Posts Tagged ‘mandarin’

Your Name in Free Chinese Calligraphy (eg. Robert 羅伯特)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Step 1: http://www.chinese-tools.com/names Get a phonetic translation of your name

Step 2: http://www.9610.com/zidian/index.htm Free online Chinese calligraphy dictionary
First, click on [搜索] button at least twice

Step 3: Copy and paste each Chinese character to the online dictionarys search box

Step 4: Match the calligraphy styles as similar as possible

Step 5: Learn the stroke sequences and pronunciations (if available)
In China, when people practice calligraphy with ink and brush for art’s sake, we use traditional characters instead of simplified ones. http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/kai/index.htm#3

More videos added in
Playlist – Free Utilities & Resources of Chinese Calligraphy, Painting & Mandarin http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4E70413ED95ED222

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Yan Zhenqing 顏真卿 Chinese Calligraphy lesson

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Free online Yan Zhenqing models http://www.shufawest.us/models/index.html (for beginners)
Yan Zhenqing dictionary http://www.shufawest.us/zidian/zidian.html

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The Best Chinese Love Song Ever by Unknown !!!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

top chinese artist The best chinese love song ive ever heard. This song reminds me of my high school days, but i dont even know who sang & the title of it. Please anyone put some comment to let me know detail of the song… ^_~ !!

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Four Treasures Chinese Calligraphy Box Set for Beginners

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

top 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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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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Writing Chinese Calligraphy with Style : What is a Cursive Script in Chinese?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Learn how to write Chinese characters in proper calligraphy style! This free video shows you what a cursive script looks like in Chinese.

Expert: Bo Feng
Bio: Bo Feng is an experienced Chinese/English translator and interpreter. He has worked for Chinese International Travel Services, Lingnan Art Publishing House and Phillips Petroleum.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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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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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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Writing Chinese Calligraphy with Style : How to Write Chinese Calligraphy: Echo

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Learn how to write Chinese characters in proper calligraphy style! This free video shows you how to write beautiful Chinese calligraphy more easily.

Expert: Bo Feng
Bio: Bo Feng is an experienced Chinese/English translator and interpreter. He has worked for Chinese International Travel Services, Lingnan Art Publishing House and Phillips Petroleum.
Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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Chinese Song- 童话 (Fairy Tale)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

top chinese artist Real Song Starts At 1:46 (for those who have no patience)
Artist: Michael Wong (Chinese: 王光良; pinyin: Wáng Guāngliáng)
Tong Hua
Date Released: January 2005

“Fairy Tale” has proved to be his strongest single yet by shooting up to No. 1 immediately after it was released in January 2005, making it to the top of the download counter Baidu 500 for 15 weeks as Asia was swept by the “Fairy Tale Tornado”. The single is arguably the most successful Chinese language song in the 21st Century. As of 2007 it is still among the top in the karaoke charts.

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