Category: Chinese Calligraphy

Jul 25

Kanji Chinese Calligraphy by my Mother-in-law(2/2)

chinese calligraphy for original calligraph or go to for rice paper, brush and sumi ink.

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Jul 22

Famous Chinese painter and calligrapher Qi Gong 启功 (part 1)

chinese calligraphy Qi Gong has been one of the most famous artists in Chinese Calligraphy and painting since mid 20th century till his passing in 2005.

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Jul 19

Gold Pigment 金粉書法 Chinese Calligraphy on Cerulean & Red Xuan Paper

chinese calligraphy Gold pigments used in this video

Google search: 金粉書法 or gold pigment calligraphy

“Centered Tip Principle” for Chinese Calligraphy writing

Due to the tackiness and density of the gold pigment powder, I made a rare exception to the Center Tip Principle between 2:37 and 2:40. I overly pressed the brush’s bristle up to one half in consideration of the size of the brush and the ingredients of the gold powder. If the brush is pressed more than 1/2 or 2/3, the strokes will lose their vitalities.

Small “Li Fushou brush” used in this video

Chinese calligraphy poems by Zhang Yu (partially adapted in this video)

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Jul 16

國畫 Cricket Practice.Chinese Brush Painting & Calligraphy

chinese calligraphy Cricket Practice. Heh, Painting Crickets. his is simply a basic Chinese Self Practice session and I have added some old ones in for fun.
I find the paper / paint process difficuilt. The paper is so thin, so fragile when wetted. The brushes I findeither too soft or a bit too hard. It is all about getting the liquid into the paper.
Like carving but with water instead of a blade.
Maybe this is why Calligraphy is so associated with the martial art of swordsmanship because of the hand/wrist coordination involved.

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Jul 13

Chinese calligraphy(Taiwan, OCAC, macroview)

chinese calligraphy 影片名稱:「Chinese Calligraphy master: Chang Bing Huang」

Calligraphy started with Chinese pictography. It was not until Han dynasty that professional calligraphers appeared.
The King of books Wang Hsi Zhis Langtin Hsu showed off exaggerated calligraphy style while the Huei Su monks Zi Xu documents words were just like himself.
All famous poets and writers from any eras have their own styles of calligraphy.
Chang Bing Huang hosted Chinese Calligraphy 30 years ago.
Back then, he was Taiwans famous calligrapher.
He used to use Chinese paintbrush to write for the daily program of Word of the Day. Now he use computer to promote the art of Chinese calligraphy.
Happiness through letting go, heart of content leads to longevity, strong body is health, be rational and gain peace, all the concepts showed Chang Bing Huangs hope for himself and wisdom of life.

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Jul 11

How would you write the name Drew in Chinese Calligraphy?

I’m curious about how my name is written in Chinese Calligraphy.

I did a quick search for you.

The first character translates to de: Germany, virtue, goodness, morality, ethics, kindness, favor, character, kind
And I couldn’t figure out the meaning of the second one.

There’s a picture of a dragon that comes up for you on the website link below.


Jul 10

Seals for Chinese calligraphy & painting (part 1)

chinese calligraphy Samples of Chinese seal stones

A Chinese seal is both practical as a tool and enjoyable as an art, hence becoming a collectible for scholars and art lovers. These are some of my collections of seals. When choosing a Chinese custom seal for our calligraphy or painting, we prefer better stones carved by professional seal carvers, and the stones need to be in good boxes to prevent dropping or cracking.
Seals are a trusted tool used for the authentication of items of ownership. From government to personal use, seals can represent a persons power, and function as a symbol of authentication in dealings among people.

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Jul 08

Writing Chinese Calligraphy with Style : Comparing Printed Fonts & Chinese Calligraphy

chinese calligraphy Learn how to write Chinese characters in proper calligraphy style! This free video shows you how printed fonts compare to handwritten scripts.

Expert: Bo Feng
Bio: Bo Feng is an experienced Chinese/English translator and interpreter. He has worked for Chinese International Travel Services, Lingnan Art Publishing House and Phillips Petroleum.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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Jul 04

Li Shu 隸書 Chinese calligraphy sample lesson #2 (why prefer older rubbings?)

chinese calligraphy Original rubbings ( 原拓 ) from steles of Chinese Calligraphy models are always preferred by well-trained Chinese calligraphers and teachers. The shape, structure, spirits of each characters as well as nuances are well kept; however, due to aging and Acts of God, steles deteriorated over the years and the calligraphy needs to be deciphered, understood, and analyzed for practice or appreciation.

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Jul 03

How should I start learning Chinese calligraphy?

I am taking Mandarin Chinese in college, and I was hoping for some recommendations on how I should start learning calligraphy. I have been looking online, and all I can find are really cheap and horrible sets. I don’t need anything like an East-Asian master would use, but I don’t want to buy something that will last less than a few years. I’m also hoping someone can inform me on a bit of the process of everything (carving a seal, brush and paper preparation, ink preparation, etc). Thanks!

Read Calligraphy Books

The beginners should read different books on Chinese characters. The market is flooded with large number of English language books available on the subject. Going through different types of literature on Chinese Calligraphy can help you in the long run to master the art.

Make Use of Technology

Today’s learner can make use of modern technology to learn Chinese language. These modern devices will help you to draw and write with the same ease and familiarity that a pen or brush offers. Apple iPads and other tablets have introduced top class applications that make practicing Chinese characters on your machine very easy. So, make sure you make maximum use of technology to master the art of Chinese language symbols.

Join a Calligraphy Club

Learning with others can help you immensely to master the complex art of Chinese language symbols. The best idea is to join a calligraphy club which will meet the needs of calligraphers at all skill and experience levels. Chinese Sphere is one such online portal were you will find solutions to your questions regarding Chinese calligraphy.