I hadn’t come across these lines before. They are featured in a beautiful book by Gillian Hazeldine on contemporary calligraphy, so I thought I’d use them to practise. The idea of the book is that you first learn all the rules of formal calligraphy. And then you are quite at liberty to mess around with them and break them.
So I’m currently experiencing the very s-l-o-w phase of re-learning all the formal scripts that I’ve forgotten. It’s best not to be in a hurry with this stuff, as it seems to take ages to get back up to speed. However, there will come a point when each script will suddenly become second nature again.