Ink Review #205: Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue


It's day three of Robert Oster ink week, so today's ink is Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens. I love using blues in January, so let's take a look at how the ink performs.


The color:

Australian Sky Blue is a bright blue/turquoise with some shading. I think it would work well for spring or summer, or even late winter.


The ink drops show off the pretty pink sheen. It really reminds me of Lamy Pacific Blue, so we will compare them later on. 

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low

Other properties: Medium shading, low pink sheen, and no shimmer.

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Blue Lagoon, Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue, and Robert Oster Bondi Blue. Click here to see the Robert Oster inks together. Australian Sky Blue seems the lightest, but it's very close to Blue Lagoon. 


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

This pen/ink/paper combination was really enjoyable for me, and I didn't have any flow issues.

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Overall, it's a pretty color and it has some nice shading and sheen. However, there are a lot of inks similar to this color now. Give it a try, you might love it. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.