I am taking Mandarin Chinese in college, and I was hoping for some recommendations on how I should start learning calligraphy. I have been looking online, and all I can find are really cheap and horrible sets. I don’t need anything like an East-Asian master would use, but I don’t want to buy something that will last less than a few years. I’m also hoping someone can inform me on a bit of the process of everything (carving a seal, brush and paper preparation, ink preparation, etc). Thanks!
Read Calligraphy Books
The beginners should read different books on Chinese characters. The market is flooded with large number of English language books available on the subject. Going through different types of literature on Chinese calligraphy can help you in the long run to master the art.
Make Use of Technology
Today’s learner can make use of modern technology to learn Chinese language. These modern devices will help you to draw and write with the same ease and familiarity that a pen or brush offers. Apple iPads and other tablets have introduced top class applications that make practicing Chinese characters on your machine very easy. So, make sure you make maximum use of technology to master the art of Chinese language symbols.
Join a Calligraphy Club
Learning with others can help you immensely to master the complex art of Chinese language symbols. The best idea is to join a calligraphy club which will meet the needs of calligraphers at all skill and experience levels. Chinese Sphere is one such online portal were you will find solutions to your questions regarding Chinese Calligraphy.
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