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You might not think much about it today but writing isn't just a means of communication, it is also an art form, and the art of calligraphy among East Asian cultures is seen as a valued visual art form that is said to capture more than just the meaning of the written word. Due to the written script of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean being comprised of a combination of glyphs, each written character is made up of a number of strokes that have to be executed in an established order. Furthermore, unlike modern day instruments like the ballpoint pen, the art of calligraphy largely depends on the calligrapher's skill as the appearance of the glyphs can be influenced by flexibility of the hair brush, the thickness of the ink, and the strokes, which enables the calligrapher to express anything from rigid formality to free-spirited nature. These variations gives viewers an insight into the calligrapher's use of force, their delicate touch, and swift strokes in the finished character's form. Check out this quick tutorial for beginners and begin your journey towards becoming skilled at the Japanese art of calligraphy:
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The Art of Calligraphy

Art of CalligraphyPhoto by Xb100 – Freepik.com used under the Creative Commons Licence ©



You might not think much about it today but writing isn’t just a means of communication, it is also an art form, and the art of calligraphy among East Asian cultures is seen as a valued visual art form that is said to capture more than just the meaning of the written word.

Due to the written script of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean being comprised of a combination of glyphs, each written character is made up of a number of strokes that have to be executed in an established order.

Furthermore, unlike modern day instruments like the ballpoint pen, the art of calligraphy largely depends on the calligrapher’s skill as the appearance of the glyphs can be influenced by flexibility of the hair brush, the thickness of the ink, and the strokes, which enables the calligrapher to express anything from rigid formality to free-spirited nature.

These variations gives viewers an insight into the calligrapher’s use of force, their delicate touch, and swift strokes in the finished character’s form.

Check out this quick tutorial for beginners and begin your journey towards becoming skilled at the Japanese art of calligraphy:


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