Posts Tagged ‘ink’

How to Grind Ink Effectively for Practicing Chinese Calligraphy (part 1)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Grinding an ink stick on the inkstone is an indispensable process to be good at Chinese calligraphy and painting. The famous Chinese calligrapher, painter, and connoisseur, Wu Fu-Fan ( 吴湖帆 ) always ground ink himself when doing masterpieces of calligraphy and painting. He would not let others to grind ink for him ( http://www.hb.xinhuanet.com/art/2007-01/09/content_9000363.htm ). Many master Chinese calligraphers and painters declare that grinding ink on the inkstone is a good opportunity to learn the spirits of the brush strokes by controlling the densities of their ground ink which, in turn, will affect many technical and aesthetical issues and details of Chinese calligraphy and painting. One of the best way to enjoy practicing those arts is learn to how to grind ink on the inkstone first without wasting time and material since ink is considered the blood and spirit of the brush strokes.

Those who have not known to grind ink and practiced properly and effectively sometimes say “人磨墨, 墨磨人 (A man grinds ink stick, but the ink grinds “tortures 折磨” the man.)”

If we know many of the proper ways and tips to grind ink, we find practicing Chinese calligraphy and painting a lot of easier and enjoyable and faster progress may be obtained.

More hints: http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p7-paper-ink-stone.htm

磨墨機 / 磨墨机 (automatic grinding ink machine) may be found by Googling.

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Chinese calligraphy painting silk mounting & various supplies (lowest prices)

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

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EBay Store from http://www.oriental-crafts.com
Large selection of Chinese calligraphy and painting ink stones, wool felt, Xuan paper,
Teapots, brushes at wholesale prices – Guaranteed wholesale prices preferred by:
Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Association
Oriental Art Association (Irving, Texas)

http://www.art-virtue.com

Mall stores around the U.S. and other wholesalers
Direct import from manufactures in China – lowest prices from entry level to professional qualities of Chinese calligraphy and painting tools and supplies.

Chinese calligraphy & painting brush, Xuan paper, ink stick, inkstones and other Four Treasure items
Lowest Prices & Worldwide Shipping
over 30,000 items in stock

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Professional & entry level Chinese calligraphy paintings supplies and tools

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

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Forbidden City, the largest wholesale and distributor of Chinese calligraphy and painting supplies from Beijing & Dallas, provides tools, Xuan paper, brushes, ink stones, ink sticks at the lowest possible prices for people who love Chinese art.

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Traditional Chinese Painting -Chinese flower bird painting – Pure Chinese Art! Nothing more.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

top chinese painting Traditional Chinese Painting -Chinese flower bird painting – Pure Chinese Art! Nothing more.Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings Well, I’m still working on my Ox’s. Heh! This evening here’s one of the three I did but the main highlight of the day was a Parcel from Rev. Yao Feng Shakya who sent me some of his paintings which are beautiful.漢語。 繪畫。 水彩。 藝術。
Many thanks to him. I’ll do a short video of the paintings he sent me. I love his painting.
Chinese Oxen. Or a Chinese Ox anyway.

“Best Friends!” Chinese Bird and Flower & Ox Painting.

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Multi-Purpose Chinese Calligraphy Brushes (Part 1)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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These brushes made by Mr. Li Gang in China meet the criterion of good brushes – pointy, even, round, and resilient ( 尖齊圓健 ). These are the brushes I personally use for YouTube videos, teaching, and public events since 2007.

Mr. Robert Bo sold them at U.S. $1 each as of 2007-2008. The new imports (available in Janauary 2011) will be slightly higher in prices with more choices of products made by Li Gang.

The brush maker Mr. Li Gang ( 李剛 or 李刚 ) is a relative of the famous brush maker Zou Jielong ( 鄒節龍 or 邹节龙 ) whose reputation is highly esteemed in China. Their brushes share some similarities. (In China, many people have the same names as 李刚. So please don’t confused.)

I provide the info and writing videos as educational resources to acquire supplies and tools for Chinese calligraphy and painting.

Inquiry or direct order: Robert Bo (972) 758-7238 in Dallas, Texas and mention Li Gang’s brushes.

Due to Robert’s teapot business

http://shop.ebay.com/chineseteapotgallery/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

calling is the most convenient and fastest way to reach him. Robert will not know how to answer very specific technical questions regarding brushes.
For technical questions about Chinese calligraphy brushes and other Four Treasures:

http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/index.htm

http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore__W0QQ_fsubZ336676QQ_scZ1QQ_sopZ1

There are over 1,000 items not listed on Robert’s forbiddencity2008 e-Bay store. The best way to look for unlisted items, arrange international shipping, or purchase wholesale quantities is to call Robert between 12 – 8 PM, daily, Texas time.

Shopping for Four Treasures: http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

Joshua Hough’s Disclaimer:
1. I do not guarantee the quality of each individual brush (brushes are all hand made “individually” – no productions by machines), nor the price changes and availability. Many Chinese schools in the U.S. have ordered large quantities of these inexpensive and quality brushes, so I am not responding to any availability issues.
2. I do not sell any of those brushes from my inventory.
3. I do not take commissions in any form.

I provide the information in this video solely for practitioners of Chinese calligraphy and painting to compare the selection and shopping of the supplies and tools.

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China’s largest distributor of Chinese Calligraphy painting supplies

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Over 30,000 items added on e-Bay periodically http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore_4-Trs-Brush-Sets_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ336676QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Forbidden City, the largest wholesale and distributor of Chinese calligraphy and painting supplies from Beijing & Dallas, provides tools, Xuan paper, brushes, ink stones, ink sticks at the lowest possible prices for people who love Chinese art.

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