Tell It Like It Is and In Color

You’ve seen several versions of paint brochures and my augmentations to them with a pen. Up to now it’s been pictures only. (Look here if you want to see an example, or you can search this blog with the term “paint brochure”).

Well, I’ve gotten interested in lettering (I think it is an outgrowth of my handwriting re-education project from a couple of years ago – look here if you wonder what I mean).

My goodness, what a lot of looking I’m asking you to do. So I’ll get to the looking part of this post in particular. I used some TV-watching time to do this work set out below.

From sofa art to sofa lettering. Where can the paint brochures and I go next?

This version is a couple of pages pulled from a larger brochure. I did it in March, 2019. Hey, it’s fun.

Paint Card with color titles 3-193

10 thoughts on “Tell It Like It Is and In Color

  1. Sandra McCall

    When I was young my goal was to grow up to be the person who got to name Crayons and paint colors. LOL. What fun to do it now as an adult while practicing lettering. You are an art genius!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      It’s fun to do lettering like this and it doesn’t require a lot of training like calligraphy, and I like how I can make up any style I like!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I like the idea of lettering vs calligraphy in that it’s up to me to create whatever forms I want, mix and match, etc., and no feeling of not attaining an ideal.

      1. Laura (PA Pict)

        Yes, I am the same. I keep thinking about learning calligraphy but I don’t mean the type I was taught as a teenager but more just stylised lettering. It’s on my list of things I never get around to.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      It’s really fun and relaxing, the tiny squares keep me from getting too crazy with detail, and I love reading the paint color names and thinking of what to do with them.

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