I love sketching with soluble grey inks, but this last month I popped a new greyish purplish color in my Benu Talisman pen, which I am loving: PEN CHALET’s Exclusive, Robert Oster Monsoon Clouds. To see the post on the sketch above, go here. I love this ink so much!!
I know I will want more of this ink!
Properties of Robert Oster’s Monsoon Clouds:
This ink is well-behaved, and does not feather on
any of the papers I normally use, even Post-its.
I consider it a medium ink, neither wet nor dry, and it evaporates quickly with a wet nib. It has never smeared on me during a sketch. It has a hint of a pink-red sheen, impossible to image. It contains deep blue-purples, Edging into lavender when it spreads. When hit with water it moves easily though one pass did not totally disperse it so there was a bit of a ghost.
It is not water resistant.
On smooth Hahnemühle paper I created a very fast sketch of
Savitri as she moved about grooming, trying to capture her in motion!
I love this deep purpley grey.
Other Robert Oster Inks reviewed in this manner to date:
African Gold; Muddy Dragon (and the other Muddy colors which will soon be sold separately), Graphite (the first bottle I finished ever…), Green at Night, Midnight Sapphire, Jade, Melon Tea, Fire Engine Red, Thunderstorm, Charcoal, Citrus, No Fixed Address, Sydney Lavender, Aussie Brown, Heart of Gold, Aussie Liquid Gold, Sterling Silver, Robert Oster’s Pen Chalet Exclusives (Antelope Canyon, Havasu Falls, Monsoon Clouds, Monsoon Sky, Saguaro Green, Sedona Red), and Robert Oster’s Vanness Exclusives (Blue River, Charred Hickory, Hemp, Hickory Aflame).
The non-toxic inks come in 50ml plastic bottles that are
environmentally friendly, using recycled plastic. They can be tippy,
so I usually put them in a squatty solid container to decant.
All my pens fit easily into the bottle opening to fill.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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