Sailor Ink Studio Swatch Tests – Part 04 – The Blues Part 02

This is the fourth part of my Sailor Ink Studio swatch tests. The swatch cards shown are the second part of an extensive range of blues. These ones are what I’d call the pretty blues. And I think you can see why? Once again, what is instantly striking is the dramatic chromatography.

Sailor 343 – A dusty purple blue that blends easily with water and bleeds out greys and turquoise at the edges. No sheen in evidence with a white neon gold effect when subjected to bleach.

Sailor 943 – A delicate purple blue that blends easily with water and bleeds out pinky purples and turquoise. A slight sheen in evidence with a very dull blue gold effect when subjected to bleach.

Sailor 843 – A definite blue that blends easily with water and bleeds out pinky purples and turquoise. A slight sheen in evidence with a very dull blue gold effect when subjected to bleach. A more intense version of Sailor 943.

Sailor 743 – A definite royal blue that blends easily with water and feathers out turquoise with hints of pink at the edges. A sheen in evidence with a very dull blue effect when subjected to bleach in the less inky areas.

Sailor 543 – A dull blue that blends easily with water and bleeds out greys and turquoise at the edges. A slight sheen in evidence with a white neon gold effect when subjected to bleach.

Sailor 840 – A flat blue similar to 543 that blends easily with water and bleeds out greys, pink and turquoise at the edges. A slight sheen in evidence with a white neon gold effect when subjected to bleach.

Sailor 443 – A definite royal blue that blends easily with water and feathers out turquoise with hints of pink at the edges. A slight sheen in evidence with a very neon blue effect when subjected to bleach in the less inky areas. A lighter variation of the 743.

Sailor 143 – A delicate translucent blue that blends easily with water and bleeds out pinks and turquoise. A slight sheen in evidence with a pronounced neon white gold effect when subjected to bleach in the lighter areas. Very pretty.

Sailor 140 – A delicate translucent blue that blends easily with water and bleeds out very feint pinks but mainly turquoise. A slight sheen in evidence with a pronounced neon white gold effect when subjected to bleach in the lighter areas.

All tests on Bockingford Rough 200lb watercolour paper with handwriting using a Noodler’s Creeper pen.

Many thanks to Catherine at Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery from whom I sourced the samples.

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