i've talked before about my love affair with goulet pen company ink samples. here's what i have:
beaver is possibly my favorite.
but walnut, antietam, and army green are close seconds. i forced myself to get the army green and i'm glad i did because i love drawing with it.
i went over a small section of each dry ink sample with water so you can see how they rewet. i'm a huge fan of water soluble inks. i love their messy unpredictability.
the saguaro wine is pretty, but a good example of a color i'm glad i only spent $1.25 for. the ink palette shows all of my current inks. i've gone through about 10 others before i started keeping track. sometimes when i get low i pour the samples into one container and fill up one of my fountain pens. most of my selections usually combine to form wonderful deep russet shades. i use the 5 ml ink syringe from goulet to refill my fountain pens. simple. uncomplicated. unless you knock the ink sample over on your desk and all of the ink pours inside and puddles around things you then have to clean off one by one. unless that happens, it's totally excellent.
i also like dipping a size 0 round watercolor brush in the vials and drawing with it. fun!
speaking of which…
a new Masterpiece Mystery is beginning tonight and I'll be tuning in… Death Comes to Pemberley.