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Just a brief note on a recent comparison: a bottle of Robert Oster Signature Bronze had been lingering in my ink drawer until I decided to use it a new acquisition by Atelier Veleray (more on that in the near future). It turned out greener than I'd expected, similar to KWZ Green Gold but slightly lighter. The attached image is an unprocessed photograph hastily taken with a smartphone. Still, it comes close to what I see on paper, especially in the lower part, where Bronze and Green Gold are separated by Callifolio Olivastre. In the upper part, where the two inks are next to each other, Green Gold appears a bit too dark. 

The other two inks included as a kind of control in the comparison are Callifolio Olivastre (in a Diamond Point with a flexible broad nib) and Rohrer & Klingner Sepia (in a Delta Tech & Web with a stub nib). KWZ Green Gold came from a Montblanc 149 with a medium nib and the Atelier Veleray pen sported a broad nib I had from a Visconti Rembrandt. 

Bottom line: nice colour and a well-behaved ink. As my interest in shading increases, Bronze may replace the darker KWZ Green Gold among my favourites. 

 

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3 hours ago, Karmachanic said:

Green Gold IG?

No, just the plain version. 

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On 5/22/2022 at 8:45 AM, LizEF said:

Bronze is my favorite murk.

The fact that "murk" is an approved colour name makes me unusually happy for some reason.  I had a hard time trying to figure out how to classify those colours & that solved it.

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25 minutes ago, frolic838 said:

I had a hard time trying to figure out how to classify those colours...

Which is the reason I don't organize my swatch cards by color. :)

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14 hours ago, LizEF said:

Which is the reason I don't organize my swatch cards by color. :)

To satisfy my need for organization, I have started a second set of swatches, one is sorted by brand, the other by colour.  It's a bigger habit than writing itself, but I love it!

I am different.  Let this not alarm you.  ~ Paracelsus

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1 minute ago, frolic838 said:

To satisfy my need for organization, I have started a second set of swatches, one is sorted by brand, the other by colour.  It's a bigger habit than writing itself, but I love it!

:) Best wishes figuring out how to classify KWZ Brown Pink - which is neither brown, nor pink. :P

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Just now, LizEF said:

:) Best wishes figuring out how to classify KWZ Brown Pink - which is neither brown, nor pink. :P

I pretty much just go with my gut on those.  Whatever it decides to look like that day.  I suppose that's the best part of the ring bound or rolodex bound systems.  You can change your mind as often as you like!

I am different.  Let this not alarm you.  ~ Paracelsus

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Sorting alphabetically is more practical, but having similar colors grouped together just looks so nice 🥰

 

 

54 minutes ago, frolic838 said:

To satisfy my need for organization, I have started a second set of swatches, one is sorted by brand, the other by colour.  It's a bigger habit than writing itself, but I love it!

That's what I plan to do as well 👍

 

(As soon as I've figured out how I want to do the swatch cards and have acquired better card stock)

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3 minutes ago, Licue said:

and have acquired better card stock

This is my problem as well.  I am very much enjoying the Col-o-Dex system, but am trying different options for the ring system trying to get a paper that demonstrates sheen better.  I saw a video of someone using Canson watercolour paper that seemed like it might be a good fit.  I am thinking about picking some up to mess with this weekend.

I am different.  Let this not alarm you.  ~ Paracelsus

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