I think ink names are getting a little long. Today’s ink is Colorverse Kingdom Project Series 019 – Taepyeong Seongdae ($13.50 for a 30ml bottle). The color is a tribute to Korean history though I know little else about the specifics of this ink and the association of the color to Korean history.
What I can tell you is that it is another in a long line of inks I’ve purchased in an attempt to find my signature yellow-green ink. Jesi will often hand me ink samples and ask, “What about this one?” and I have to be very specific “too yellow”, “too bright”, “too muddy” or “too light”, for example.
Taepyeong Seongdae is a close contender as the ink is a darker yellow-green without edging into a pine or forest green (too blue) hue. In a wider nib, Taepyeong Seongdae is a bit darker than I would like but in a fine or extra fine nib the color does not become too light to be useable. It has real potential though its a hair muddier than I would hope for. Overall it meets many of my ridiculously specific requests for a yellow-green ink.
It shades a good deal but does not show any sheening.
The closest ink color in my collection was the similarly named Kingdom Note Olive.Penlux Pine and Sailor Rikyu-Cha both lean a bit more brownish but are closer than the dozens of other yellow-green inks in my collection which tend to go more grassy or lime in color.
I’d say its a tie between Taepyeong Seongdae and Kingdom Note Olive. I reall ythink I need to make my own yellow-green ink at some point but I think I’m the only one who would want it.
- Paper: Elia Note with Tomoe River 52gsm with 6mm guide sheet
- Pens: Midori bullet pencil modified dip nib holder with Zebra G titanium nib ($33.50 per 10-pack), Acrylic dip nib pen (Approx. $15), James Finniss Serendipity Nib Holder ($79 AUD) with Franklin-Christoph SIG fine nib
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) & Col-o-dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Brush: Silverwhite 1500S Round #2
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Have you tried Kyo no Oto Kokeiro? That’s my favourite in this colour range.
Yes. It’s one of my faves too though Kyo No Oto inks are very dry.
True, though I find Kokeiro the least dry. I use them mostly in my wettest pens and Kokeiro gives me great shading.