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Major Third: In Praise Of Tertiary Colors

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#21 Eclipse157

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 13:27

 

I love your orange choices.  

 

As for the "blurples" (as Amberlea calls them), are not my favorites, but I'd like to see a sample of Azurite.  Can you show me that one?

Most certainly, here you go:

 

Dragon's Night.jpg

 

 

I did this to help me decide what to do with Robert Oster Dragon's Night, which I particularly liked; so other than Dragon's Night we have:

 

  • Noodler's La Couleur Royale
  • Diamine Imperial Blue
  • Organics Studio Mark Twain Halley's Comet Blue
  • Diamine 150th Anniversary Regency Blue
  • Lamy Crystal Azurite
  • Noodler's Henry Hudson Blue
  • Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 14:21

I love blurples.  My favorites are Sailor Shigure, which is a rich, dark color, and TAG Kyoto Kyo-Iro Soft Snow of Ohara, which leans toward gray.

 

Kung Te Cheng is a remarkable ink but bluer than I prefer.



#23 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 15:46

 

Most certainly, here you go:

 

attachicon.gif Dragon's Night.jpg

 

 

I did this to help me decide what to do with Robert Oster Dragon's Night, which I particularly liked; so other than Dragon's Night we have:

 

  • Noodler's La Couleur Royale
  • Diamine Imperial Blue
  • Organics Studio Mark Twain Halley's Comet Blue
  • Diamine 150th Anniversary Regency Blue
  • Lamy Crystal Azurite
  • Noodler's Henry Hudson Blue
  • Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng

 

 

Wow.  Just wow.  You have this area covered beautifully.  Not to mention the spectacular uncial (?) lettering.  Thanks for sharing.

 

You definitely make the cobalt/blurple range look so much more appealing!



#24 Eclipse157

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 19:34

 

Wow.  Just wow.  You have this area covered beautifully.  Not to mention the spectacular uncial (?) lettering.  Thanks for sharing.

 

You definitely make the cobalt/blurple range look so much more appealing!

Yes it's (supposed to be) uncial, but it's far from spectacular. Thank you nonetheless though, I appreciate your compliments very much, and I'm even happier that I could help.



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 23:23

When I started out on the inky path, I wanted smack in the middle of the spectrum purples and reds.  But then I started seeing really lovely blue-leaning and red-leaning purples.  And while I still want my Diamine Classic Red (which for me is the definition of "red-red" -- I'm not much for orange leaning or blood red/brown-leaning reds) I am starting to appreciate the more pink-leaning ones, and was surprised how much I actually liked J Herbin 1640 Rouge Hematite (original formula, with the big gold flakes), which I would describe as a "brick red".  

Still not a fan of orange inks of any stripe (and most yellow or gold inks are too light to be legible on the page), but there are a couple of ones that are more of a brown (KWZI IG Mandarin, which oxidizes to a brown; and Diamine Terra Cotta -- the name is spot on, BTW) that I'm happy to have in the stash at this point.

I'm finding more and more that rather than the primary (or even secondary) colors, I'm reaching more and more for the more nuanced inks.  Even "blue" is a nebulous term -- do you mean cobalt blue, or cerulean blue or turquoise or a grey blue?  

I'm also finding that as I test new samples, and compare them to inks I've previously tried, I'm seeing the subtle variations: X ink will look more grey while next to Y ink, but more blue when next to Z ink.....  

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#26 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 18:07

So do you have a favorite amber or vermilion or magenta fountain pen ink?

I've never cared for magenta as a stand-alone color.

 

That said, there are a few kits for mixing fountain pen inks out in the wild... (Not an endorsement for the shop, just convenience) https://www.jetpens....le-Set/pd/23874 is a pure CMYK set. Similar for https://www.fahrneys.../Item--i-250329



#27 amberleadavis

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 00:59

Halloween, I love your work and I'm glad to see back posting.

 

As for "blurples" - I stole the name from someone else around here.  Oh, and the word "unobtainium" is another word I embraced.


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Posted 25 May 2020 - 01:03

 

Most certainly, here you go:

 

attachicon.gif Dragon's Night.jpg

 

 

I did this to help me decide what to do with Robert Oster Dragon's Night, which I particularly liked; so other than Dragon's Night we have:

 

  • Noodler's La Couleur Royale
  • Diamine Imperial Blue
  • Organics Studio Mark Twain Halley's Comet Blue
  • Diamine 150th Anniversary Regency Blue
  • Lamy Crystal Azurite
  • Noodler's Henry Hudson Blue
  • Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng

 

 

 

WOW


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Dark Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY


#29 Arkanabar

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 11:16

Chartruese, quite a lovely descriptive name. Much better than what I call it - puke yellow.

 

It's named for a very complex and potent botanical/herbal liqueur produced by the Carthusian Fathers at their monastery in the Grand Chartruese, and its color is very much like what's shown.

 

Richard Binder used to mix Waterman Purple and Waterman Florida Blue 1:1 and iirc, he insisted it was called Binder Burple.







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