As you know, my favorite colors for clothing are various shades of gray and black. I guess I'm a little dark :). So it was quite a treat to meet with a client yesterday that requested a custom made gray ink for her project. ADORE! Most people will say "how can gray & black be your favorite colors?" For me (especially with my clothes), it is utilitarian. Black and gray go with EVERYTHING and they are simple and chic without any effort. No mistaking that. And in my opinion, they both yield a subtle sexiness that doesn't have to scream or beg for attention. I love gray as it is very chic and subtle, but breathtaking at the same time. So there it is. I LOVE GRAY!
In calligraphy, you actually rarely see gray ink. Of course it is used, but you just don't see it often. Calligraphers tend to sleep on gray. Not because they don't want to use it, but likely because we use what our clients request. Enter: golds, rose golds, silver and the award for the most popular ink color will forever go to black. Yes it's classic and is one of my 2 favorite colors for clothing, but when it comes to calligraphy, I try to avoid black. SIDE NOTE: fashion designers do that often too. They will design their work with color, but their personal wardrobes: BLACK. I digress....
I provided 4 shades of gray as I knew that she wanted something closer to charcoal, but at the same time who doesn't like options....especially when it comes to calligraphy. Alas, this is what I sent.
Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®!