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Friday, April 16, 2010

J. Herbin Watercolor Drawings

I wanted to test out the J. Herbin Creapen, the Clairefontaine Grafit Sketchpad, and the 30 J. Herbin ink colors. I found a fun way to do all three at the same time! On the front of every J. Herbin box (and bottle) of ink, there is a small picture of whatever the ink is named after. Using the Creapen (loaded with J. Herbin Perle Noir), I outlined each picture and used that particular ink to color it in using just a simple cotton q-tip. I have 29 done, the only one missing is Rose Tendresse (which I have in limited quantities right now so I didn't want to grab one for myself). I'll add it when I get that in ;) Enjoy!!!

Clairefontaine GrafIt Sketchpad (C96621) and J. Herbin Creapen (H205/20)

J. Herbin Gris Nuage (Cloud Grey), H130/08

J. Herbin Perle Noir (Pearl Black), H130/09

J. Herbin Bleu Myosotis (Forget-me-not Blue), H130/15

J. Herbin Bleu Azur (Sky Blue), H130/12

J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche (Periwinkle Blue), H130/13

J. Herbin Bleu Nuit (Midnight Blue), H130/19

J. Herbin Êclat de Saphir (Sapphire Blue), H130/16

J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe (Mint Lemonade), H130/33

J. Herbin Vert Réséda (Reseda Green), H130/38

J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage (Wild Green), H130/37

J. Herbin Vert Empire (Empire Green), H130/39

J. Herbin Vert Olive (Olive Green), H130/36

J. Herbin Vert Pré (Meadow Green), H130/31

J. Herbin Bouton D'or (Buttercup Yellow), H130/53

J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie (Amber of Burma), H130/41

J. Herbin Lie de Thé (Tea Brown), H130/44

J. Herbin Cacao du Brésil (Brazilian Cocoa), H130/45

J. Herbin Café des Îles (Island Coffee), H130/46

J. Herbin Terre de Feu (Land of Fire), H130/47

J. Herbin Poussière de Lune (Moondust Purple), H130/48

J. Herbin Violette Pensée (Pansy Violet), H130/77

J. Herbin Larmes de Cassis (Tears of Cassis), H130/78

J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen (Cyclamen Pink), H130/66

J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne (Burgundy Red), H130/28

J. Herbin Rouge Opéra (Opera Red), H130/68

J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier (Ruby Red), H130/22

J. Herbin Bouquet D'antan (Antique Pink), H130/64

J. Herbin Rouille D'ancre (Rusty Anchor), H130/58

J. Herbin Orange Indien (Indian Orange), H130/57

The J. Herbin 30ml bottles of ink retail for $9.50. The Clairefontaine GrafIt 6" x 8" sketchpad retails for $4.75. The J. Herbin Creapen retails for $19. All are available from The Goulet Pen Company.

16 comments:

  1. I think that was a very clever idea and great way to display the ink colors. Clair paper is it for me.

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  2. I did not know you are also an illustrator.

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  3. You have done really a great work, I really like all these drawing, well I think that it is really a great way to display ink like this, really nice one.


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  4. Wow! I love the drawings and they show clearly how the inks look like.

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  5. Wow! I love the drawings and they show clearly how the inks look like.

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  6. I did not know you are also an illustrator.

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  7. You have done really a great work, I really like all these drawing, well I think that it is really a great way to display ink like this, really nice one.


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  8. Thank you very much for this comparison. Bravo!

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  9. I'm confused: I thought the 
    J. Herbin Creapen took cartridges only?

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  10. Yes, it does. The Creapen was only used for the black outlines, the rest of the inks I painted with a highly specialized painting tool.....a q-tip ;) 

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  11. Brian, do you sell the Clairefontaine sketchbook at your site? I like that size and the way it makes the pictures (I mean "art masterpieces") look fresh and clean!

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  12. Not anymore, I discontinued them about a year and a half ago. They were nice, but just didn't sell well.

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