"Namaste" card

"Namaste" card - student project

Namaste 
Shavasana all day

I made this card for a friend who has just started practicing yoga. I used a sentence inspired by this chalkboard lettering by Hom Sweet Hom

The brush font that I used as an inspiration was Mocking Script, although I had begun with Heartwell so my lettering style ended up looking like a mix of both of them. 

Here are some practice exercises:

"Namaste" card - image 1 - student project

And here is the final result:

"Namaste" card - image 2 - student project

After the watercolors dried I embellished the letters with a gold pen, but I´m not sure that you can appreciate that in the picture.

My biggest struggle is that I am left-handed and I can't make smooth transitions from down-strokes to up-strokes.

Any other left-handed (frustrated) letterers here?