Louisa May Alcott Quote: Love is a great beautifier

Louisa May Alcott Quote: Love is a great beautifier - student project

Latest version after scanning, editing and vectorizing in illustrator. Still having some trouble really smoothing out anchor points.

Louisa May Alcott Quote: Love is a great beautifier - image 1 - student project

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Lettering the quote “Love is a great beautifier.” - Louisa May Alcott.

I'm trying to keep my style simple to focus on delicate lineweights while learning to letter using the leadholder. 

my intial sketch to try to layout the elementsLouisa May Alcott Quote: Love is a great beautifier - image 2 - student project

the refined sketch that i've been tweeking. having trouble with the flourishes

Louisa May Alcott Quote: Love is a great beautifier - image 3 - student project