One of the main reasons that I like writing scroll texts in Latin is because then I can spell king 'rex'. Why is this important? Because I hate Ks. I hate them with a passion, both majiscules and miniscules. I have yet to find a hand where I can see how to make the angles of the arms come out right, or how to make the upper loop (if it has one), look right, or how to orient the two arms with the leg they stand on.
This is the only letter that I have such widespread difficulties with, and it's gotten to the point where I cringe as soon as I realize I have a text which includes, somewhere, the phrase "king and queen of Drachenwald". Because...*shudder*...it has a K.
So, I'm asking for help. Here are 72 Ks that I have done over the last 6 years. They are roughly in chronological order, though I don't think this shows any progression or pattern of change over time:
They are capitals, they are miniscules, they are carolingian, gothic, secretary, etc.
What am I doing wrong? How can I make my Ks better?