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Advice With Cursive

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#1 augustana_evangeline


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 18:33

Hello all-


I've decided to try and revive my cursive handwriting, as a long time ago it was actually quite legible and pretty. It's not been used in ... I'd say, six or so years.  My problem is that I write with a pronounced slant, and that sometimes compresses my loops, such as "e" vs "i", and that makes it hard for some to read. Hence the switch to print!


However, I like the flow of cursive, and would like to not forget how to write legibly, of course.  I know it's possible :)  So, please critique!


The first is my normal everyday print. Iti's quite straight and small, as you can see. The next section is my natural unlined current cursive, followed by what I considered "pulled back/neater" cursive, which is bascially what my print is like if it had a lovechild with cursive.  Which cursive style should I adopt/ improve?



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#2 Les49


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 19:45

Your writing is really one of the nicer ones I've noticed.  The slant has nothing to do with it's attractiveness; however, when you write "straiter" its obvious that you are being more careful and care - not the slant - is what causes it to look better,  IMHO.  It also appears to me that you are using your fingers (quite common among printers, I think) - rather than your arm - to control your pen.  Your letter forms and letter spacing are all quite good.  Just slow down for awhile, relax your fingers and enjoy.  I think you'll be pleased with the result.  Speed will come in a little while.

Edited by Les49, 24 August 2013 - 19:47.

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#3 Randal6393


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 00:53

Great work, might like the works at http://www.iampeth.com/ for lessons on where you might improve.




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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:36

Thank you!!! I took the advice to use my arm more and go slightly slower than normal, but still at a functional speed. I'm quite amazed that the fact that I never realized that I used my fingers, which made the cursive much more cramped. :D


So, here it is, cursive waking up again.  I will continue to practice.  It looks rather Palmer-ish - never noticed that before either.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:13

Willkommen bei FPN! :)


There is a marked improvement already (and I thought it was quite legible in your first sample). It's amazing how effective it is to use more arm movement in lieu of fingers.  Well spotted, Les49.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:05



Very nice improvement already. I used to use a hybrid print - and still do sometimes, but I found that just writing in cursive improved my cursive.

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