I read that you are supposed to write using the shoulder muscles. Writing Japanese characters requires more precise stokes than English characters, so is it possible using shoulder muscles?
Attached is a sample of my handwriting in both English and Japanese, using correct and incorrect techniques. I'm not aiming for perfection, only a writing technique that is fast, legible and painless for both languages. Should I persevere with writing from the shoulder, or is just correcting the grip sufficient? My muscles naturally twitch more than average, so I'm not convinced I'll ever be able to write complicated Japanese characters using my shoulder muscles.
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EDIT: Sorry about the large image, it didn't show up in the preview. How can I attach an image without it automatically being displayed?
Edited by Pulsewidth, 21 April 2009 - 19:43.