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    Default Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Thanks @junglejim for providing such a delightful ink (mystery ink 36)

    Just check the chroma:

    mystery 36 37 1.jpg


    Squeteague is a first nation name for Weakfish, native to the North Eastern Coast of North Amercia. The colour of this ink is inspired by the teals colour of the spots found on its head and back.

    This is a delightful ink for those who enjoy dark teals with shading and who dont care for long dry times. Ink has decent water resistance....

    a short line and sketch - with a freshly inked pen...
    Mystery 36 - Squeteague.jpeg

    Here you can the contrast with Akkerman SBRE Brown...
    mystery 36 - sketch 1.jpeg

    As you can see, I was not enamoured with the long drying times at first....the text is written alternatively with Ahab/Lamy Safari broad back and front....
    Sque.jpeg

    But after a while, I enjoyed it quite a bit despite its shortcomings....


    Photos of Song of Songs / Translation by Ariel & Chana Bloch on Tomoer River 68gr..
    Squet.jpg
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    3Sque.jpg






    Pens used: Lamy Safari Broad Nib
    Shading: Massive
    Ghosting: Depending papers
    Bleed through: None.
    Flow Rate: Excellent
    Lubrication: Great
    Nib Dry-out: No
    Start-up: No
    Saturation: Nice and dark
    Shading Potential: Yes
    Sheen: No
    Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not noticed
    Nib Creep / Crud: Didnt notice.
    Staining (pen): Easy to clean
    Clogging: Nope
    Water resistance: Some
    Availability: 90 ml bottles.
    Last edited by Yazeh; December 15th, 2021 at 01:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Thanks, Yazeh, for taking the time to do this ink review! I wonder if it was the sketch of your cat that made me think that this is a great name for a cat . . . Squeteague that is.

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Oh wow, awesome review!!
    Great writing as well. I'm dismayed by the long drying times...that's a no-go.
    The changing of color over time reminds me of an iron gall ink...very interesting.
    The shading on it...in the early and later stages of the ink...is just amazing!
    "I can only improve my self, not the world."

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPenfection View Post
    Thanks, Yazeh, for taking the time to do this ink review! I wonder if it was the sketch of your cat that made me think that this is a great name for a cat . . . Squeteague that is.
    Most welcome.
    I'm not sure. I remember you posted it as a guess, while we were doing the mystery ink.....

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Oh wow, awesome review!!
    Great writing as well. I'm dismayed by the long drying times...that's a no-go.
    The changing of color over time reminds me of an iron gall ink...very interesting.
    The shading on it...in the early and later stages of the ink...is just amazing!
    Thans Detman.
    Yeah, it's a pity those, long dry times.
    Note that the last text, the ink has been in the pen for at least a month and it has evaporated. Hence the darker colour.

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Oh wow, awesome review!!
    Great writing as well. I'm dismayed by the long drying times...that's a no-go.
    The changing of color over time reminds me of an iron gall ink...very interesting.
    The shading on it...in the early and later stages of the ink...is just amazing!
    Thans Detman.
    Yeah, it's a pity those, long dry times.
    Note that the last text, the ink has been in the pen for at least a month and it has evaporated. Hence the darker colour.
    Ooooooohhh...okay, that makes sense. I thought it switched up color after a short period of time.
    Noodlers inks...I've only tried two of them and due to their wetness, I pretty much wrote off the whole brand.
    Lovely colors...but "runny" isn't my preferred default state for inks. If I need that I can add some 'Lightning' to any ink myself and get it looser/thinner/wetter.
    "I can only improve my self, not the world."

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Oh wow, awesome review!!
    Great writing as well. I'm dismayed by the long drying times...that's a no-go.
    The changing of color over time reminds me of an iron gall ink...very interesting.
    The shading on it...in the early and later stages of the ink...is just amazing!
    Thanks Detman.
    Yeah, it's a pity those, long dry times.
    Note that the last text, the ink has been in the pen for at least a month and it has evaporated. Hence the darker colour.
    Ooooooohhh...okay, that makes sense. I thought it switched up color after a short period of time.
    Noodlers inks...I've only tried two of them and due to their wetness, I pretty much wrote off the whole brand.
    Lovely colors...but "runny" isn't my preferred default state for inks. If I need that I can add some 'Lightning' to any ink myself and get it looser/thinner/wetter.
    Yeah, that makes sense, especially if you use wet pens.
    Anyway this ink never dries, so it's pity...

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    Default Re: Noodlers Squeteague - A shading ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Detman101 View Post
    Oh wow, awesome review!!
    Great writing as well. I'm dismayed by the long drying times...that's a no-go.
    The changing of color over time reminds me of an iron gall ink...very interesting.
    The shading on it...in the early and later stages of the ink...is just amazing!
    Thans Detman.
    Yeah, it's a pity those, long dry times.
    Note that the last text, the ink has been in the pen for at least a month and it has evaporated. Hence the darker colour.
    Ooooooohhh...okay, that makes sense. I thought it switched up color after a short period of time.
    Noodlers inks...I've only tried two of them and due to their wetness, I pretty much wrote off the whole brand.
    Lovely colors...but "runny" isn't my preferred default state for inks. If I need that I can add some 'Lightning' to any ink myself and get it looser/thinner/wetter.
    Detman.. I realized that I had posted another scan by mistake. The dark ink, in question was Koh I Noor document ink. black, which is dark green black with sheen. I've corrected my post accordingly.

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