When it comes to learning brush calligraphy, many people should have heard of the “four treasures of the literary room”, which is the necessary objects for the ancients in our country to practice calligraphy, to the modern age, we still can’t do without this four treasures in learning traditional brush calligraphy, but for beginners in brush calligraphy, in addition to the four treasures of the literary room, what objects to prepare, today I helped you sort it out, there are a total of 9 commonly used objects, for you as a reference, want to learn calligraphy friends, you can see if you are prepared correctly.
The first of the so-called four treasures of the literary room is “pen”, learning brush calligraphy, of course, we must prepare the brush this most basic object, we should pay attention to the large, medium and small of the brush in the choice of brush, different sizes of brushes, for the creation of works, the written words are also different, such as extra-large bucket pens and pens, it is suitable for writing some plaques or large characters.
It can also be divided according to the brush edge, the brush has a long front, a center, a short front, the calligraphy works written by the long front have a smoother line, the works written by the short front are relatively thick, and the works written by the center neutralize the advantages of the long front and the short front brush, so friends who are new to brush calligraphy, it is more recommended to choose a wolf milli center brush, which is more convenient for daily practice and easier to get started.
After talking about the brush, let’s talk about the “ink” in the four treasures of the literary room, the ancients mostly sharpen ink before writing, now write calligraphy more use ink, writing is much simpler and labor-saving, the ink of practicing words and creating works are different, you can choose the ink that your economic conditions can accept according to your own economic situation, practicing brush calligraphy is not something that can be practiced overnight, so ink is also a consumable.
3. Rice paper
China’s traditional brush calligraphy commonly used in the four treasures of the literary room has “pen, ink, paper, ink”, practice calligraphy commonly used is rice paper, rice paper everyone should pay attention when choosing, rice paper is divided into raw Xuan, cooked Xuan, half cooked rice paper, rice paper made of different processes, the effect of writing is also different, beginners are more recommended to choose half-cooked rice paper, more suitable for calligraphy writing and practice.
Fourth, the inkstone
After talking about the first three objects in the four treasures of the literary room, let’s talk about the fourth “inkstone” in the four treasures of the literary room, the inkstone platform is used to hold ink, the ancient people are to use the inkstone to grind the ink, but we now write calligraphy basically with ink, so in the choice of inkstone, we can choose the hot pot inkstone with a lid and sink, so that our ink dries more slowly and will not be unnecessary waste.
The middle part of the hot pot inkstone is used to put ink, the outer circle is used to add water, each time after writing, directly cover with a lid, which can slow down the speed of ink drying and hardening, convenient for us to use next time, for beginners to practice calligraphy every day is still very applicable, do not need to re-add ink every day, not only help us save time, but also help us save ink, will not be wasted.
To practice brush calligraphy, we use a brush dipped in ink to write, so in order to prevent ink from staining the table through the paper, it is recommended that you wear a piece of felt, spread the felt on the table before writing, and then spread it on rice paper to practice writing.
6. Pen shelf
Pen holder is also called pen holder, when we practice calligraphy, the brush is stained with ink, at this time if you put the brush on the table, or on the paper, the ink on the brush will stain the table or rice paper, so we have to prepare a pen holder, when we are tired of writing, take up time not to write, put the brush with ink on the pen holder, give us a place to put the pen.
7. Pen holder
The pen holder is used to hang the brush, we practice calligraphy every day, will clean the used brush, in order to use it conveniently next time, we can hang the brush on the pen holder, so that the next time we write, it is more convenient for us to choose the brush we need, the pen holder is the holder for placing the brush, but also a decorative ornament, you can choose your favorite pen holder according to your preferences.
Paperweights are used to press the paper when we practice calligraphy, to prevent the paper from shaking and shifting, the material of the paperweight is more, the price gap is also relatively large, everyone can choose according to their preferences.
Word post is the template we use to practice word copying, in the choice of word post you can choose according to your own preferences, everyone for different calligraphy fonts have different preferences, so you can choose according to your own preferences, I personally recommend beginners to start with Tang Kai to practice.
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