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"Good Practice Brings Perfection"

1. Regard the moisture in your Brush ... not too much, not too little. Neither too wet nor too dry! You'll know!

2. Make a preliminary stroke or two on the paper, either horizontally or vertically!

3. How fast does your stroke travel? That's strictly up to you! Along with moisture control and the degree of pressure you exert on your Brush as well as the 'speed' of your brush stroke, all this may vary a great deal! But, a middle ground is best - neither too fast nor too slow! If too fast you may loose control. Too slow, your stroke may bleed and show hesitation. Don't hesitate. Be bold, but not reckless, neither too fast nor too slow!

4. The width of the stroke may be determined in three ways, as follows:


A. Exert pressure on the tip of a vertical brush or "Center Brush". Note: "Center Brush" is the basis of Chinese art and Calligraphy. Remember.- only one-third of the brush is used, and this limits the width of the stroke.

 

B. Modified Wipe Stroke, using Slant Stroke



C. This is a full Wipe Stroke, using the entire length of your brush. This creates the widest stroke!

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