Jul 19

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

chinese calligraphy Gold pigments used in this video

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“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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMnBt2yfEg

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

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Duration : 0:2:50

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  1. artvirtue says:

    The Cursive ( …
    The Cursive (Running) and Semi-Cursive (Walking) Scripts may look fluid, free, wild, flowing, elegant… I am sending you links for more explanations. Thanks.

  2. artvirtue says:

    It’s featured in ” …
    It’s featured in “Famous Brands of Chinese Calligraphy Brushes 李福壽 Pt.1″

  3. jishuenkam says:

    hi joshua how much …
    hi joshua how much is the brush you use in this video?

  4. artvirtue says:

    Thank you.

    不客氣 …
    Thank you.

    不客氣 is “You are welcome.” Pinyin is bu ke qi.

  5. artvirtue says:

     Thank you.

     Thank you.


  6. cristobelle56 says:

    I can just about …
    I can just about guess your reply is “bu ke qi”. The gold pigment is simply beautiful and so are the paperweight and ink slab. Best

  7. artvirtue says:

    Yes! They do have …
    Yes! They do have very reliable products.

  8. artvirtue says:


  9. cristobelle56 says:

    xie xie !
    xie xie !

  10. kecudmore says:

    Oriental art …
    Oriental art supply is execellent