Calligraphy Alphabet N-Z : Calligraphy With Chinese Brushes
This is a Chinese brush, I mean it’s an American
tool, but it’s based on the Chinese brush. And it has to do with thick and thin the same
way we’re working with, the same way we’re working with thins here. But it’s going to
come in a slightly different way.
With a little bit of pressure I get a fine line, and I can go any which way with it.
And notice please, please notice how I’m holding this thing straight up and down. What this
is referred to as a pen brush. But if I add a little bit more pressure, then I get a thicker
stroke. If I release, then it goes thinner and thinner and thinner. So pressure, release,
pressure release. I’m going to get more ink, more the reason, the way that I get more ink
into it is to squeeze here. And then after a certain amount of time, then you run out
of ink and you have to replace it. This is not archival quality however. But if I put
it on its side, then I’m getting pretty much the same thing that I got with the other guy.