Why I Love Calligraphy

Calligraphy (Chinese) to me is like writing meets pictogram art, meets Lamborghini brush strokes.

My technique

First I look for calligraphy I consider beautiful, divine, and sublime, then I simply use Procreate and iPad and sketch it myself:

A slideshow:

Or another technique— I sketch random characters on iPad and Zen Brush 2:

I don’t care for the characters or meaning

I see the beauty of calligraphy as pictographic. I love the shape, forms, and proportions, as well as the energy and strength, vigor, and dynamism in the brush strokes. The actual meanings don’t interest me much.

The dynamism of the characters akin to car design

The characters feel insanely dynamic, alive, and aerodynamic.