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J. Herbin Rouille D'ancre—A Handwritten Review



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jasonchickerson

Though I love this color, I've never bought a bottle because I love the very similar and more useable Terre de Feu much more. I've heard, too, that this ink is not well-behaved.

 

BTW, I love your capital D in D'ancre here.

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It looks lovely written with your Waterman 52. It's such a unique, vintage-y colour, but I like it a lot less in person than I do on the screen. :( Mine is a weird, fleshy colour when dry on Midori MD paper, though I use it for accents and am relatively satisfied with it.

 

I haven't had any success using it with a (flexible) dip nib, as it seems too thin to flow properly from the nib.

I was once a bottle of ink, Inky Dinky Thinky Inky, Blacky Minky Bottle of Ink!

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Thank you for sharing your photo review. I've been looking at several reviews, and yours shows a different side to this ink. It clearly has possibilities depending on nibs.

 

You have beautiful handwriting.

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Anne-Sophie

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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inkstainedruth

Thanks for the review.

This is one that I keep going "maybe..." over. The color seems pretty unique, but I fear that it's so light I'd have legibility issues in anything with a nib smaller than a B or a stub.

But your review is making me think that I might just have to try a sample of it at some point....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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There are several lighter Herbin inks I'd like to try. Sample route sounds the way to go. I'd like to try Rouille D'ancre, Gris Nuage, Vert Reseda, and Ambre de Birmanie.

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inkstainedruth

Gris Nuage was pretty, but again, very light. And I found it to be drippy (and weirdly enough, the undertone to it was *pink*!

Vert Reseda isn't a color I like; keep trying to decide if Ambre de Birmanie is one to try a sample of.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Ghost Plane

Ambre is known as "baby poop brown" around my house. These lighter shades need a really wide nib to get anything out of them. I'm fond of Ancre as the local flamingos are much the same color.

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fountainpagan

Thank you for your review, and beautiful handwriting.

 

This is a paper dépendent ink, yet it will always be quite unique. I like the way it goes from light to dark. It gets darker, thugh, after a few days in the pen.

I agree it is a dry ink. It has a tendency to feathering when used with some cheap papers, but also with some vergé papers.

I enjoy using it, though not s often, and have great fun with.

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Ambre is known as "baby poop brown" around my house. These lighter shades need a really wide nib to get anything out of them. I'm fond of Ancre as the local flamingos are much the same color.

 

At first I ignored the "Ambre" part of that and was like "THEY NEED TO GET THEIR BABY CHECKED OUT", lol.

 

Thank you for your review, and beautiful handwriting.

 

This is a paper dépendent ink, yet it will always be quite unique. I like the way it goes from light to dark. It gets darker, thugh, after a few days in the pen.

I agree it is a dry ink. It has a tendency to feathering when used with some cheap papers, but also with some vergé papers.

I enjoy using it, though not s often, and have great fun with.

 

Thanks! I've also found that paper definitely does make a difference with all of Herbin's regular series inks.

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This reminds me of De Atramentis Oriental Red…seems quite close to it, if a bit more in the rust direction. But I'm such a sucker for that kind of faded, mysterious, vintage red I can't resist. Got to get a bottle.

Great review, and I am not worthy even to look at your handwriting!

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