The proverbial ink wasn't even dry on my review of Noodler's Yellow, that I decided to, what the heck, give ink mixing a try.
Though this was my first attempt at ink mixing, I knew what I could expect. When mixing dyes, the four primary colors used are CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK). From these, almost any shade can be obtained. For lighter colors, white can also be used.
Noodler's Navajo Turquoise is an excellent substitute for Cyan and Noodler's Yellow is, well, Yellow. Cyan + Yellow gives Green. It depends, of course, what proportion of each primary color is used. Yellow being a light color, requires just a little bit of cyan to turn into green.
I still had some Noodler's Yellow left in the cartridge fitted to my Pilot Parallel 2.4mm. All I had to do was put a couple of small drops of Navajo Turquoise (of which I have a whole bottle) into the cartridge with a syringe and then shake it well until the two colors mixed. Since this wasn't a scientific experiment in the least, I have no idea what the exact proportions were, but if I were to guess, I'd say 4-5 parts of Yellow to 1 part of Cyan.
Here's the result: a very nice shade of light green, bright and saturated.
It looks like the inks didn't mix that well after all, but since I'm a beginner at this, it's hard to tell. This, however, creates a very beautiful effect. Notice the awesome shading: grass green interspersed with flecks of gold. To me, this color is very cheerful and refreshing. I would almost drink it from a frosty glass.
Here's a closeup of the beautiful shading.
This has been my first experiment with ink mixing but I consider it highly successful. What do you think?