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Making a Chinese Calligraphy Brush. The Process. “Wishing Brush.”

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Looking to buy a particularly special Calligraphy Brush?

http://3benefits.com/brush/the-making-of-wishing-brush/

You may not do very much better than buy one from Master Lin.
His work seems to be impressive and, as a family business, would seem to show the signs of success through the generations.
Take a look and see!

I found this site today and thought it worthy of some time for a little free promotion. I thought this was an impressive effort at describing the Brush making process.
This should be far more common to find than it is.
Good for Master Lin.

Master Lin:
“Four generations of traditional brush making have long survived in the Republic of Chinas grand capital, the city of Taipei. Lam Sam Yick, our exclusive calligraphy and painting brush supplier, is a family owned company established a century ago. They are famous for their development of high quality brushes by using all natural products. Their number one top seller is the Wishing brush which has been in the making for the past 96 years. What distinguishes this familys success in the brush making industry is locked in their secret technique of creating their brushes. Their system entails using an exact percentage of different hair types to create a perfect brush. These brushes present the calligraphy artist with higher quality by maintaining its original shape during and after usage, as well as allowing the artist different characteristic in their script. Pictured below you will see Master Lin assembling the very favored brush.”

Making a Chinese Calligraphy Brush. The Process. “Wishing Brush.”

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WHAT IS / ISN’T Traditional Chinese Painting with Watercolor. Google Image Inspired.

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese painting In traditional Chinese painting, one must hold the brush as traditionally adopted by traditional Chinese calligraphers and painters. If a person holds a Chinese brush like the way people hold pencils or watercolor brushes, the different effects such as textures strokes for mountains, rocks, trees & etc. and the eight methods of the calligraphy characters “Yong” will not show.

The relationship between eight methods of the calligraphy characters “Yong” & Chinese brush painting. These common knowledge may not be revealed in books written in English.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%E6%B0%B8%E5%AD%97%E5%85%AB%E6%B3%95%E5%9C%8B%E7%95%AB&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To understand the basic eight strokes and their application to CBP and the correct way to hold a Chinese painting brush, it’s required to study Chinese calligraphy.

In this, there lie the secrets of the ancient masters and their pictures from Google image.

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=%E5%82%B3%E7%B5%B1%E5%9C%8B%E7%95%AB%E5%B1%B1%E6%B0%B4&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

To know what “traditional” or “classical” Chinese painting styles are, the best sources include
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Thousand-Years-Chinese-Painting/dp/0300094477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-1 (purely classical plus early 20th century modern styles — A must read for all CBP people. This book is the most comprehensive CBP ever written in English. It’s very difficult to understand the techniques and terms mentioned. )
Many books written by Chinese painting professor James Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=James+Cahill

http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Brush-Painting-Academic-Approach/dp/0984291504/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287506243&sr=8-2#_ More modern, less traditional (classical)
Chinese painting books by O-shi Yang – More modern, less traditional (classical), mostly spontaneous styles
The terms “traditional Chinese painting,” “traditional Chinese calligraphy” and “traditionalchinesecalligraphy” have been improperly exploited and recognized by people who have not study Chinese calligraphy and CBP seriously and correctly.

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