I've been playing with Inkscape again.
In Inkscape you can generate a character by typing Control U plus the Unihan.
I did so with the character CHI aka RED
then I converted the object to paths so I could alter the nodes and shapes.
This needs another tweaking but you can see what I'm aiming for ?
A SVG that can be turned into a jpg or png or other format and look more like brush work. And there are other things you can do once you have the SVG generated. See the next post! and oh if like me you can't afford Illustrator chekc out Inkscape an OPEN SOURCE program.