Looser - student project

I chose this word for no particular reason. I liked the combination of letters to play around with. I chose just one word because I want to concentrate on the details.

I wanted to try a nice flowing script with some contrast that looks friendly and has an elegant but slightly casual feel.

Below is my first rough sketch and a slightly refined version. Not quite sure about the flourish on the bottom yet. I is getting a bit too dense maybe. And I am not sure where to put the swells on the flourish to make it balanced. Any tips on that, Neil?

Looser - image 1 - student project