March 2014 Ink Drop

This month’s ink drop from Goulet Pens included a sampling of permanent inks, aptly titled “Lasting Impression”. The inks are Rohrer and Klingner Salix, Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa, Platinum Carbon Black, Noodler’s Upper Ganges Blue, Noodler’s Bad Green Gator. I’m always looking for permanent inks because I usually add a wash to my sketches and this was a nice grouping of colors.


I’ve sampled the inks with a few quick sketches with a wash of watercolor(s) in my sketchbook (Baron Fig). Unfortunately, Noodler’s Ink hasn’t been good to me – Feathering  :\ My last quote Monday also used Scabiosa with a wash of another ink and fared well.


I’m really pleased with this drop. My favorites are both Rohrer & Klinger inks Scabiosa and Salix. What are your favorites?

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  • Katie

    I think I like the Scabiosa too! I love the sketches you have done to show off the ink!
    Do you think its the paper which is affecting the Noodlers ink? Or have you been having issues on other papers?

  • Thank you, Katie! Regarding the Noodler’s ink in this drop, I haven’t tried these two on anything except the Baron Fig and the Maruman Word Cards. On last month’s drop, with the Noodler’s Polar Brown sample, I noticed feathering as well and I tried it on Marum wordcards, Rhodia dot pad, and various watercolor papers. The Noodler’s Black (old formula), Army Green, and Air Corp Blue Black I have in bottle do not feather, though. It’s kind of a mystery to me at this point, so I’ve been holding off getting any Noodler’s inks. Thanks again for your comment!