Friday, August 20, 2010
Stopped by Art Brown yesterday afternoon and checked out the various De Atramentis Historic Person inks they had available. They were all out of Sherlock Holmes, but had many bottles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Oriental red) as well as Sir Isaac Newton (blue grey). Why these colors in particular I haven't discovered yet, but they both seem to fit the historic person.
Sir Isaac Newton is an intense blue grey, like the sky during a thunderstorm only deeper. Next to the Iroshizuku fuyu-syogun, also described as blue grey, the Sir Isaac Newton stands as a much deeper mixture of the two colors with more grey than the Iroshizuku. Definitely a color to try if you're looking for something a bit more interesting that black, there's some nice shading as well. The above was done on my Rhodia No. 16 notepad with 80gsm paper, using a Parker Sonnet fine nib fountain pen.