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Visual Thinking & Lettering Practice: 30 Days of Thanks! Designs


Last November, I drew the word Thanks! in a different way every day. I used a black Sharpie marker and only a black Sharpie marker. No pencil, no eraser, no sticky white correction stuff - just a black Sharpie marker. (They're permanent, by the way!) Any mark that ended up on the page had to become part of the design. Some of them I like, some of them I don't. But they ARE all different!

Pictures usually steal the show when it comes to live graphic recording or other types of illustration. But fun and fancy lettering can be just as powerful and equally creative!

Each design was colored in either Photoshop or Illustrator, but not touched up.