Korean calligraphy

Literally just looking at calligraphy paper, brushes, water mats yesterday. Thanks for the timely information. I want to be brave enough to try this.

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Korean calligraphy Hangul By Samuraijohnny (originally posted to Flickr as Korean Calligraphy)  
[CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Korean calligraphy is an art of writing Hangul and Hanja. Unlike Western calligraphy, which is written with a rigid instrument, traditional Korean calligraphy is created with a soft and flexible brush. With the characteristic strokes which change in broadness and speed, on a usually white sheet of paper, its general appearance reminds of other East Asian writings. However, it does have its distinctions.

For one, while Hanja characters have exactly the same radicals, or the graphical components, as do Chinese characters in China, Hangul on the other hand has its own distinct shapes that calligraphers never had to produce before.

And Hangul was where my interest in calligraphy started.

Ever since I’ve learned to scribble Hangul, I’ve been interested in learning more than just the appropriate shape of letters and the stroke order. Typing Hangul

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2 Responses to Korean calligraphy

  1. Cimi says:

    I think I left this reply in some other blog, so I am copying it here for you.
    I like this Korean calligrapher’s story very much. I love when he said he “would like to become a calligrapher who writes Hangeul the way is should be written.”
    I believe anything hand written has the potential of being beautiful. With ink and brush you can learn to press down to start, lift to create a line, and finish the character decisively. Go for it! Like learning to write the English alphabet for the first time, there are pages you can trace that tell you where to first place your writing instrument, the direction of the strokes, and where to end. Tracing is a good way to get a feel for the stroke of a character. Do not be intimidated by the selection of supplies; a brush or two, ink, and paper to start is plenty. I think Hangul characters have the potential of being beautifully hand executed because they originally came from nature. I look forward to a report on some progress 🙂

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