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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Dragon Night

It is no surprise Robert Oster inks my favorite inks.  Dragon’s Night is such a gorgeous sketching BLURPLE ink it has a permanent home now in my purple leopard Pilot Metropolitan.  I art journal many nights with this one, a … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Rubine

Robert Oster Rubine is a favorite red, and has found a permanent home in my red Pilot Metropolitan.  It leans just ever so slightly into a blue-red.  I usually do match pen to ink, mostly because I have many pens … Continue reading

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Sketching for Clientele

I LOVE documenting our studio life in my sketchbooks, and some projects are so sketch-worthy with their baubles and trims and bright colors! I also use my sketchbook as a way to communicate with our clients from time to time, … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Petroleum

Above, Birmingham Petroleum on the bright white paper of a Hahnemuhle sketchbook. I test my inks on many drawing and watercolor papers. Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Two Twinkles

Twinkle is all about the shimmer! Birmingham Pen Co has fifteen Twinkle inks right now, and if you love shimmer, these are the best! These inks are Mitchell’s favorites.  He loves shimmery inks, and Tributary Twinkle is probably his favorite.  … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Monsoon Clouds

  From the post Wednesday! 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 … Continue reading

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Robert Oster’s Monsoon Clouds Ink Sketches

I don’t usually show the images I sketch from, but this is an exception. This is a view I see almost every night: Savitri curled into my right side while I try to sketch. She thinks she helps, and as … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Kentucky Bluegrass

Above, Kentucky Bluegrass ink on two different watercolor papers; right, in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Writing samples on a Post-it and on fountain-pen friendly paper in my Moo Journal, below Birmingham Kentucky Bluegrass ink is from the Crisp Formula ink … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Black Olive

Gads I love this ink! I am a huge fan of grey inks, and have never loved a black ink (though I’ve loved them for their waterproof qualities when sketching). This ink is not grey, and is not black… In … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Graphite

Robert Oster Graphite is one of five of my favorite greys, leaning into deep purple and blues when touched with water.  I am on my third bottle. Above, a wet circle is ringed with Graphite, and left to dry on … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Tarnished Nickel

Taking a break from posting World Watercolor Month images for a review of a great grey ink from Birmingham. NOTE:  I just realized this ink is nowhere in their new colors, and so, I apologize. I picked up one of … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Green at Night

I love the name of this Robert Oster ink, Green at Night! It is a moody dark green that, when washed, brightens!  The forest scene above was drawn over a light wash of Robert Oster’s Green at Night. with a … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster’s Vanness Exclusives

I love Robert Oster inks, and his newest exclusives to Vanness are gorgeous! *ps if they sell out they will restock but don’t wait too long; you can preorder!* My sketches below were drawn with a dip pen on cold … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster’s Pen Chalet Exclusives

I love Robert Oster inks, and his newest exclusives to North America’s Pen Chalet are gorgeous!  This trio of inks celebrates the American Southwestern desert. Pen Chalet has their brick and mortar store in Mesa Arizona. *ps if they sell … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Boysenberry

Birmingham Boysenberry ink is named in honor of the fruits from the Southside Farmer’s Market, built in 1915. The original market house on this spot was built in 1893, burned, and was rebuilt by architect Charles Bickel in 1915. “According … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham New Versus Old Ink Colors…

A lot of people have asked how the old colors look versus the new colors… I say, some of the new I like better, some of the old I like better, and in some I love both equally!!  Below are … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham’s NEW Electron

I am finally getting to my new bottles of the new improved ink colors from Birmingham Pen Company, beginning with the stunning bright blue Birmingham Electron ink, made to commemorate the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the first full-scale PWR nuclear … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Sydney Lavender

I love sketching with moody inks, touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions. Robert Oster Sydney Lavender came to me during my new love of purples, which stemmed from the interesting greys I was … Continue reading

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