Well, yesterday I did it. I had built up enough courage to try and do some lettering on Stinky. I preached hand lettering and have been guilty of trying all sorts of other ways around to avoid trying it myself. Here where I live, a good hand lettering guy is getting harder to find. Capt Krunch retired so it leaves us with doing the dreaded decals. But I refuse to avoid it anymore and decided, what the hell, it’s just paint. Just paint over it. Like a Command Z..
I has bought a set of correct brushes and have the paint, so what the hell. I lit up the music machine and just dove in.
I had printed out to size some type and placed it on for a reference. Some simple art school tricks and the outline was on.
The rest is a steady hand, which I do not have. And bam. What was cool was as I was painting, the real trick was to understand the anatomy of the type itself. To use the brush that way. Sounds kinda artsy fartsy, but thats what made the difference.
I just have one coat on now, and will do another today. But dang! The flaws fit! And now Stinky’s history is alive. Now we just need a paper trail. After all, it’s just paint!
Here is a short Instagram film to get a better feeling. I turned off the blaring music. Italian Opera. Yah.. Great music to paint by. Its a flowing rythem you can tap into, but for gods sake everyone laughs at me.
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