It has a great tranquil, soft beauty. I love the simple black & white color scheme. I especially love how the only thing black are the tree branches,so with the white fill of the A & the white background, it's creating great negative space.
The first letter is a pioneer act. It is like the first word of a child or the first step on a journey. Writers knew and so they payed special attention to it´s styling. I think drawing the first letter of your copy by hand will prevent you from writing p