Chinese Calligraphy Technique and Learning – How to Load the Brush and how to Position your Fingers on the Brush?

 

A Chinese Brush is not a Pen

The first thing to note about writing Calligraphy is that a Brush is not to be held like a pen. Unlike Western alphabetic writing, Chinese writing requires equally fluid movement in all directions, not just across the page. As such, the Brush should be held perfectly vertical to the page, using all fingers and a relaxed wrist.

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