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Love the artwork in all of these (not sure how I missed this thread before now).

Thanks for doing this, InesF!

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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13 hours ago, LizEF said:

Beautiful presentation, as always. :)  Love your combos, jealous of your handwriting. ;)  Thanks for doing and sharing these.

You're highly welcome! 😊

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12 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

Love the artwork in all of these (not sure how I missed this thread before now).

Thanks for doing this, InesF!

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Thank you @inkstainedruth!

Citing @LizEF: "welcome to the world of colours!" 😄

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Hadn't seen this yet. What a great idea and wonderful implementation. I'm already looking forward to March.

 

 

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Lovely. I had somehow missed this thread til now. Thankyou for sharing your art.

It's all about the greys...

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Thank you @txomsy and @AmandaW, you are welcome!

 

All these comments do motivate me a lot to have new ideas for the upcoming months! 😊

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  • 1 month later...

The Ink Quartett for March is ready and already in use. Compared to the month before, March Quartett is to a lesser degree influenced from season colours. It’s still Winter, the month with the oldest remains of green. Murky colours, mixed with brown and grey dominate. However, some trees and bushes start to swell their buds and show first signs of pale red and pale green colour – but one needs to look closely to recognize that nature is awakening from winter rest.

 

The March choice contains underrated and often disliked inks, much like the perception of current central European outdoor colours (in the small swabs from top down):

Diamine Green-Black

Pelikan Edelstein Jade

Lamy Crystal Azurite

Pelikan Edelstein Ruby

And I found some (underrated) fountain pens to fill and to complete this type of experience.

 

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A big surprise improved my rating for Edelstein Ruby: it has glimmer! No report I can find ever mentioned that. To be honest, the amount of glitter is pure understatement. You cannot see it after shaking the bottle, it is only visible as a bottom deposit and only when explicitly searching for it. The glitter is either colourless or seems to have the same colour as the ink. I recognized it first on the swab and can see it only rarely on written lines. However, that doesn‘t change the general impression of a neutral, unsaturated, pale red – not suitable for office use.

Edelstein Jade is similar in its pale appearance and doesn’t even have glitter.

Azurite and Green-Black are both calm saturated colours, the first with heavy gold-green, the second without any sheen and both without shading.

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@InesF this is another nice selection :smile:

 

Thanks for your ongoing series of posts. These remind me to make  changes in my own rotation. Edelstein Jade will be making a return :happyberet:

✒️ :happyberet:

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:) Love the swirls and splatters!  Still jealous of your handwriting. :D

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9 hours ago, InesF said:

The Ink Quartett for March is ready and already in use. Compared to the month before, March Quartett is to a lesser degree influenced from season colours. It’s still Winter, the month with the oldest remains of green. Murky colours, mixed with brown and grey dominate. However, some trees and bushes start to swell their buds and show first signs of pale red and pale green colour – but one needs to look closely to recognize that nature is awakening from winter rest.

 

The March choice contains underrated and often disliked inks, much like the perception of current central European outdoor colours (in the small swabs from top down):

Diamine Green-Black

Pelikan Edelstein Jade

Lamy Crystal Azurite

Pelikan Edelstein Ruby

And I found some (underrated) fountain pens to fill and to complete this type of experience.

 

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A big surprise improved my rating for Edelstein Ruby: it has glimmer! No report I can find ever mentioned that. To be honest, the amount of glitter is pure understatement. You cannot see it after shaking the bottle, it is only visible as a bottom deposit and only when explicitly searching for it. The glitter is either colourless or seems to have the same colour as the ink. I recognized it first on the swab and can see it only rarely on written lines. However, that doesn‘t change the general impression of a neutral, unsaturated, pale red – not suitable for office use.

Edelstein Jade is similar in its pale appearance and doesn’t even have glitter.

Azurite and Green-Black are both calm saturated colours, the first with heavy gold-green, the second without any sheen and both without shading.

 

Thanks for telling us about the Ruby. 

Is that an Ebonite Santini pen?

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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14 hours ago, gmax said:

@InesF this is another nice selection :smile:

 

Thanks for your ongoing series of posts. These remind me to make  changes in my own rotation. Edelstein Jade will be making a return :happyberet:

Thank you @gmax, you're welcome!

 

Indeed, P.E. Jade is a well behaving ink with nice colour. It is below average in dry writing pens but has nice performance in a wet writing pen.

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14 hours ago, LizEF said:

:) Love the swirls and splatters!  Still jealous of your handwriting. :D

Thank you @LizEF, always highly welcome!

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6 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

Thanks for telling us about the Ruby. 

Is that an Ebonite Santini pen?

Hi @amberleadavis.

2x yes: 1) Ruby is a surprise - such a covert glimmer! - and 2) it is the Santini ebonite pen with flex stub nib with ebonite feed.

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It's April, spring has arrived ... oh, wait, we had 20cm fresh snow yesterday!

 

Nevertheless, the trees are full of flowers in white, pink and yellow - it's so beautiful!

The April Ink Quartett is inspired by natures colours:

Pelikan 4001 Pink (in Pelikan M600 Violet White M-stub)

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz (in Parker Sonnet B-stub)

Diamine Kelly Green (in TWSBI Vac 700r Iris M)

Ferris Wheel Press Grape Ice Pop (in Lamy CP1 EF)

 

 

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Besides the ink use a nice photo of spring in snow.

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Beautiful combo, Ines!  And I love your little tree drawing! :)

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Thank you @LizEF, you're welcome!

 

Compared to your high frequency of ink reviews, I do an easy job with the Quartett. 😉

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Wow! Your April captures the colors I've been testing for for the last three months. February looked soooo amazing!

 

I m looking forward to seeing May!

 

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May is among us! The sun paints the sky blue and awakes all those winter sleepy life forms.

The monthly Ink Quartett for May is dominated by blue and green: a deep blue for the sky and for the water, a dark blue for thunderstorm clouds, a pale green for the fresh leaves and a dark green for in between.

The pens and inks are:

deAtramentis Turquoise Green - in Pelikan 400NN F

Colorverse Quasar - in Waterman Serenité MF

Diamine Kelly Green + Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine - in Kaweco STEEL Sport B

deAtramentis Deepwater Black-Blue - in Aurora Blue Mamba F

 

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This time I made a Zentangle inspired drawing full of exploding life. The drawing is on 300 gsm Hahnemühle aquarell paper which is a bit ivory.

 

As much as I like the Colorverse Quasar, it is a bit too dark for this Qartett - it looks almost black in the drawing. R&K or P4001 Royal Blue would had been the better choice.

 

 

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I love your Zentangle, @InesF!  Absolutely gorgeous.  Thank you for continuing to post these - you pick fabulous combos and the posts are a treat for the eyes. :)  Happy spring!

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