Amazing Grace
An exercise in lettering
This is my first practice in lettering.  The following explains each step in the process.  This was quite fun and I look forward to experimenting with more lettering in the future.  Enjoy!
First I scribbled down some ideas that came to mind based on lettering that I've seen.
Then I finalized my scribble.
The next step was using my scribble as a guide to draw the lettering in Illustrator and refine the shapes.
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The final result.