In this course, you will :
- Examine the various brushes required and seek advice on which ink and paper to use. Practice holding your brush correctly and learning the basic components of Chinese characters. Thomas explains the brush stroke techniques used to paint each element.
- Discover the various structures that make up Chinese calligraphy. Begin with the fundamental open structure and single component characters. Then, using a grid, proceed to top-bottom and left-right structures.
- Learn how to use proper stroke order and keep your characters proportionate.
- Explore the composition of more complex Chinese characters once you've mastered the technique. Thomas demonstrates how to make enclosed structures, which are frequently used characters.
- Then, experiment with combining the various structures covered in the course to create more detailed characters.
- Learn how to prepare rice paper for calligraphy artwork. Before writing a Chinese poem, learn how to align, fold, and trim your paper. Thomas provides you with a famous Tang Dynasty poem, but you are free to use any poem you want.
- Thomas concludes the course with some advice on photographing and sharing your artwork.
1. Materials and Basic Strokes
- Dot, Horizontal and Vertical Strokes
- Left Falling and Press Down Strokes
- Turning Strokes
2. Chinese Characters with Open Structure
- Stroke Order
- Simple Structure Characters
- Top-Bottom Structure Characters
- Left-Right Structure Characters
3. Chinese Characters with Enclosed Structure
- Enclosed Structures with Two Sides
- Enclosed Structures with Three Sides
- Completely Enclosed Structures
- Combined Structure
4. How to Build Your Calligraphy Portfolio
- How to Create a Chinese Calligraphy Artwork
- How to Take a Photo for Your Artwork