Saturday, June 10, 2006

Digital macro pencil calligraphy

Edited 11 June 2006: English translation added below.


今天中午手有点痒,就选了几个简单的字练书法。谁知,简简单单的‘那’一个字,写了数百次还不是百分之百的满意。

对,没打错,真的是写了数百次。准确地说,写了一千一百次左右。听了也会吓死人。。。


印上方格的纸有20×30 个格子。


今天写了差不多 20×30×5.5 = 3300 个字了



‘那’字要写得美是超难的。要写得好看是蛮容易的,但如果想再进一步要写得美,那就不容易了。也可能是我用的工具不适合我的要求,应该用的是毛笔,不是铅笔。






我得买支毛笔了。。。




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Feeling a little restless this afternoon, I picked a few simple characters to work on my non-existent calligraphy skills. Little did I know, even a simple character like那 can be hideously difficult to perfect. I wrote it hundreds of times, and I’m still not satisfied.

That’s right, hundreds of times. To be precise, it’s about 1100 times.


Each printed sheet has 20×30 squares.


I wrote approximately 20×30×5.5 = 3300 words today.


This 那 is surprisingly challenging to write beautifully. To write it legibly is easy, but to raise the standard from legible to beautiful, that is not easy. But then, I could be using the wrong tools- I should use a brush, not a pencil.






I should get a brush…




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7 Comments:

Blogger ChinoDevean said...

you're mad.

6:55 am, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous David said...

[The original comment was deleted by Yee Wei, censored and reposted. Too much details about my workplace lah]

Hi Wei,

Thx for the update and the birthday reminder thing.

Nothing much happening here at the moment, but starting a restaurant job on Monday to get some money whilst sending out CVs. Do not really want to do the job, but need the dough.

I'm sure you would have heard abt the *ahem* repeat of the issue *ahem*. Heard supposedly ceremony is soon from TYH, but no news since the day i left KL.

Hows things over there at teh restaurant? Been working regularly and hows the boss? Think i will blog more as i don't have much to do here at the moment. But technical skills on improving the blog is crap. Argh!

Talk soon.

11:59 am, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Chino Devean:
Duh...

12:25 am, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous yvy said...

wow, that was inspiring n totally enlightening. now can someone tell me what this post is abt in the first place??

11:41 am, June 11, 2006  
Anonymous chloe said...

brush?? write something miniscule with a brush?? i think i'll stick to painting my nails. that's about the only brush skills i have.

1:39 pm, June 12, 2006  
Blogger plink said...

It looks like you're getting better with practice. Keep it up! :)

3:13 pm, June 12, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Yvy:
That should be sorted out...

Chloe:
Hehe, if i do brushwork it will not be micro calligraphy.

plink:
:D
Thanks.

4:11 pm, June 12, 2006  

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