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Chinese Calligraphy Writing

Chinese writing is often referred to as calligraphy. This Chinese calligraphy consists of symbols that are logo-syllabic. In general, this means that each character represents a sound or syllable. Currently, there are two different styles of Chinese writing, simplified and traditional. The main difference being the fact that it takes less strokes to write in simplified Chinese.

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Before you start painting your brush strokes, you should plan the beginning and of your stroke. The beginning of the stroke is called qi bi, and the end of the stroke is called shou bi. Before you dip the brush into the ink, you need to ensure posture is correct.

Your posture is critical to your health and success. Having the wrong posture can lead to strained eyes, sore muscles, or even hunch-back if not caught early. Without proper posture, your strokes will be sloppy. Start with your back erect and your shoulders set naturally. When sitting or standing, your feet should be as wide as your shoulders. Your chin should be slightly out causing you to lean forward a little.

Chinese calligraphists have three standard forms used for writing calligraphy. The first is the suspended wrist. While the forearm rests on the edge of the desk, the hand is held perpendicular to the paper, with the wrist cocked back like a striking serpent. The second form is the supported wrist. This is easily accomplished by placing the writing hand on top of the free hand, effectively raising the writing hand to an acceptable level. The final and most difficult firm to master is the raised wrist method. In this method, the forearm is held parallel to the desk. The calligrapher then writes the symbols in a flowing manner, all the while keeping the forearm parallel. This method is the most difficult to master, but allows for the most free movement of the brush.

As beginning calligrapher, one must practice all methods. Undoubtedly, one will find one style easier than the rest. Keep working on mastering each style, because without mastering each style, one cannot master Chinese calligraphy.

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