When practicing, make sure to have guidelines and to go slowly and carefully. Take your time, and remember that consistency and accuracy come from hours of practice.
Pen Used: Pilot Parallel 3.8 mm nib
Ink Used: Noodler's Apache Sunset
Ascender Height: 3 pen widths
X-height: 4 pen widths
Descender Height: 3 pen widths
Pen Angle: 45 degrees
In general you want to try not to have a slant to the letters, that would be more along the lines of italic calligraphy. Often I've shown variations of letters, keep in mind when making your piece that nothing you do is "incorrect" just that there are styles that will fit better with what you are trying to achieve. Don't be afraid to add in flairs and flourishes when you need to- these have a dual purpose of adding elegance to your piece and working as a tool to balance your line lengths
. Foundational is a relatively simple hand, with only a handful of different strokes. As you practice notice the way many of the letters- for example a, c, and e- have very similar patterns.
I didn't take too much care when assembling the pages into one picture file, I'm sorry about that. That really isn't my forte and I don't know enough about the program itself to make the pages bend seamlessly. There are 4 8 and a half by 11 sheets of paper together, scanned and put together, though I may have cut off the sides of the pages a bit.
Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any questions!