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Mini Reviews Of Two Noodler's: Kiowa Pecan ~ Black Swan In English Roses


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Hi all, this is my first attempt at a review so please excuse the poor color balance. I'm ashamed to say as a photographer that paper is quite challenging!

 

I just received several samples from Goulet Pens and am having a ball trying them out. What better way to enhance the enjoyment than to come here and share... so here goes.

 

Noodler's Kiowa Pecan:

 

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I love this golden brown with tons of shading! What a pleasant surprise.

 

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As far as drying time, not great but that's not something I'm really worried about, for my purposes. This was done on cheap card stock, as opposed to Fabriano.

 

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I didn't do a waterproof test but in future reviews will definitely include an image of those results, too.

 

Now on to Noodler's BSiER:

 

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The ink came out super dark at first, but I was using a BB nib so that might have something to do with it. The color seemed to dilute after a dozen words or so. Really love the color, the shading and the vintage feel/look.

 

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Here's a drying test. I noticed at the top of the page the first word I wrote (Noodler's) didn't dry for some time, but those first words let out a ton of ink. Probably due to my penmanship style, too. Again, this is on cheap card stock.

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So there it is! Thanks for looking and please let me know your experiences with either of these inks, pens and/or paper. More samples to come!

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Thanks for your review. I had looked for an ink to use for sketching with a fountain pen and tried Kiowa Pecan. It has become my drawing ink of choice. I have 3 samples of sketches using Kiowa Pecan for drawings at: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/15494-fpns-pen-art-gallery/page-19 . I often take advantage of the fact that the color is water soluble by using a brush loaded with water to go over my drawings and creating a wash. It is also an ink I enjoy using for correspondence.

 

Thanks for the review. I may have to try Black Swan in English Roses it looks like a soft rich red brown. I see no problem with your photography by the way.

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Thank you, linearM. Your drawings are wonderful ~ I like the added white colored pencil highlights. Really lovely with the Kiowa Pecan and the warm toned paper. I'm trying my hand at Noodler's X Feather outlines with watercolor post-dry time. So far it's been fun.

 

I do recommend the English Roses. Very nice, complex tones.

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Nice reviews! Your photographs are lovely. Kiowa Pecan is definitely on my "to-try" list, now :)

 

I actually just picked up a bottle of Black Swan in English Roses the other day and have been using it in a very wet, rather flexy Hero 269:

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The shading! I love it. iPhone photography doesn't do it justice.

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Thanks, tinysnail ~ do pick up the Kiowa Pecan if it's got you interested. You won't be disappointed, lots of shading!

 

GardenCity-NY, I am loving this sample of BS English Roses ~ will probably go for a bottle

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