Tools, 8, Testing Nemosine Inks

Inks on sale at Goulet prompted a few new colors to miraculously land on my desk.  I’d sampled Nemosine Aeolis Palus Red + Solar Storm (orange).   Right, I played with the orange in both the Pilot medium nib Metropolitan and by brush.  I inked on the Hahnemühle Post Cards both on clean paper and over inks.
I doubled back and went in wet twice with the brush.  This ink performs nicely!

No feathering, though it does tend to make that splotchy look when you double back on it, wet-on-wet.  In both I used only Diamine or Super5 inks as the secondary inks, just so I knew what I was mixing.  The Nemosine seems to play well with the Diamine.  One thing, the Nemosine moves with the slightest touch of water — completely dissolves.   I spilled some water on this postcard so decided to let the rain happen… Wow! Wildy Splotchy colors!

Inks behave completely differently than watercolors, a post for another day!

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14 Responses to Tools, 8, Testing Nemosine Inks

  1. dweezer19 says:

    You never cease to amaze me Kate!


  2. SDC says:

    Lovely! So how do these inks differ from concentrated liquid watercolors.


    • Sorry for late response (family er issues).
      They are not lightfast… at this time, at least, I’d say that about most. I am testing some inks. So I use them in my sketchbooks only.
      Some respond differently than watercolors in that they shimmer or change colors. Some are permanent. I love the layering with the permanent.
      I intend to do a video at some point about the use of inks in sketches.


  3. Gorgeous paintings with vivid colours. I absolutely love that blotchy thing when it happens and actively encourage paint and ink blooms.


  4. dweezer19 says:

    You are a goos shot.

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  5. Piarom says:

    Love your cards and the wild raindrops make them so special 😉


  6. Those colors are gorgeous and beautifully worked in your hands.


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