Friday, August 20, 2010

Sir Isaac Newton in a Bottle

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.


  1. Y'know, if Newton's apple had tipped over Isaac's portable inkwell, momentarily distracting him from his cogitations about gravity, wouldn't it be . . . aw-w-w never mind!:} Have a great weekend. Jack/Youngstown

  2. I've been using Fuyu-syogun the last week or so, and it hasn't grown on me much. There does not seem to be any real richness to it as with the first two Iroshizuku colors I tried (Tsuki-yo and Tsukushi, both of which I love).

    I would like something deeper, but on my monitor, the Newton doesn't look to have any blue in it at all, even in the enlarged photo. Do you really see blue in it?