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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:00
Learn to Write Chinese Characters
Does anyone else on here write Chinese or am I alone in this?
BTW, this seems to be the best brush pen at the moment for Chinese calligraphy:
Sailor Profit Brush Pen
I have one on it's way to me in the mail now.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 10:57
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:36
I 'm afraid a pencil is enough for you to start it.
but a fountain pen must be better,hehe .
Edited by ngfchen, 03 October 2007 - 03:37.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:44
Brush pens are convenient if you want to write with a brush on the go, but if you're serious about calligraphy, use a "real" brush.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 16:52
The fountain pen requirement seems a bit odd to me, but what do I know about flexy nibs?
Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:56
Regarding using a pencil, yes I know you can write Chinese with anything but in addition to what this book says, my wife (who was born in China) says that her teachers required that she use a fountain pen when she was first learning to write. So I don't know if it's learning to write Chinese or just learning to write anything that a fountain pen is supposed to be best for. (I think I read somewhere that schools in europe might require fountain pens for elementary school or something.) Maybe the friction on the nib gives you a better feel for how you're moving the pen?
Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:59
Edited by Excoriar, 09 October 2007 - 09:04.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 21:21
Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:41
Yes, there is certainly interest here! Please post info!
Posted 10 October 2007 - 14:46
If I'm reading things properly congratulations are in order.
I may also be interested in the brushes.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 21:59
I'll post pics of the brush pens when I get a chance. I have a lot to catch up on today.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 19:19
I know that this is a long delay for replying on this thread, but please indulge me, since I am new to this network.
My interest concerns Italic fountain pens, and since I am writing a new book, I feel like I have quite an opportunity to learn fine penpersonship/calligraphy. I have ordered a Lamy Al-Star from Swishers, with 1.1mm (now back in stock) and 1.5mm Italic nibs. I also ordered a Chinese pen from:
Your Oriental Pen Specialist
This dealer has a huge inventory posted, with many great deals on mint, used Chinese fountain pens, as well as new Hero pens, etc., etc. The dealer urged me to try a calligraphy nib called a "Flip-Up," which he contends is a very smooth writer in a new East/West calligraphy design that works well on both Far East writing and on Western Italics. This design supposedly writes from very fine to broad, quite a feat. I'm looking forward to it; it should only take a couple of weeks to get to me. Even the shipping from China is now reasonable! I want to put in Chinese granite lantern in my newly planted grove of timber bamboo, along trails to a planned Japanese teahouse and an intimate concert pavilion. I sure hope these reasonable shipping rates will be available in about 3 years, for I will want a large container of carved marble and granite for this garden, if I can afford it, for I expect China's prices to rise dramatically, due to the ongoing devaluation of our currency. I must guess that China's government is helping to subsidize shipping, to encourage direct trade with Chinese companies.
Has anyone here tried the Flip-Up nib? I am new to this, waiting for my first real calligraphy pen, and my penpersonship is atrocious. But, I'll attempt to post some examples of this nib's writing. Are there any posted guidelines or examples that would be possible for those of us who are only beginning? What would you folks like to see, what would help you to decide the value of such a nib? Would Oriental ideograms(?) still be of interest to this forum?
I hope that this thread is still alive and kicking!
My very best,
Posted 09 February 2008 - 05:01
...they're not very convincing, in my opinion. Here are some samples of my handwriting with one the the Jinhao X450's I review here.
I suggest, if you want to write Chinese, Kana, or Hangul, that you're better off using a brush pen. If you're really serious about East Asian calligraphy, you should use a normal brush.
By the way, Dr. Grace, any news?
Edited by Renzhe, 09 February 2008 - 20:37.
Posted 09 February 2008 - 15:32
whatever questions...I'm all ears...although my handwriting isn't so beautiful.I do know some knowledge about my language...and my Dad has a great penmanship~
Posted 09 February 2008 - 18:35
My wife's brother-in-law is still trying to find a source for them. Here's a picture of the two kinds I saw. In the middle, for size comparison, is one of the original Danitrio $27 pens.
Edited by Dr.Grace, 09 February 2008 - 18:37.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:12
here are some examples
and check thishttp://ucesp.ws.binghamton.edu/~xli/old/interest/calig/bmzy.html
Edited by losskywalker, 10 February 2008 - 02:17.