The training of brush writing, like any other form of art, starts from the discipline - the copybooks. Regular script used to be the first style to begin with; however, clerical script, from which regular script evolved, has been reasoned for the order since the 19th century. Cursive script is generally lined behind.
There are two methods to make copies - tracing the characters through a sized rice paper or comparing to the model while write by imitation. While the former helps in stroke placement, the latter emphasizes on brushwork. The key to success is finding stroke pattern in a particular model. It may take a beginner more than two year to have a good grip of a certain style. A hundred days effort will not yield result, as an ancient saying goes.Home | Contact | Rice Paper