How do you make Japanese Calligraphy paint?
Calligraphy is a traditional art, done in ink. Sumi writing uses paint. To create calligraphy ink, you must first avail yourself of the Four Treasures: the brush, the ink stone, the ink stick, and your choice of rice paper. As warming a pot is so vital for a traditional Tea Ceremony, so the Four Treasures are a preparatory function in the discovery and unfolding of your writing skills. (Making the ink for each use requires you to focus, which translates into a transcription of your very best creative self.)
The process for making ink is basic, and much the same for all sticks and stones, although each writer finds his or her own way that works best. This is the procedure as it is written in one of the more common calligraphy lessons:
Place the ink stone in front of you and pour some water in it. Keep the ink stick upright; hold it with the thumb on one side and the index and middle finger on the other side. Press the ink stick on the ink stone very lightly and start describing circular movements with the stick. After a while the ink becomes blacker and thicker. You can add some water during the grinding if necessary.
You have to grind the ink stick until the ink is thick and deep black. To know when the ink is thick enough take one drop of ink with the stick and put it on the rim of a white saucer. When the ink does not run down the saucer, it is ready for your session of Japanese calligraphy. If the ink is too thick, the writing will not be fluent, because the ink does not flow smoothly from the brush. On the other hand if the ink is too thin, the ink will flow down too fast. Only with practice will you learn to determine the perfect thickness of the ink that you want. The type of paper you use, the style of Japanese calligraphy, your brush, the pressure you make on the paper, and even the weather are factors that should be considered when judging the thickness of your ink. The process is pretty much the same with Sumi painting. You simply grind a water paint stick against your stone instead of ink. (Fineartstore.com has a nice assortments of primary calligraphy and Sumi supplies if you cannot get them in your hometown, or there are some very dedicated shops like Silverdragonstudio.com, artmam.net, Paragon-art.com, and Orientalartsupply.com where you can find some really great items to assist you in developing your own way with the Four Treasures.
Japan are really only famous in the art area in their calligraphy. They paint beautiful Japanese characters in predominantly black paint on scrolls and silk. Although, they do paint a lot of landscapes from their stories. Temples could be considered art, they make a lot of those and inscribe letters and patterns everywhere in them. They also do a lot of sculptures and pottery. :)
Japanese calligraphy is based off of Chinese calligraphy and shares many of the same characters and means. In calligraphy paintings, both focus heavily on landscapes; however, the Japanese style is more graphic, and uses black outlines and has animated/personified qualities to its clouds and water. Chinese calligraphic painting is much more calm and realistic. Overall, they both use similar paintbrushes, physical postures, rice paper, many of the same characters, and the same type of inks.
Chinese calligraphy is prettier, and most of the words in Japanese are from Chinese. Chinese people are smart, they created a wonderful language. love Chinese! ^OMG... Both cultures use the same calligraphy to some extent. The Japanese use a form of calligraphy that's called kanji, or hanja in Korean that uses the same characters as in China...however if you want to get technical they do have their own characters that are more free flowing and…
No, kanji isn't Japanese calligraphy. Kanji is adapted from Chinese characters, and they generally mean the same thing in both languages, but what they're called changes. For example, the Japanese usually use kanji for their numbers, meaning they are the same as in Chinese but whereas Chinese is yi, er, san, si etc. Japanese is ichi, ni, san, shi etc.
No, it is not common to write with brushes/paintbrushes. Japanese calligraphy, an art, is practiced with brushes. Much Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is highly prized and often found on display. Today most of the writing is done using pens, but the original work was done with a brush, and the directions and pressure affected the writing, creating differences to what is often seen today.
A calligraphy brush looks simple, but once the Chinese brush or Japanese brush starts to move its tip, its expression reaches beyond the limits of the paper. The calligraphy brush goes up, goes down, it bends; with more pressure it spreads, with less it regains its shape, and for each movement the calligrapher has to have the calligraphy brush under control and be able to return to a straightened brush tip.
Calligraphy is used with a pen and ink. it is another word for fancy writing. Answer: Calligraphy is a more beautiful form of writing it ads decorative value to documents and signs and is often seen as an art form in itself. In some languages - Chinese, Japanese and Arabic - the beauty of the form of the letters is seen as an enhancement of the beauty of the meaning of the written material.
Calligraphy is a system of aesthetic Chinese writing expressed through a variety of brush movements and compositions of dots and strokes. Largely unintelligible to Westerns, calligraphy is regarded by many Chinese and Japanese as "the supreme art form" higher than painting and sculpture and more able to express lofty thoughts and feelings than words.