I chose to draw one of my favorite passage from a poem by Robert Frost :
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I started by doing a light sketch of the letterforms. I struggled the most with the composition and flourishing. It's challenging to keep everything balanced and pleasant at the same time.
After numerous rounds of erasing and re-drawing, I thickened the outline around the letterforms and filled them in.
It could have been better - I noticed that the weight of each letterforms isn't exactly equal after I started filling them in, by then it was too late to erase and redo :( However, I am overall happy with the way it turns out. Let me know your thoughts! :)