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Chinese calligraphy is an art that has developed over thousands of years of careful study. A skilled calligrapher can use his or her brush to express the most evocative emotions and produce elegant decorations. By following Qu Lei Lei's clear techniques and detailed step-by-step instructions you can replicate the scripts that have dominated the history of Chinese calligraphy and bring extra meaning and style to your writing. "The Complete Guide to Chinese Calligraphy" includes instructions for more than 15 projects that will allow you to put your skills into practice by creating beautiful artworks and presents. With more than 300 characters to choose from, you will be able to draw over 100 best-loved words and phrases, ranging from birthday wishes to the auspicious greetings and wise sayings of the Chinese ancients. *Discover the five primary scripts used through Chinese history--from the earliest pictorgraphic characters through to the modern Running script. *Practice the scripts with the integrated tracing paper, learning to use the brush like a traditional calligrapher. *Use the detailed, fully illustrated techniques to develop your skills.
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Chinese calligraphy overview Dec 27, 2007
This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn about the different styles of Chinese calligraphy. It gives enough information along with a list of brushes needed for each style so that I could actually practice some simple symbols. I don't believe I will ever try the giant writing style as it requires a horses tail (the whole thing!) and all the horses I know would look very sad without their's. I'm hoping to get some poster size panels done for the New Year's celebrations. I also know where to find the resources for all the symbols relating to the style I've chosen. Thanks for the guide to Chinese calligraphy.