Stephanie Scott Means

Creative Director

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Promises Part 2

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There were so many possibilities for words it was overwhelming for awhile, but when I first started the hand lettering class this is what I had chosen, so I stuck with it. 

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep."

-Robert Frost

I've always loved this poem. We used to sing a version of it at summer camp, too. 

I've been travelling and living and working in other countries for ten years now, and it's come to mean alot of different things to me.

For this project I wanted to play with the idea of a journey or distance. This is what I came up with. 

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I use illustrator alot and I thought I knew what I was getting myself into with this sketch, but I did not. I realize that in future the detailed outline of "DARK & DEEP" was pretty unnecessary. But now I know. 

My final inking was large (14"x24") so I have alot of details that are crashing my file, even when I copy them into their own file, but I'm almost done cleaning it up. Here's the initial digitized version. 

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Textures:

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Will continue to play with this one for sure. 

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