Thursday, January 17, 2013

INK REVIEW: Noodler's Turquoise Eel

Noodler's Turquoise Eel

Now. This is what I'm talkin' about!

Some real, in-yo-face, color.

And, bonus! It writes like a dream.

Noodler's Turquoise Eel rivals Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki in every way. It has great color and saturation. It writes beautifully - flow from the pen is just right.

Smear factor isn't bad.  Not much shading. Is there a turquoise that shades wonderfully? Guess I'll have to try them all and find out!

Back to the ink . . .

. . . I really don't have anything negative to say - if I don't talk about the water test - ha! It's a great well-behaved ink that I would consider purchasing if I didn't already own a couple of other turquoise inks. (I test from sample vials, but you probably knew that already.)

A bunch of side notes...

...this is my first review with my new form. Totally excited. Let me know what you think? ink reviews all fall into broad color categories (new this year). This one ended up with the blues because it's more blue than green. Maybe I need a turquoise - but then I'd need a teal - and sometimes it's hard to decide. I'll just keep doing the best I can.

...omg, did you notice the first Compare Square? De Atramentis Hyacinth. I'm excited about reviewing that one sometime soon. Pretttttty.

...Waterman Mysterious Blue felt watery compared to the other inks on this page. Wonder how that will translate in a pen when I get around to testing it.

1 comment:

  1. Great Comprehensive Review! Might I suggest though that you also include a writing sample with different pens? I assume that the higher score means the effect is more desirable. I ordered this ink because of this review!