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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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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Aussie Liquid Gold

I love Robert Oster Shake & Shimmer Heart of Gold ink, (shown for comparison), but the wow factor in Robert Oster Shake & Shimmer Aussie Liquid Gold ink, a clear bright yellow-gold is amazeballs (a technical term)! Above, you can … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire

Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire might need to be renamed Blueberry, though it is a moody deep blue-purple perfect for skies! My blueberries ere built of of layers of darker color and a little linework at the end while the paper … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Fire Engine Red

A couple of years ago I went on a hunt for a perfect red. Being a primary color, a “perfect red” needs to be neither leaning yellow-orange, nor to purple-blue… it needs to be that lovely middle color! My favorite … Continue reading

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More Inks, Robert Oster and Birmingham

A new order swabbed in my journal. My tax rewards coincided with several sales and so I went a little nuts! Sales on ink tempt me much more than a few dollars off a pen.  Free shipping on inks, which … Continue reading

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Tools: Birmingham Inks

Over Christmas I took advantage of a huge sale on Birmingham’s own line of inks, scoring 30ml bottles for the price of samples! *btw i am sending you to their ink page site as they are a small company that … Continue reading

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