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By Wendan Li

Suitable for faculty and highschool scholars and people studying all alone, this absolutely illustrated coursebook presents complete guide within the heritage and functional concepts of chinese language calligraphy. No prior wisdom of the language is needed to stick to the textual content or entire the lessons.

The paintings covers 3 significant components: 1) descriptions of chinese language characters and their elements, together with stroke varieties, format styles, and symptoms of sound and that means; 2) uncomplicated brush options; and three) the social, cultural, historic, and philosophical underpinnings of chinese language calligraphy―all of that are an important to realizing and appreciating this paintings form.

Students perform brush writing as they growth from tracing to copying to free-hand writing. version characters are marked to point that means and stroke order, and recognized version words are proven in numerous script forms, permitting scholars to perform diverse calligraphic types. rookies will locate the author’s recommendation on the right way to keep away from universal pitfalls in writing brush strokes important.

Chinese Writing and Calligraphy may be welcomed through either scholars and teachers wanting an available textual content on studying the basics of the artwork of writing chinese language characters.

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The writing styles of these three masters will be discussed and compared in Chapter 10. When tracing 31 c h i ne s e w r i t i ng a nd ca l l i g ra phy and copying, try your best to capture the good qualities of your model. You will profit from this practice by avoiding the pitfalls old masters have uncovered. This is an efficient way to shorten the path to good writing. Getting Ready to Write Prepare Your Mind and Your Writing Space Start writing with a quiet and relaxed mind. One has to be calm and able to focus and concentrate.

Remember, when you do outline tracing, fill the stroke outlines exactly as they are, no more and no less. Pay attention to producing the right shape of strokes by applying the right techniques. Follow the numbered procedure, and do not skip any step. ╇ Pages 203–204 in Appendix 1 contain two sets of model characters for the chapter. For each set, trace first, then copy. When copying, try to retain the size and structure of the model characters by using the grid. Follow the numbered stroke order as a guide to forming characters.

Press down at a 45-degree angle so that the bottom of the brush reaches (4). 11. As a variant form, vertical lines are often written with a pointed ending at the bottom, called a “vertical needle,” as shown in (2). 8. Variations of the horizontal line. 9. The vertical line. 10. Examples of the vertical line in characters. Tracing After practicing these three individual strokes, you can write some simple charactersÂ� beginning with outline tracing using the eight-cell grid (see pages 203–204 in AppendixÂ�1).

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