I'm making this number for my wife to celebrate our 8 years of being together. I'm trying to find a balance between it having a decorative character and still resemble an 8.
The problem I'm having is that even though it's a two-story construction, I think I need to balance the lachrymal terminals on the upper and lower story. But I like weight. Also, think it looks like an "S" in that regard (that's a good thing).
I've added a few simple ornaments to represent the 8 years we've been together; six unmarried, and two married.
I've attached the progress along with the ornamented, latest version. I'm going with the inline version in the final piece but comments on either version are welcome.
I'm asking for everyone's opinions and criticisms. This is only my second time making a custom character and I want to make it as "finished" as possible. I appreciate all the help. Thank you.