I have a zillion ink samples and sometimes I know exactly which I want to try next. A couple of weeks ago, though, I was in a funk. I knew I wanted to try a new (to me) ink, but I was feeling ambivalent about exactly which ink to try. Reaching my hand into my samples, I pulled out Private Reserve Arabian Rose.
The color is nice. It reminds me a bit of Yama-budo, though not as bright.
Lots of good shading.
Flow from the pen is great. No feathering, bleeding, or ghosting on the various decent-quality papers I've used over the last couple of weeks.
Water resistance isn't a big factor in choosing an ink for me - if it is for you, you may want to look elsewhere.
My bottom line? I like it quite a bit. Preferring Yama-budo, this ink isn't one that I would normally choose for myself, but I will almost certainly use the entire sample without complaint.
All of this makes me wonder - do you prefer the super-bright, in-your-face colors, or something a bit more dusky like this purply color?
Earlier this week, I reached a whopping 900 Followers on Instagram. I hope you're one of them. I usually just have a list of links for you on Friday mornings. I'm going to sprinkle in some images this time. Oh yeah, it's getting wild and crazy here, people. You never know what I'll do next ;)
Pens! Paper! Pencils! reviews a Diplomat fountain pen. I once had a well-known person in the pen world try to tell me that within a few years, Diplomat would overtake Montblanc as the finest pen maker in the world. Yeah, ok. That was 5+ years ago.