece of paper before me and there is some separation and sheen of sheen in a yellow / fresh green hue; I'll have to break out the DSLR I guess



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Posted 19 April 2018 - 14:50

Sheen those are not , shading yes , and except for the yellow the set shown some degree of shading. I doubt one can see much unless one use a very wet M or B nib or as in this test , using a dip pen.  And oh that old 901 green, pretty eye catching bright green and for decades and decades that is literally the only green ink out there in China.

 

Yeah, a student was really excited to give me a bottle...as it was the only "exotic" ink color made by a major Chinese ink manufacturer at the time. 

It's nice for what it is, but it has been neglected in the back of the drawer ever since I acquired a bottle of Herbin Lierre Sauvage. 

 

I look forward to your future posts about these new inks as you try them out.

Now so many Chinese ink companies are producing sets of all the main colors.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 20:54

Thanks for the nice array. They look good, as a plausible representation of the plants involved. Best offer: also as non-glitter option.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 22:40

Thank you for sharing these with us. I hope you can show us more.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:28

weather is not cooperating but do hope the color show up better in natural light ; from left Grass ( fresh green ), Tulip ( yellow ), & Chestnut ( brown )

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Ostrich Flowers series color ink swatch 002 on Flickr



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:31

from left - Cactus ( dark green ) , Blue Plumbago ( sky viridis ) & Sky Clear ( brilliant blue )

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Ostrich Flowers series color ink swatch 001 on Flickr


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 21:32

Looking good.


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#10 Mech-for-i

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:18

Sun still not coming out today ; trying the best ( for now )

 

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 13:44

I like the two greens.



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Posted 28 April 2018 - 22:09

Thank you for the pictures. I want so many of these, look at that lovely pink, the greens, the reds!





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