GLS042 - Origins of Painting: Year of the Dog Calligraphy Lesson

No. GLS042
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The perfect lesson to ring in the Chinese New Year. The lesson includes stroke by stroke instructions for writing the phrase "Happy New Year!" in traditional Chinese. In addition for the Year 2018 being the Year of the Dog according to the lunar calendar, the lesson also teaches you how to write the word for "Dog" in traditional Chinese in three different styles. Finally it evolves the character into a simple Dog Painting. Satisfying, festive and perfect for Chinese New Year.

10 pages of instruction in this lesson.

The lesson begins with an Introduction and materials list and immediate begins to cover the four words that mean "Happy New Year!" in Chinese. Stroke by stroke Instruction for each word is shown, depicting both stroke order and direction. The lesson then covers the word dog with stroke by stroke instruction for both traditional style and running style renditions. This a followed up with an 3 examples of the word for dog in spontaneous running style using three different brushes (Large Flow, Dancing Grass, and BIFF Brush).

Finally, a signature of these Origins of Painting Lessons, there is stroke by stroke instruction for a simple Dog painting evolve from the rendering of the Chinese character for Dog. Simple, satisfying and deeply meaningful!


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