Sketching today after work a test with Noodler’s Gray ink

Sketching today after work a first test with Noodler’s Gray ink

Today finally, after work, I can have some sketching. It’s some time that I’m struggling to find a couple of hours to do that, just to recharge batteries. So I took also the chance to make  a first test run of serious 🙂 sketching with Noodler’s Lexington Gray ink, the second grey (or gray…) that I was reviewing before.

In few words my thought: Diamine Grey is a wonderful ink, like pearl grey, incredible, elegant, flowy ink. But not waterproof, can even disappear on certain papers with heavy washes. It will be my favorite ink for writing, for serious writing or sketching without any watery substance: filled on my best fountain pen.
Noodler’s Lexington Gray is artistically speaking in my opinion less appealing from the point of view of the color. It’s deeper in color than the Diamine Grey, it’s more like a slate grey, some shading, stronger in saturation. Artistically speaking I know that I’m not that genius but this ink is waterproof and more so is very very interesting from this point of view if not highly desirable!

By the way, few minutes ago, I went into our new fresh cool space for making some little art. I emptied first my faithful Lamy Safari from the last drop of Diamine Grey ink, and I filled the Noodler’s Lexington Grey. I started journaling on my dear journal in this environment. Very quiet environment (yes outside is raining but who cares…) just Dianne Reeves as musical background.
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So this is the last sketch over the journal after several washes, using full water on the SeaWhite of Brighton sketch pad that is not heavily seized, and thick watercolors. The behavior is excellent.
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A crop to have some more details. I’m very happy until now.
The other try will be soon on deep seized paper or the Moleskine Watercolor pad…
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I can say that all my previous statement are confirmed, more, going over my expectations. This is a great ink for any sketching, journaling, doodling and many other artistic purposes, even calligraphy or simple note taking. Is a tough grey, is waterproof, and almost no feathering or bleeding. The color is a bold grey, and it’s so nice for my sketching tastes.
I love it.

I have to buy both inks now… Done!

Now I go, my wife is coming and I have to cook the dinner!


6 Replies to “Sketching today after work a test with Noodler’s Gray ink”

  1. I love the colors – so rich and I love waterproof ink. I agree the Diamine is a lovely color but I never know when I will want to wash over my sketch so I hedge my bet and use Lexington grey.

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