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    Default EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Diplomat Pine Tree

    This is review #266 in my series. Here's the YouTube video:


    Post-recording notes: Looks like this is Octopus Fluids Pinie. Apparently inspired by the Mediterranean pine. It's a red-leaning brown, though not as red as many of my other browns, and sometimes it even seems slightly green-leaning (which ought to be impossible). Whatever it is, it's an interesting brown. Cleaning was pretty easy with plain water but it did take some extra flushes - a pen flush would have sped it up.

    Zoomed in photo (Very close to what my eyes see.)


    Screenshot (Color is a little too dark.)


    Scan of Completed Review (Very close to what my eyes see.)


    Absorbent Paper Close-up (top is puzzle paper like thick newsprint, bottom is old 20lb copy paper) (Fairly close, maybe a little dark.)


    Line width (One of the lines used for dry time. Magnification is 100x. The grid is 100x100Ám. The scale is 330Ám, with eleven divisions of 30Ám each. The line width for this ink is roughly 280Ám. With 266 inks measured, the average line width is 296Ám.) (Nice fine line. )


    Microscope image (400x. Taken with smart phone. Couldn't get much in focus at the same time. The smear was mostly boring, but this bunch of bubbles (or whatever) was interesting. It had a slight greenish hue in with the oranges and yellows.)


    Doodle (The alternating horizontal and vertical lines in the background are Diplomat Pine Tree. Jars and line are Pilot Mixable Colour Black. Swirls under the line, oil, and flour from the jars are Robert Oster Gold Antiqua. It's titled 1 Kings 17:8-16, after the story told therein. I couldn't figure out how to draw containers that never run out, so I drew them overflowing. Under the black line on which the containers sit are a bunch of circles and swirls meant to represent sticks, looking at the end grain. The alternating line pattern is just for filling in the space, it doesn't represent anything in particular.)


    Previous Review: Pilot Mixable Colour Black.

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    Hope you enjoy. Comments appreciated!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    I like the drawing, not so much the ink!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    I like the drawing, not so much the ink!
    Thank you, Bill! Have no fear, I'll use up your share of the ink!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    Thank goodness! What a happy start to the new year (Happy New Year btw) with our beloved little snek back to being his lovely lithping self Thank you for that!

    Thank you also, of course, for an interesting review of an ink I didn't even know existed, and which I find myself rather liking in spite of my usual preference for grey, rather than reddish browns. I may well have to try this one - I think I have a pen it might rather suit

    Can I just say I LOVE this doodle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank goodness! What a happy start to the new year (Happy New Year btw) with our beloved little snek back to being his lovely lithping self Thank you for that!
    Indeed. Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you also, of course, for an interesting review of an ink I didn't even know existed, and which I find myself rather liking in spite of my usual preference for grey, rather than reddish browns. I may well have to try this one - I think I have a pen it might rather suit
    I prefer green and yellow browns myself, but this one is rather complex - I should have done a chroma - and that makes it interesting to use. I definitely suggest giving it a try - the right pen and paper might convince you to get a bottle!

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    Can I just say I LOVE this doodle!
    Thank you!

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    Hold the phone! It's BROWN. An ink named Pine needs to be GREEN. (Although the line width looks like a pine tree trunk, so I will grant that.) And white, egg-shaped magic dripping from a glowing galaxy of sparkle orange. The Source, mayhap?

    I do like the color but it's very similar to my Noodler's 41 Brown, which now resides in a mango colored Jinhaofari. I LOVE the doodle, the extras, and the story. Hooray, Essri!

    Thank you, Liz for the Tuesday Treat.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    Excellent review of another Octopus, ahem, Diplomat ink
    Glad to see out Snek is about and thpeaking
    Missed the little fellow!
    Thanks for making the first Tuesday of this year exceptionally fun and hopeful, especially with the addition of your artwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Hold the phone! It's BROWN. An ink named Pine needs to be GREEN. (Although the line width looks like a pine tree trunk, so I will grant that.)
    I had forgotten that it was brown, so I was surprised when I opened the sample and found it brown. Then I remembered, oh yeah, brown. Like the trunk of the tree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    And white, egg-shaped magic dripping from a glowing galaxy of sparkle orange. The Source, mayhap?


    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I do like the color but it's very similar to my Noodler's 41 Brown, which now resides in a mango colored Jinhaofari.
    I'll have to check out Noodler's 41 Brown. I like this one because it seems rather complex and to lean different directions depending on the paper and lighting - that keeps it interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I LOVE the doodle, the extras, and the story. Hooray, Essri!
    Thank you! And yes, nice to have our brave little thnek back.

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    Thank you, Liz for the Tuesday Treat.
    You're very welcome!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    Just like everyone else, I was expecting a green.
    But, the brown is quite lovely.

    Thank you for the review, and you should consider posting your drawings more, Liz.
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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diplomat Pine Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Just like everyone else, I was expecting a green.
    But, the brown is quite lovely.


    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Thank you for the review...
    You're very welcome!


    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    ... and you should consider posting your drawings more, Liz.
    Thank you. I will post them as I find the time to make them - there's always so much to do, and not a lot of time for the fun stuff.

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