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Week #9 / 26 Feb: Raining Dyes And Pigments - 2017 Weekly Ink Project


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Sorry this is so late. Actually got it done Thursday or Friday, but didn't get it scanned in until about a half hour ago (life has been completely insane, with stuff just going massively wrong on Saturday, and trying to catch up with stuff on Sunday AND do 8 loads of laundry.... Then TODAY the few errands I thought I had to run decided to explode exponentially. Really. I was not expecting to have to go to the AT&T store, and then to a place to get batteries for the house line phones (2 of which are completely dead) -- which of course was inconveniently located between the AAA office and the AT&T store on a four lane divided road where half the stop lights don't allow U turns.... And then, when I heard the *cost* of replacement batteries, to Sam's Club to get new phones (it was almost cheaper...). And most of my day was like that, including spending an hour and a half at the Honda dealership getting the valve stem assembly on a tire rebuilt because the tire place didn't have the parts (the tire place is about a quarter of the way across town; the Honda dealership is about 10 miles north...).

So, at long last, here is my ink of the week for last week:

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The ink took overnight to dry on Tomoe River. Not so good for my scanner bed -- but oh did it have lovely sheen while it was wet -- a sort of silver gilt color....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

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You have my sympathy, but just think of all that economic activity you have generated, and how it benefits your country.

 

I, too, have a blue smudge on my scanner that I need to remove sometime...

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The wonderful KWZ Hunter Green - my favourite sketching ink at the moment.

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OMG, what a great sketch.

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OMG, what a great sketch.

 

Very kind of you to say. It's a super speedy scribble I copied from a photo I found on Google. :unsure:

I'm so behind with these I thought I'd better take responsibility and share some inks . . . Week # 10 soon.

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Thanks again guys. This paper is my Rhodia UNI Blank pad. I've fallen out of love with it :mellow: can't quite say why. I've 30 or so sheets left.

I use Tomoe for every letter and Cass Art 300gsm watercolour paper for "proper" sketches.

 

My Stillman & Birn sketchbook was beautiful and so forgiving but being the perfectionist I was (was) I stopped using sketchbooks as I'd rip too many pages out when things didn't go to plan . . . and then that'd annoy me. :unsure:

 

I've also stopped buying paper to scribble on. I was recently given a 500 or so sheets of out of date (address) Ministry of The Environment paper - but it's blue :huh: and I have so many of my children's unrequited school books so more or less I now just use anything that's laying around.

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Thanks again guys. This paper is my Rhodia UNI Blank pad. I've fallen out of love with it :mellow: can't quite say why. I've 30 or so sheets left.

 

I use Tomoe for every letter and Cass Art 300gsm watercolour paper for "proper" sketches.

 

My Stillman & Birn sketchbook was beautiful and so forgiving but being the perfectionist I was (was) I stopped using sketchbooks as I'd rip too many pages out when things didn't go to plan . . . and then that'd annoy me. :unsure:

 

I've also stopped buying paper to scribble on. I was recently given a 500 or so sheets of out of date (address) Ministry of The Environment paper - but it's blue :huh: and I have so many of my children's unrequited school books so more or less I now just use anything that's laying around.

 

 

Is the Rhodia paper thick enough to hold the water washes?

 

(BTW where do you get Tomoe River papers? I haven't found a European source for them yet.)

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Is the Rhodia paper thick enough to hold the water washes?

 

(BTW where do you get Tomoe River papers? I haven't found a European source for them yet.)

 

Not at all, the paper instantly buckles and often deteriorates under a heavy wash. It wasn't designed for that but I've used my two pads for all pen and ink reviews and wanted to keep some consistency.

I'm over that now. :rolleyes:

 

A fellow FPN member bought a bulk of Tomoe River and ages ago was kind enough to sell some on to me and others in the UK.

I can pass your details onto them if you like and see if they're willing to sell and send to Paris?

 

 

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Not at all, the paper instantly buckles and often deteriorates under a heavy wash. It wasn't designed for that but I've used my two pads for all pen and ink reviews and wanted to keep some consistency.

I'm over that now. :rolleyes:

 

A fellow FPN member bought a bulk of Tomoe River and ages ago was kind enough to sell some on to me and others in the UK.

I can pass your details onto them if you like and see if they're willing to sell and send to Paris?

 

 

 

 

Thanks, but I think I'm good for now. I still have a few dozens of sheets that I've brought with me from China.

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Thanks, but I think I'm good for now. I still have a few dozens of sheets that I've brought with me from China.

Happy to send a few sheets to you when you run out.
They're a nightmare to post though. A butterfly's breath is enough to crease the paper in transit.
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Is the Rhodia paper thick enough to hold the water washes?

 

(BTW where do you get Tomoe River papers? I haven't found a European source for them yet.)

 

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I don't know much about its availability in other countries, for obvious reasons, but in Poland Tomoe can be bought here, there... and probably elsewhere, but I know these two sources. :)

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I'm glad you posted this, Liz. I wanted to post a scan of Yama-Dori, but I had lent the only pen that was inked with Y-D and I had no possibility to prepare a mini review. I really like that ink.

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I'm glad you posted this, Liz. I wanted to post a scan of Yama-Dori, but I had lent the only pen that was inked with Y-D and I had no possibility to prepare a mini review. I really like that ink.

 

Thanks. It is one of the more interesting inks I've tried. I like it better each time I use it. I think this is is one of those inks that really varies by pen, so you need to find the right pen(s) for it. And the color in this photo is closer to accurate (on my monitor) than my photos usually are, though it might still be slightly too blue. :)

 

(ETA: Unfortunately, the best pen for it that I've tried belongs to my aunt who refuses to use anything but black! :rolleyes: )

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Thanks. It is one of the more interesting inks I've tried. I like it better each time I use it. I think this is is one of those inks that really varies by pen, so you need to find the right pen(s) for it. And the color in this photo is closer to accurate (on my monitor) than my photos usually are, though it might still be slightly too blue. :)

 

(ETA: Unfortunately, the best pen for it that I've tried belongs to my aunt who refuses to use anything but black! :rolleyes: )

I have it in a very wet Sheaffer Targa, double broad, gold nib. Wow. What a stunner. Shades like crazy, but the dark parts of shading are actually covered by sheen - it basically shades from blue to red! In the beginning I didn't like it, it was too green for my taste, but I think it was a fault of the pen - it is hard to clean and there is a slight possibility that the initial colour of the ink was influenced by some residues (I had cleaned it extremely well, though...).

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I have it in a very wet Sheaffer Targa, double broad, gold nib. Wow. What a stunner. Shades like crazy, but the dark parts of shading are actually covered by sheen - it basically shades from blue to red! In the beginning I didn't like it, it was too green for my taste, but I think it was a fault of the pen - it is hard to clean and there is a slight possibility that the initial colour of the ink was influenced by some residues (I had cleaned it extremely well, though...).

 

:thumbup: Its sheen is almost as good as Robert Oster inks. :D

 

I made an interesting discovery, quite by accident: if you put it under water, the green will wash away leaving a rather nice light blue color - which does not wash away (don't know if it fades, but it's water resistant). :)

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