Llamas Love Lettering

By Anne - February 12, 2017

Of course I've been watching YouTube tutorials since I started trying to hand letter...

I found a great series by Cindy Guentert-Baldo called Llamas Love Lettering.

If I've figured out blogger's interface, I should have attached the entire playlist above. If not, just Click This Link.

She's fun to watch, and she has a bunch of practice sheets available for download on her website: Llama's Love Lettering.

Currently I've watched through lesson #8, but I haven't done the practice for all of the lessons I've watched (what can I say, I'm a little all over the place).

I printed out four copies of the practice sheets for lessons one, and two after watching those videos, and practiced just those lessons a few times over the next couple of days.

She also puts practice boxes at the bottom of the sheets that are the same size as something in a planner she uses. I just used them as a guide for word art layouts.

Second attempt at lesson one and two above and below. I'm still playing with different cursive styles here.

Third attempt...
Still trying to find my handwriting...


Now here on the cursive sheet below, you can see I'm getting pissed off, and this is where I actually settled on the alphabet I've been using for most things lately. I'm not sure I'm ever going to master a calligraphy alphabet, and that's OK. I've found a more whimsical style that suits most of what I've been doing lately, even if it isn't as elegant as calligraphy. 

Maybe, as time marches forward, I'll be able to perfect more elegant styles of handwriting.

Above and below are my practice sheets for lessons three and four. These lessons covered serif and sans serif block fonts. They were fun to letter, and I need to practice them more, because a lot of font styles are based on these types of lettering.

So those are my Llamas Love Lettering practice sheets brought up to current. I have more printed out, but I haven't practiced them yet, so I'm sure they'll be included in my daily posts in the future.

Again, sorry for the poor photo quality, but I live in a cave that gets very little natural light. I'll get it figured out.


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