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Daler-Rowney Neon Inks?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:51 pm
by Orjetax
I'm intrigued by the Daler-Rowney neon inks. Seen here: https://www.dickblick.com/products/dale ... nk/#photos

Has anyone here used these in their painting?

I'd be curious to know the results.

Also, I saw it noted that these inks are not "lightfast." I understand that this means they're less protected from maintaining color when exposed to the sun. Anyone have any insight on how meaningful that notion is, as applied to our little lead dudes? I'm not expecting my orks to be on display in a museum 100 years from now . . . but I also don't want to need to reapply in a few years.

Re: Daler-Rowney Neon Inks?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:12 pm
by ardyer
I can't respond to the light fast issue, but when I've used that brand of ink, I have found they require lots of thinning as the pigmenting is very heavy.

Re: Daler-Rowney Neon Inks?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:10 pm
by Orjetax
ardyer wrote:I can't respond to the light fast issue, but when I've used that brand of ink, I have found they require lots of thinning as the pigmenting is very heavy.


Agreed. Though I’ve not used the neon inks, I’ve used some of their more typical colors and my experience is similar to yours.


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Re: Daler-Rowney Neon Inks?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:10 pm
by ardyer
Orjetax wrote:
ardyer wrote:I can't respond to the light fast issue, but when I've used that brand of ink, I have found they require lots of thinning as the pigmenting is very heavy.


Agreed. Though I’ve not used the neon inks, I’ve used some of their more typical colors and my experience is similar to yours.


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In that case, I'm of no help

Re: Daler-Rowney Neon Inks?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:26 am
by Orjetax
Let’s see if these grow on me.

I love the fluorescent pink.

The blue seems dark.

The green is a great tone but seemed to cover weirdly.

There’s promise.

I need to keep experimenting.

First effort:

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Re: Daler-Rowney Neon Inks?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:27 pm
by Orjetax
Sharing more experience should anyone else be interested in this question.

I’ve also enjoyed the results using old GW metallic colors with this ink on top to get a nice glowing effect.

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