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Tokiwa-matsu is not a color I would normally love. I like my greens on the warm side, but this is a definite pine that borders on emerald in some light. Yet there is something very special about it. I wish it were better behaved on cheap paper, but I guess there is no perfect thing. It should get plenty of pocket time in any case. Tokiwa looks especially nice on ivory paper.

 

Quick sketch of a sphere on cheap Strathmore watercolor paper. Notice how the line does not hold at all with a light wash. I haven't done any proper sketching with this one and I'm not likely to; it will be relegated to background washes if anything. Strangely, it may work for skies...

 

Care was taken to ensure color accuracy, but it was a tough one. It seems I could only get the Tokiwa-matsu or the Alt-goldgrün to look right, never both. Hopefully it's not too far off.

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I LOOOOVE this color.. and you make it looks even better that what I think it is...... :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

 

Thanks so much for this wonderful review. :D

 

 

 

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An interesting ink I may try. I use yama dori for correspondence and am often getting comments on the sheen. Since I use a good quality paper this sounds like an ink to try. Thanks for the review.

 

the ink might be interesting to try for drawing. I often do fountain pen line drawings and use a water wash over the lines for areas of tone. I had a watercolor instructor that said that a painting is better if there are some 'perhaps and maybe so's', it sounds as if this ink might deliver.

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Great review (as always!) of a nice ink. This Jentle series continues to impress me.

 

I LOOOOVE this color.. and you make it looks even better that what I think it is...... :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

Thanks so much for this wonderful review. :D

 

Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you like it.

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the ink might be interesting to try for drawing.

 

If you can make it work, I'd love to see the results posted here. As I said above, a wash just obliterates the line, so you'll have to be very careful where you wash and you'll likely have to re-ink afterwards.

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Your reviews are so great! And oh, the photos. You really captured that reddish sheen!

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It sounds like an ink to avoid when addressing envelopes!

 

That was exactly my thought. I'll usually just use whatever is in the pen to address envelopes for everyday letters and cards. Definitely not this one.

 

 

Your reviews are so great! And oh, the photos. You really captured that reddish sheen!

 

Thanks. I'm glad you like them. I read you had a bunch of pinks on the way. You might as well try your hand at a multi-pink comparo!

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Great review, my first thoughts were for Cyber6, Sinstral1 and Vis who love murky greens. I'd think about Geoduc too, but he doesn't post much anymore.

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Great review, my first thoughts were for Cyber6, Sinstral1 and Vis who love murky greens. I'd think about Geoduc too, but he doesn't post much anymore.

 

You can add me to that group that loves murky greens. The only thing I like better is a cool desaturated, cool brown.

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I'm just glad they still love me.... I want clear, super saturated, retina searing colors. Cape Cod Cranberry is a little too subtle for me.

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I was recently asked by my wife to pen a Thank Youu note to our local Tender Greens restaurant, who donated catering to an event promoting eating local foods that she organized. I used Sailor's Tokiwa-matsu, which has become one of my go-to calligraphy inks.

 

It is difficult to represent this in photos because, when this amount of ink is laid down, Tokiwa loses its greenness and just kinda sheens an iron-red. The effect is really very nice in person and I hope the pictures give you some kind of idea about the potential of this ink for calligraphy.

 

Paper is Original Crown Mill Pure Cotton, A5 sheet folded in half. I used a Zebra G nib, dipped. The lupine was painted in with a brush pen filled with water and dipped into Iroshizuku Yama-budo.

 

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Jason, that's a beautiful card! I just tried the ink today. WOW what sheen on TR paper.

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Wonderful review! And the card is absolutely beautiful!

 

I really like Sailor Jentle inks. They are a bit more difficult to find, however.

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Thanks for the kind comments. Tokiwa matsu is still one of my favorites.

 

Amber, please post a pic if you have time.

 

 

Ditto on the card :D

Definitely a keeper :)

 

 

Wonderful review! And the card is absolutely beautiful!

I really like Sailor Jentle inks. They are a bit more difficult to find, however.

 

 

Jason, that's a beautiful card! I just tried the ink today. WOW what sheen on TR paper.

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

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You can add me to that group that loves murky greens. The only thing I like better is a cool desaturated, cool brown.

Yes. Me too. Like them a lot.

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