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Inkshift - Callifolio Heure Dorée To Noir

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#1 namrehsnoom



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Posted 01 August 2020 - 13:06

InkShift – L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Heure Dorée to Noir
With their Callifolio line of inks, L'Artisan Pastellier has produced some really nice ink colours. Some of them are better than others, though. I really like Heure Dorée as a drawing ink, and it is undoubtedly a beautiful ink for journaling with wet & broad pens. But... I'm typically using F/M nibs on my pens, and with these Heure Dorée is definitely too light for my taste. Time to darken it up a bit by adding a bit of Noir - the black ink of the Callifolio series, and see what this produces.
Below is a set of progressive mixes I used while looking for an interesting combination. This mixing experiment turned out really well. In fact, I like almost all combinations. 
The mixes shift from a yellow- to a green-olive colour. I even like the dirty-green 1:1 mix. I have several favourites this time:
  • The 1:15 mix makes for a very readable yellow-olive
  • The 1:5 mix looks like a nice green-olive
  • The 1:1 mix is an intriguing dirty-green
I haven't made up my mind yet about my absolute favourite. I would be interested to know what people on the forum consider theirs - please let me know. My plan is to choose one of the mixes in the coming days, and do a more comprehensive review which I will post here on the forum.

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 14:29

I don't have a favourite, only a remark: the first several steps, from the unadulterated Heure Dorée down to the 1:5 mix, look awfully like the not-entirely-gradual darkening of Platinum Classic Ink Citrus Black.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 14:32

Thank you so much! Veerrry interesting.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

#4 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 15:50

Fascinating! Thanks.

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