Welcome to Day 1 of our annual “12 Days of Inkmas”! Laura is going to start the season with an appropriately celebratory red ink from Korean ink maker 3 Oysters. Stay tuned for more inks as Inkmas progresses. Happy Inkmas! — Ana
Review by Laura Cameron
It wouldn’t be Inkmas if we didn’t kick off with one of the colors of the season: RED. I just recently acquired 3 Oysters Dancheong ($18.00) and I am in love!
Dacheong is a true red, not too orange, not too blue.
In light shades, it has sort of a soft red look, and in darker saturations it is rich and velvety red. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of sheen to this one, but tons of lovely shading.
As you can tell, I’m incredibly impatient and I smeared everything. I’ll try to improve my Inkmas game!
In terms of reds, I find Dancheong similar in intensity and hue to Mont Blanc Corn Poppy Red and a little like Shakespeare Red. I pulled out the Monteverde Ruby, but it’s clearly too orange.
I’m excited to have this beautiful red in my collection!
- Papers: Crossfield Journal ($24.00) and Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks: 3 Oysters Dancheong (38ml for $18.00)
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