Foundational Challenge #2

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)

Choose one of these quotes, or both if you wish:
#1:  There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
#2:  Blessed are the flexible, for they will not be bent out of shape. 

 

*The exemplar indicates a 2.5 nib but the x-height, ascenders, and descenders are proportional to the pen nib width. However, please use a 2mm nib.

 

 Theresa Selbitschka

Theresa Selbitschka

 Sally Wightkin

Sally Wightkin

 Maura Lynch

Maura Lynch

 Alex Glowka

Alex Glowka