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

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:
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 or
(Bamboo paper sold out in 2008 / available after 2009)
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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14 Responses to “Inexpensive Chinese Calligraphy Four Treasure Combinations for Absolute Beginners (#1-b)”

  1. artvirtue says:

    Thanks for your …
    Thanks for your feedback. I don’t think anyone was born with less talents. The points are how much attention we pay to the seemingly unimportant aspects that are truly important which in turn will open a door for your enjoyment of art. Last week I had a new student who came in saying he was old and not smart. After explaining some the many aspects, he made progress which he was impressed. You may refer to art-virtue Website > Tutorial or Principles for more related info.

  2. Shakamuni says:

    None of my brushes …
    None of my brushes behave like the ones you show in the video, except for a japanese “brush-pen” made of plastic hairs (with which I obtain nowadays my best calligraphic results). What on earth I am doing wrong? Believe me, although your videos are wonderful, not having a “true” guidance for this art is really a handicap… Greetings!

  3. artvirtue says:

    @LabaykaYaMahdi I …
    @LabaykaYaMahdi I will email you direct contact of ForbiddenCity2008.

  4. LabaykaYaMahdi says:

    Hello, thank you …
    Hello, thank you for the informational video
    Do you know a place where I can buy a good but not too expensive beginner’s set that ships to Canada? Thank you very much

  5. artvirtue says:

    @cristobelle56 …
    @cristobelle56 Thank you. I would rather pay a few dollars more if they help me make progress and save my time. :)

  6. cristobelle56 says:

    Hi, I have …
    Hi, I have completed watching the 2 parts of this video. Someone used these words “very very helpful and educational” and I totally agree with him/her. Those items you listed and priced (albeit some years old) are so affordable. A Wal-Mart wool felt costs only $1 whereas the black one from $3-10 ! Very affordable … Best

  7. artvirtue says:

    Chines inksticks …
    Chines inksticks seem to crack or snap outside China (maybe because it’s more humid in Asia and a lot of drier in US or Canada). You may glue it back and wrap with plastic tape to prevent.

    If you practice Chinese calligraphy or painting, Chinese ink works best. The quality of ink stick and inkstones may vary a lot. I am sending you more info in a message.

  8. dellexell says:

    MY INKSTICK SNAPPED IN HALF. what do i do? im now using indian ink bottles but they’re more messy,but ink stones never work[my ink dies up in seconds],what do i do!?!???!!??!?

  9. artvirtue says:

    Except for that ” …
    Except for that “my teacher’s favorite” and Li Gang’s brush (as listed in Video Responses), you can
    find the same brushes from “Specialty Brushes” from the website of Oriental Art Supply.

  10. ejdeng says:

    hi can you give me …
    hi can you give me the chinese translation for all the brushes listed in the video? thanks.

  11. artvirtue says:

    Grinding ink is an …
    Grinding ink is an indispensible way to master Asian brush writing.

  12. smilingmatthias says:

    I am still not …
    I am still not using an inkstone, as you might have seen. Should i change to using it? Thank you for sharing, my friend!

    5 shuriken

  13. artvirtue says:

    Thank you. I just …
    Thank you. I just added annotations on part a.
    “Save money for better quality…”

  14. psychodelicdragon says:

    very very helpful …
    very very helpful and educational

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