Today, I was in mood of trying something different when I tried to practice my Chinese calligraphy 書法. I love collecting leaves on my walk,so I have many different types of leaves on my art table. I am fascinated by all different shapes and colors of leaves. I wish I knew all of them by names. Well, I am learning as I go! I am lucky enough to have a book called Eyewitness Handbooks-Tree to help me identify any kind of leaf that I collect or wish to know more about from time to time.
As always, Nature inspires me to create !!
Like I said I was in mood for something different after working on coloring my illustration titled “Reborn with Love“. So, I spent all day getting my hands messy with Chinese brushes and ink in order to practice my calligraphy on the papers. Then, I played around and put my handwritten Chinese calligraphy 書法 onto these leaves. It was my first tryout, and I had so much fun doing it. It brought me joy and peace when I created them.
The top two big leaves are Magnolia leaves that we have around our neighborhood. Magnolia’s leaves were big, so I had more rooms to work on. The surfaces were much easier to apply Chinese ink on. The bottom of three leaves are Spinning Gum if I am not wrong. These were much harder to apply the ink works on the surfaces. Anyway, I was going to sketch them for my Inspired By Nature sketch series,but I ended up putting my handwritten Chinese characters on them instead.
As Fall is around the corner, I am looking forward to collecting all the colorful leaves off the ground on my walk.
This is what’s On Ni’s Table Today- a variety of 和 harmonious/peace in both Chinese Oracle Bone Script and Chinese Bronze Inscription! I have been practicing my Chinese calligraphy書法 skill everyday now. It really calm me down and prepare me for busy schedule ahead. I used to practice writing it in my school years back in Taiwan. At time, it was mainly homework for me,and I did not put much effort into practicing it. However, I am always fond of Chinese calligraphy書法 , Chinese literature 中國文學 and ink and wash painting 水墨畫. It will take years and years of studying and researching to know better of these three areas. Now, I have fallen in love with Chinese calligraphy all over again,and really want to get better at writing it. It will take a lifetime of being persisted to practice daily in order to master this unique art of Chinese treasure. My goal is not becoming a master of this art,rather enjoy the process of practicing and putting my handwritten calligraphy into my arts which I have been doing. Please go and see my Asian Button Girl 01 Faith to see my illustration with my handwritten script. So, here is what’s On Ni’s Table Today.
According to Wikipedia-the free encyclopedia about Chinese calligraphy 書法, there is a general standardization of the various styles of calligraphy in this tradition. Chinese calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related, since they are accomplished using similar tools and techniques. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguish themselves from other cultural arts because they emphasize motion and are charged with dynamic life. There are indeed many Chinese script styles, and each style has its own beauty and way to write it. I am fond of each style,and want to explore more whenever I can. After all, I am so happy to carry this tradition of my culture and combining it with my art. Please click on any word or phrase that you would like to learn on this post as I have linked them to Wikipedia for you to learn more about Chinese calligraphy. Also, click HERE to see various styles of Chinese calligraphy from google search.