I chose the phrase "The music was like electric sugar" from Circus by Tom Waits.
These are my sketches - I tend to rework things and scrutinise more when I pull them into Illustrator so they are pretty rough.
I decided to make the design look a bit like a Sweet'N Low packet and wanted the make the script have an live wire feel.
Below is one of my intial sketches. I quite like the movement in the word electric in this sketch. Comparing this to where I am at now I feel that the movement has been lost and I am going to try and refine it and reincorporate it.
Here is where I am at now I will probably give it one more working over by hand to try and get it looking closer to the finished product before I start vectorising it.