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    Cool Octopus Write and Draw Brown Penguin

    Octopus Write and Draw Brown Penguin
    This belongs to Write and Draw line of nano pigment inks. They are waterproof, light fast, and ISO certified.
    The complete line up the 38 inks are here:
    https://www.octopus-office.de/shop/e...-draw-ink/?p=1

    Octopus has a host of warning on their site, basically recommending their inks only in cheap, well-sealed pens.
    https://www.octopus-office.de/info/en/write-draw-ink/

    The naming of the inks is whimsical, the colour followed by an arbitrary animal, unless there are brown penguins and red Koala’s roaming about.

    The ink is well behaved, wet, and well lubricated, yet I am underwhelmed by the colour.

    I would recommend you getting a sample before investing in a whole bottle.

    The reddish tinge is obvious in the chroma:
    Chroma - Penguin Brown.jpeg
    Writing samples:
    Rhodia - Penguin Brown.jpg

    Midori - Octopus Penguin Brown.jpeg

    TR 68 gr - Penguin Brown.jpeg


    It's alright on copy paper. But don't flex on it or use a wide/wet combo. Those brown smudges are not bleed through.
    Hammermill - Octopus Penguin Brown.jpg

    Photo:
    brown Penguin.jpg
    Comparison:
    Comparison - Black Red copy.jpg
    Water test
    Watertest- Penguin Brown.jpeg
    And finally, an artwork. Note the ink had stayed for two week in the pen, so it became darker.


    • Pens used: Pilot Kakuno Ef, Stub, Kaweco Sport (EF/F/M/B/Stub 1.9), Osmiorid Copperplate
    • What I liked: The colour, very fast dry times.
    • What I did not like: Not much. But I’m not in love.
    • What some might not like:
    • Shading: It seems there is
    • Ghosting: A tiny bit on copy paper.
    • Bleed through: A tiny bit when the needle tip of the copper plate pierces the paper.
    • Flow Rate: Good.
    • Lubrication: Slightly below average.
    • Nib Dry-out: Only once during nib exchange.
    • Start-up: No.
    • Saturation: No.
    • Shading Potential: No.
    • Sheen: Same as above.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Nope.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: No.
    • Staining (pen): No.
    • Clogging: No.
    • Cleaning: Easy
    • Water resistance: Excellent.
    • Availability: 50 ml bottle.



    Please don't hesitate to share your experience, writing samples or any other comments. The more the merrier

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    Default Re: Octopus Write and Draw Brown Penguin

    Ooh! Another Octopus - thank you - I'm still creating my must-have list for this series so these fantastically thorough reviews are even more helpful than usual.

    I quite liked the colour at first sight - it seemed to have a hint of the dustiness I like, and the chroma was interesting, but the darker version (which is inevitably what we end up with when we leave inks in pens) is far less appealing.

    Thank you also for the fab images - I'm loving Kitty's monocle.

    I wonder if the name was chosen with King Penguin chicks in mind? They are brown and very fluffy, I think.

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    Default Re: Octopus Write and Draw Brown Penguin

    Thank you, Yazeh, for another fun review. I believe I'll have to try this ink - I do like brown inks. And now I know that at least some baby penguins are brown and fuzzy (something mizgeorge seems to have already known):



    As always, love the fun artwork.. Mr. Mouse making a dramatic entrance while Mr. Penguin enjoys a pair of martinis, and Mr. Kitty tries to decide whether to knock the martini's out of Mr. Penguin's wing (or do they call them flippers?) or to bat Mr. Mouse out of the air... (Klaw says I have to stop typing now.)

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    I like the color, too, but I would want a darker ink for artsysketchy subjects. The chroma intrigues me! And the comparison inks.

    Umbrella Mousie and Cigar Kitteh are very cute, a d of course what is cuter than a penguin? Thanks again, Yazeh, for another Ink-Sploration.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Ooh! Another Octopus - thank you - I'm still creating my must-have list for this series so these fantastically thorough reviews are even more helpful than usual.
    Most welcome. I'm getting close to the last 3/4 samples I have. The next one is seasonal
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I quite liked the colour at first sight - it seemed to have a hint of the dustiness I like, and the chroma was interesting, but the darker version (which is inevitably what we end up with when we leave inks in pens) is far less appealing.
    Yes, I totally agree
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you also for the fab images - I'm loving Kitty's monocle.
    Glad you like it. I like his monocle too
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I wonder if the name was chosen with King Penguin chicks in mind? They are brown and very fluffy, I think.
    You're so right. Though I'm still looking for a baby violet giraffe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Though I'm still looking for a baby violet giraffe
    Here you are:

    https://adopt.giraffeconservation.or...ptions/violet/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Thank you, Yazeh, for another fun review. I believe I'll have to try this ink - I do like brown inks. And now I know that at least some baby penguins are brown and fuzzy (something mizgeorge seems to have already known):
    Murky Browns too? You're most welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    As always, love the fun artwork.. Mr. Mouse making a dramatic entrance while Mr. Penguin enjoys a pair of martinis, and Mr. Kitty tries to decide whether to knock the martini's out of Mr. Penguin's wing (or do they call them flippers?) or to bat Mr. Mouse out of the air... (Klaw says I have to stop typing now.)
    Glad you enjoyed my scribbling Klaws/ cats know when we're too much hooked on our machines, unless they can perch on our laps
    Last edited by Yazeh; November 29th, 2023 at 12:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I like the color, too, but I would want a darker ink for artsysketchy subjects. The chroma intrigues me! And the comparison inks.

    Umbrella Mousie and Cigar Kitteh are very cute, a d of course what is cuter than a penguin? Thanks again, Yazeh, for another Ink-Sploration.
    Thanks Sailor! I personally use Polar Brown for sketching with an EF preppy nib. I'm glad my tiny artsy contributions are appreciated

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    Default Re: Octopus Write and Draw Brown Penguin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Murky Browns too?
    How could I not love murky browns? Browns and greens that blur the lines between each other are my favorites.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Klaws/ cats know when we're too much hooked on our machines, unless they can perch on our laps
    That's the truth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Though I'm still looking for a baby violet giraffe
    Here you are:

    https://adopt.giraffeconservation.or...ptions/violet/
    She is the one with the Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony

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