Luxury Blue

rosemary sketch
©2016 Carolyn A Pappas, Rosemary in a Blue Planter (3-9-16). Ink and watercolor in large moleskine (double page spread).
luxury blue ink
©2016 Carolyn A Pappas, Luxury Blue Ink Test (3-11-2016). Noodler’s Luxury Blue Ink and Winsor & Newton French Ultramarine watercolor in large moleskine.

I switched out the ink in my Lamy Safari fountain pen from Noodler’s Lexington Grey to Noodler’s Luxury Blue. I’ve had this ink for some time, but it has been a few years since I’ve used it. Luxury Blue is more expensive than the other Noodler’s inks and it comes in a one ounce bottle instead of a three ounce bottle. The ink is waterproof, which is useful for both drawing with watercolor wash and also for normal writing. It works nicely with washes of Winsor & Newton French Ultramarine. I also want to try it out with turquoise and violet.