Posts Tagged ‘Kanji’

Kai Shu Characters 淮孫景 in Chinese Calligraphy Wei Bei Style

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Free download of various Chinese calligraphy models of the Wei and Jin Dynasties: http://www.9610.com/weijin/1.htm

http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/kai/index.htm#5 魏碑 (“Wei Bei”), a subset of Chinese calligraphy Kai Shu styles, is generally regarded as one of the best art forms for training the technical requirements of different Chinese calligraphy styles.

Sample characters in this video:
淮 the Huai River
孫 grandson
景 scene

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Chinese calligraphy video (1998) in Li Shu

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy Clerical Style (Li Shu) recorded in Standard Definition camera in 1998

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Chinese calligraphy cursive & semi-cursive scripts sample: 盡高勸帝祥荷蒙亮

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Brushes sold from: http://www.oriental-crafts.com (enter e-Bay store, probably largest selection and lowest prices worldwide)
Meanings of the sample characters in this video:
盡 doing best, 高 high, 勸 persuade, 帝 emperor, 祥 good luck, 荷 lotus,蒙 cover, 亮 bright

http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/hsin/index.htm

Two of the main five styles of Chinese calligraphy are semi-cursive style (Walking Style, Hsin Shu, 行書) and cursive style (Grass Style). They are often used together to inscribe poems and signatures on Chinese calligraphy and/or brush painting artworks. They are often prerequisite for start learning Chinese painting since the techniques of Semi-Cursive and Cursive Styles are as versatile as brush strokes needed in Chinese brush painting.

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Free Chinese Calligraphy Dictionary from www.9610.com 免費線上書法字典

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Step 1: Online translator http://au.babelfish.yahoo.com/ or http://translate.google.com/#
Disclaimer: Not all software translators can translate Mandarin Chinese 100% correctly. The sentence structures are very different between English and Chinese.

Step 2: Visit http://www.9610.com/zidian/index.htm and click the “search” [搜索] button at least twice to activate the function.

Step 3: Copy & paste each Chinese character and search in the free calligraphy dictionary database. 9610.com keeps updating and adding more entries.
Warning: For your PC securities, please don’t click on “doubtful” ads in 9610 or some Chinese Websites. The functions of 9610 free dictionary are safe for PCs.

Step 4: Use http://neospeech.com or other voice speech software for pronunciation. Chinese characters in Pinyin are very misleading if one has not learned how to pronunciate based on the Pinyin system.

免費線上書法字典
If you find any errors or glitches, please post your comments in www.9610.com’s bulletin board at http://www.9610.com/b/f2.asp?id=199
Disclaimer: Overall, 9610 dictionary is very accurate. Minor or trivial erros or mismatches may still exist.

More videos added in Playlist – Free Utilities & Resources of Chinese Calligraphy, Painting & Mandarin http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4E70413ED95ED222 These free online utilities will help us obtain the translation of Chinese terms, scans of Chinese calligraphy, stroke orders in Kai Shu, pronunciation, and high quality Chinese painting pictures.
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Filename: Free Chinese Calligraphy Dictionary 9610.wmv

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Multi-Purpose Chinese Calligraphy Brushes (Part 1)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

top chinese calligraphy http://cgi.ebay.com/10-CHINESE-CALLIGRAPHY-WATER-COLOR-BRUSH-/390278627445?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ade6b4075

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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Inexpensive Chinese Calligraphy Four Treasure Selections for Absolute Beginners (#1-a)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy One of my favorite & inexpensive brushes:

Why do we not press the brush hair too hard according to the “1/3 rule (or recommendations)”? To obey the Centered Tip Principle of Chinese calligraphy

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

Chinese calligraphy kit plus selected quality tools for fewest dollars recommended for beginners from technical requirements and perspectives (Part #1-b will cover basic tips for selecting good brushes…)

Forbidden City: http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore_4-Trs-Brush-Sets_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ336676QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Robert Bo 薄先生
(972) 758-7238 Best and fastest way to get response.
Please call between 12-6 PM, daily, Texas time (Robert goes to post offices around 3 & 5 PM once or twice a day.)
Near Coit & Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas

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Bamboo paper from bookstores in Dallas (Richardson) China Town, Texas
www.asiade.com (Please call their service number; they don’t list bamboo paper online)
唯美書局 LaserTrek Books & Music (972) 235-8678

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Online shopping http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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“Eternity” – Chinese Calligraphy Lesson with Datong Xu

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Datong is my classmate at Nanjing Univ. He currently teaches Chinese calligraphy and painting in Tucson, AZ. We have been good friends for thirty years. Recently he visited our home in LA and had great time doing painting and calligraphy together. I requested him to do this video to demonstrate the evolution of Chinese writing system and Calligraphy for my YouTube channel viwers. In Chinese art esthetics, calligraphy and painting are of common origin. Hope you enjoy!

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