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Battle Of The Inks - Doppelgänger Edition


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

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Now.. where can I find this Yodaki?...

 

 

 

I bet you can't tell which is which:

 

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(L: Yodaki. R: Akane.)

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That is the most visual means of use and comparison I have seen yet; wonderful!

 

*heart-eyes*

 

I *need* this.

 

Thank you for posting this, stevesurf!

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Very close, and very appealing: de Atramentis Sky and R&K Blu Mare:

 

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I agree with you HalloweenHJB!

 

I think you've found a GREAT substitute for DA Sky in R&K Blu Mare! I have to start a list of inks and their doppelgangers for my own reference. This one is going to the top of the blues. I love Cerulean. As much as I love Cobalt and Ultramarine, DA Sky is a lovely break from all the purple-leaning blues out there.

 

It looks to me that the De Atramentis Sky is (IMO) a true Cerulean blue (PB35) while Authentic Models' Sea Water leans toward a yellow shade, like PB35 with a touch of Titanium White (PW6) or Zinc White (PW4). When painting, I found adding a tiny bit of White to a Cerulean blue brings out the yellow tone a little.

 

Simpson's Turquoise looks to my eye closer to Phthalocyanine Blue (PB15).

 

R & K Blu Mare is just an *iota* more violet than DA Sky, the way Ultramarine Blue (PB29) is more violet than Cobalt Blue (PB28), but it's extremely close!

 

Now I just have to find me a sample vial of each... because I want to do a chomatographic strip test to see what dyes each ink uses. Would there be a visible difference? Would there be an unexpected surprise (like the presence of yellow or pink)? Has anyone tested either of these inks in this manner to see how the dyes separate out?

 

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I inked up a new Lamy Logo with a sample of Caran d'Ache Vibrant Green. I started writing and realized it looks a lot like Omas Green. (That ink was in a Jetpens Chibi, so the nib produces a finer line.)

What do you think? (Hopefully I get the images uploaded properly.)

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxoygk9zh.jpeg

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0c04a4i6.jpeg

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxqukibsw.jpeg

http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpszsrrmgt6.jpeg

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EXCELLENT WORK!

 

To my eye, the OMAS green ink leans toward the yellow end of the spectrum and the Caran d'Ache leans toward the blue. It's subtle, though, and I wouldn't be able to see it unless both were right next to each other (ss shown in the photographs).

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On a slightly related topic, has anyone tried taking pictures of the ink/swatch tests wth a tungsten filter over the camera lens?

I ask because I still remember the SHOCK I suffered when I saw Rossetti's painting Proserpine hanging in the Fogg Art Gallery with my own eyes: it was decidedly bluer and cooler than the prints I'd seen of it in posters and in my art books, where it looked much warmer, with stronger reds, yellows, and oranges. The difference was SO MARKED that I thought (with considerable horror) that the painting had faded, much like a printed label will go greeny-blue after sitting outdoors due to UV damage.

I asked one of the museum guards what had happened to the painting and he explained that I had FINALLY seen the painting in its true colors. I was skeptical until I read about tungsten filters for cameras. Then it all made sense. The printed versions were yellower because the photographer hadn't used the filter. After all, who carries a tungsten filter around with their camera everywhere they go?

And in this age of digital cameras embedded in cell phones, who even uses an analog camera, much less an analog filter?

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Interesting thought - does the component that makes sheen show up in chromatography, or only when you apply quantum?

 

Hi there, dcwaites!

 

I'm still so new to the FP and Ink world that the shiny hasn't rubbed off. (Checks ears ... Yup, still wet!). What's "quantum".

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That's a really nice colour. :wub: I thought I was the only person who liked my browns to be reddish browns. :)

 

 

Not at all! It's a small, but select group! ;)

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In case anyone is looking for a very close to Herbin's Améthyste de l'Oural —but without the sparkles—, R&K's Special issue of AUBERGINE is almost exactly the same in color, only just slightly lighter, and a touch drier:

 

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Woo hoo, thanks for the comparison Herbert!

 

I've seen Améthyste de l'Oural in real life several times but never used it myself. I think the colour is not bad, but (a) I'm not really a fan of the particles and (B) I can't justify this price tag for an ink that I merely "like"). I'm glad I got a bottle of Aubergine, which is gorgeous (and more affordable).

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In case anyone is looking for a very close to Herbin's Améthyste de l'Oural —but without the sparkles—, R&K's Special issue of AUBERGINE is almost exactly the same in color, only just slightly lighter, and a touch drier:

 

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Thank you! This is useful to know. I have a bottle of l'Amethyste and don't need another ink so close in color to it.

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OOO Thank you! I just bought Aubergine - I like that it is water resistant. The L'O has been inked in a pen since it arrived.

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

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm looking for a "Doppelgaenger" for Private Reserve Tanzanite. Any recommendations? Many thanks.

 

Maybe try Nioi-sumire from Sailor. I don't have the inks with me though. I can show you the splash cards but it's probably not the best way to compare them. Let me dig them out...

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I'm looking for a "Doppelgaenger" for Private Reserve Tanzanite. Any recommendations? Many thanks.

 

I have none of these with me. I can only tell with these splash cards. But note that the splashes are more saturated than in writing and look at the letters instead. I'd say Nioi-sumire is quite close.

 

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