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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
www.orientalartsupply.com/products/colors.cfm

Google search: 金粉書法 or gold pigment calligraphy

“Centered Tip Principle” for Chinese Calligraphy writing

http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p5-centertip.htm

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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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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Jun 22

Four Treasures Chinese Calligraphy Box Set for Beginners

chinese calligraphy 1. Four Treasures box sets from Amazon, e-Bay or Taobao

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=Chinese+calligraphy+set&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

More 文房四宝 from www.taobao.com

http://s.taobao.com/search?q=%CE%C4%B7%BF%CB%C4%B1%A6&keyword=&commend=all&ssid=s5-e&search_type=item&atype=&tracelog=

Hopefully these will make great Christmas gifts.

2. Preparing new brushes
Soaking new brushes – Obeying the Centered Tip Principle 中鋒 is required in all stages of using Chinese Calligraphy brushes for beginners and experienced calligraphers as well.
中鋒 is one of the most important techniques of Chinese calligraphy.

http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p5-centertip.htm

NOTE: The brushes sold with box sets have different levels of qualities. It’s best to consult experienced calligraphers for reliable resources. Some box sets have brushes that might make beginners of Chinese calligraphy unable to understand some calligraphic principles and achieve good writing results.

3. Looking for models to copy
Google “Free Chinese calligraphy model” or search 楷書, 書法 and (or) 字帖 from www.bookseed.com and www.books.com.tw

4. Grinding ink
More video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFqfzKV2OeM

5. Finding basic writing methods and principles
Dipping brushes with ground ink and basic writing techniques http://www.art-virtue.com/tutorial/index.htm

6. Cleaning brushes & inkstones
Search in http://www.art-virtue.com/index.html#GoogleSearch or http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=artvirtue#g/u

7. Brief view of Chinese seal chops
Chinese seals and their usages have special types of knowledge and sets of rules and taboos in Chinese culture, especially when they are applied in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. It’s not necessary for beginners to know the rules involved as shown below.
篆刻 = seal carving; 用印 = using seals; 規則 = rules
篆刻用印規則 (Some related & unrelated articles in Google) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%E7%AF%86%E5%88%BB%E7%94%A8%E5%8D%B0%E8%A6%8F%E5%89%87&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
http://igt.com.tw:3000/domain/show_article/51 (Some samples of using seals)

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Jun 07

Chinese calligraphy lessons: 12. Brush pens

chinese calligraphy Here I talk about brush pens, their merits, and deficiencies compared to normal brushes. Brush pens are basically brushes with ink reservoirs and caps. The concept is good, but the execution is often bad. Brush pens’ writing quality is far below that of normal brushes. For now, students of calligraphy should still use normal brushes.

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Jun 04

Dictionary of Chinese calligraphy styles 書法字典 (Part 2)

chinese calligraphy Chinese dictionary of calligraphy characters in different styles compiled in one volume.

中國書法大字典
Part 1 – covers the general introduction with the index charts of Section Headers.
Part 2 – comparisons of original model books (steles) with dictionary.
Part 3 – comparisons of original model books (ink copies) with dictionary
Part 4 – cross referencing with other dictionaries in different styles and from different publishers
Part 5 – application in creating your styles

You may Google 書法字典 to look for free or electronic copies, or CD-ROM versions.

Related link: http://picasaweb.google.com/kakalela/PIcUi#5162266935170042994

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May 26

Chinese calligraphy 書法

chinese calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy ( 書法 ), pronounced as “shu fa”, is a high art practiced and esteemed throughout Chinese history and in many Asian countries.
Chinese calligraphy is the cornerstone of Chinese brush painting. If one has good foundation in Chinese calligraphy, s/he will master Chinese brush painting faster and easier than those who practice Chinese painting without a foundation in Chinese calligraphy. Many Chinese Painting techniques are derived from Chinese calligraphy strokes.

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Mar 13

Chinese Calligraphy 中國書法 Scroll “Peace Love Joy (和平愛喜)”

chinese calligraphy Writing “Peace Love Joy” in cursive and semi-cursive Chinese Calligraphy for Katia from Russia during a Chinese music concert of Master Betty Zhang in McKinney Performing Arts Center in Texas. The writing was done on a pre-mounted blank scroll with printed dragons in light gold. Though the pre-mounted blank scroll can sometimes be wrinkled due to handling, the wrinkles can be removed with an iron. Like music performers trying to play correct notes, writing on a pre-mounted scroll can be risky since the Chinese ink cannot be changed. So I humbly asked the audience to understand and be as quiet as possible to avoid any distraction; otherwise, I lose the money and the scroll if a single stroke or any artistic detail has disappointed me.
First two characters ( 和平 ) mean peace; third ( 愛 ) love; last ( 喜 ) joy.
Picture: friends with the Mayor of City of McKinney, Texas.

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Jan 20

Dictionary of Chinese calligraphy styles 中國書法大字典 (Part 1)

chinese calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy characters in different styles compiled in a dictionary.
Part 1 – covers the general introduction with the index charts of Section Headers.
Part 2 – comparisons of original model books (steles) with dictionary.
Part 3 – comparisons of original model books (ink copies) with dictionary
Part 4 – cross referencing with other dictionaries in different styles and from different publishers
Part 5 – application in creating your styles

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Jan 06

Chinese Calligraphy Scroll (High Definition) – Peace Love Joy 和平愛喜 with Signature

chinese calligraphy Reissued in High Definition with additional part of adding recipient’s name and artist’s signature. Chinese Calligraphy Scroll “Peace Love Joy (和平愛喜)”

Writing “Peace Love Joy” in cursive and semi-cursive Chinese Calligraphy for Katia from Russia during a Chinese music concert of Master Betty Zhang in McKinney Performing Arts Center in Texas. The writing was done on a pre-mounted blank scroll with printed dragons in light gold. Though the pre-mounted blank scroll can sometimes be wrinkled due to handling, the wrinkles can be removed with an iron. Like music performers trying to play correct notes, writing on a pre-mounted scroll can be risky since the Chinese ink cannot be changed. So I humbly asked the audience to understand and be as quiet as possible to avoid any distraction; otherwise, I lose the money and the scroll if a single stroke or any artistic detail has disappointed me.
First two characters ( 和平 ) mean peace; third ( 愛 ) love; last ( 喜 ) joy.
Picture: friends with the Mayor of City of McKinney, Texas.

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Dec 23

How to Hold A Chinese Calligraphy Brush 書法執筆

chinese calligraphy http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p2-holding.htm
How to hold a Chinese calligraphy brush
More details explained in http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/index.htm

Places to buy Chinese Calligraphy brushes and Four Treasures
http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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