Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Beijing Brush Stall

I was searching for brush images and found this.

Its a image of a stall selling Asian style brushes some where in Beijing.

Arent they beautiful?

If you know anything about this store please share!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Li Shu and Ancient Books

Li Shu was a script that was engraved as well as painted on both paper and strips of wood or bamboo.

Here's proof.

The characters on the upper right is the modern regular script character forms.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Big Brushes Image

Now this is a BIG BRUSH

Fortunately most brushes are more like this ...

If you've ever been in an art supplies store that has Asian brushes and wondered if those extra large ones are just for props no they do get used as the top image proves!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Another Qing BLUE

I tried to get a color effect that shows various colors cos I'm planning a series on Chinese Color  adjectives blue green red etc. Coming soon!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Beautiful LI

Another character using the Deer radical is LI. some scholars claim the top part of the character which is the basis for the modern simplified form shows horns with beads between them. Others say its just the horns. I suspect its horns since the first signs of  deer visiting your fields to help themselves to one's crops for an irate farmer would have been horns towering over wheat or millet?

Yes venison!  beautiful and tasty for a hungry farmer!? Perhaps?

Another thought? I wonder if deer horns were ever used for beads and jewellery?

Enjoy using the character image even if you don't like or agree with my speculations?