The last post featured 15 red/red leaning inks. I got so inspired by doing it that I pulled out all my blues – some of them samples provided by kind friends – and made a colour chart. As you see one blue really stands out – Noodler’s Bay State Blue.
The most summer sky blue is Diamine’s Royal Blue. The most intense dark blue – dark without being blue-black, I’ve tried to date is Diamine’s Majestic blue. Iroshizuku Kon-peki is a lovely bright blue with a turquoise tinge and Diamine’s steel blue is the greenest blue (rather teal) that I’ve tried. Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron is a great medium blue leaning with a tiny hint of dark turquoise and Noodler’s Polar Blue is a cold blue with an exceptional lubrication (and creep). All the above mentioned belongs to my personal faves.