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Chinese calligraphy lessons: 13. Paper

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

top chinese calligraphy I this lesson, I talk about paper.

The primary factor that influences writing is the writer. However, paper that is designed to be used in this context will make it easier.

Xuan (宣) paper is most popular, traditional, and prestigious. I recommend single-ply unsized or half sized xuan paper for both practice and presentation.

Tian Yunzhang’s paper comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcDb3rex1A4

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Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Chinese Line Drawings from a very old Book

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

top chinese painting Thanks for looking in today. These are images of a very old book, probably from about 1930 if the packaging is believed.
I do not see this kindof art in any frequency, least of all in Europe so when I accidentally ucovered this book I could not believe what I saw. or England and France, they are both China-dead. For some reason Chinese art is something not include din their vocabulary and I wonder why.
maybe some governmental (mental being the keyword) war issues. Who knows….
Either way, these are beautiful to me and I hope you enjoy them too.
Best wishes.

Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Chinese Line Drawings from a very old Book

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The Best Punching Bags for Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Wushu training

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

top chinese artist TAO OF FREDDIE’S MODERN KUNG FU
Balancing Body, Mind, & Spirit
1642 W. Howard St. Chicago, IL 60626

http://www.freddiesmodernkungfu.com

Email: FreddiesModernKungFu@live.com

Help me continue to teach and make videos. Anything you can do to show support would be greatly appreciated; here are some things you can do to show support:

1) Visit my school for direct lessons:
Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu
Balancing Body, Mind, & Spirit
1642 W. Howard St. Chicago, IL 60626

http://www.freddiesmodernkungfu.com

2) Visit my family restaurant for a healthy meal:
Jenny’s Gourmet Restaurant
Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese Cuisine
1644 W. Howard. St. Chicago, IL 60626

http://www.jennysgourmet.com

3) Purchase a book I have published:
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2) “Spiritual Martial Arts”: http://www.createspace.com/3497020
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5) Subscribe to my channel
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8) Add me on Facebook: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/freddielee28?ref=profile
9) Donate money via PayPal to FreddiesModernKungFu@live.com

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Chinese calligraphy lessons: 12. Brush pens

Monday, May 28th, 2012

top 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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Inexpensive Chinese Calligraphy Four Treasure Combinations for Absolute Beginners (#1-b)

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy These combinations for practicing Chinese calligraphy without buying DVD or expensive books and tools upfront are designed for absolute beginners to learn Chinese characters (hanji, kanji). I have been researching these resources in U.S. over the years and have recommended for friends and students as a starter kit combination.

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
Please call between 12-6 PM, Mon to Sat, Texas time
Near Coit & Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas
sale@oriental-crafts.com or
sale@chinatradesky.com
(Bamboo paper sold out in 2008 / available after 2009)
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Bamboo paper from bookstores in Dallas (Richardson) China Town, Texas
唯美書局 LaserTrek Books & Music (972) 235-8678
世界書局 Chinese Daily News Books (972) 690-0163
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Online shopping: http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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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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