Chinese Calligraphy

50 Chinese Characters to Inspire Peace and Calm

Suvana Lin, S.M. Wu illustrated by A.D. Puchalski
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Chinese Calligraphy is an art kit and book that focuses on the stress-relieving properties of calligraphy writing.

Relieve stress and practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy with this step-by-step guide!

Chinese calligraphy is an ancient and revered art form. Chinese characters are based on ideograms - words that contain the meaning of an idea or concept, like calmness or serenity. Through the process of writing and imitating the character, you can learn to enjoy the process and relax your mind and your spirit. By focusing on each individual brushstroke as you practice writing these calming characters, you will learn to clear and quiet your mind to the noise of your daily life.

Chinese Calligraphy shows you how to render more than 300 individual characters for use in arts, crafts and design projects. Each character is accompanied by an explanation of its meaning, and features clear illustrated instructions on the order and direction of strokes. The failsafe way each character is constructed lets beginner calligraphers duplicate what they see. You'll find advice on tools and techniques for graceful application, from the correct way to sit and hold the brush to the rhythm and quality of the line. Including calligraphy pens, ink, and tear out pages, you'll be ready to start making marks right away. With characters as beautifully decorative as they are meaningful, this elegant script can be used to embellish just about anything!

Author bio:

Suvana Lin speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Born in Hong Kong, Suvana began writing Chinese at the age of six, and studying and practicing Chinese calligraphy by the time she was twelve. She moved to the United States as a teenager, and currently resides in Massachusetts with her daughter.S. M. Wu is a freelance editor and publishing consultant. She has edited books in a wide range of themes and categories, including: genre fiction, folklore, light reference, humor, and illustrated fantasy. She currently lives in New York City.A. D. Puchalski is an American illustrator whose work is heavily influenced by European, Middle Eastern, and Eastern culture and folklore. Her artwork, animation, sculpture, and accessory design has appeared in an array of magazines and books including Duplex Planet, Toy Fair, and Modern Doll Artists, as well as a selection of Japanese and Chinese art- and toy-related publications. She is also a contributing illustrator for The Rumpus and the co-publisher of Shock Cinema magazine. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband.For more information on A. D. Puchalski's work, please visit www.angeldevilland.com.

Category: Typography
ISBN: 9781577151302
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Wellfleet
Pub Date: October 2016
Page Extent: 128
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Typography & lettering