Foundational Challenge #1

All lettering is to be done in the Foundational Hand. Many thanks to Programs Director Jean Formo for use of her exemplar—click here to view.

Paper size:  8.5" wide x 11" high
Orientation:  portrait
Paper color:  white layout
Nib: Speedball C-2, Hiro Tape 2mm, or Brause 2mm
Ink color:  Black
Margins:  top: 1"; left: 1"
Justification:  flush left
x-height (body height):  4 pen widths
a-height (ascender): 3 pen widths
d-depth (descender): 3 pen widths
Line spacing:  2 pen widths (i.e. interlinear space between descender and next ascender)

Quote: The alphabet's lower-case letters a–z