What kind of paper should I use for this?

On November 29, 2012, in Chinese Art, by admin

I’m making my mom’s Christmas present, which is a family tree in Chinese calligraphy. I have everything but the paper. The problem is, my frame is 16×20 (I think. It was a big size) and wont fit any matting. I don’t want to use rice paper because I can’t find any bigger that 15×12 and it’s too expensive. What kind of paper can I find in a larger size that would look nice? Please and thank you :)

Well, if you’re going to be using a dry medium, like charcoal or oil pastels, to make the calligraphy, a good idea would be to get sketch paper. It comes in many sizes that you can find easily at craft stores, and if the paper is bigger than the size you need, just use a paper cutter to trim it to the right size. Now, if you’re using paint or ink sketch paper could still work, but most craft stores have special art paper made specifically for use with inks and paint, though I’m not so sure about their sizes. Hope this helps :)


I need the answer as soon as possible for my assignment!

Could someone differentiate to me what is western and a chinese painting??

The difference is about the style which is the most important one, and the reason is Chinese Artist are almost very spritual and their painting is mor like their poem ,its light ,no too much colour because they are talking about spirt that should be very light and far from materialism thats why they use water color more than oil color and to honest painting ,colligraphy from them is something enternal and spirtual which is very much opposite of western painting .Western painting could be life style ,landscape ,nature….. there are huge differeances
between them.
Good luck my friend


Hey guys, I want some idea abt a place in/near vastrapur where i can learn chinese martial arts?
Oh yes i noe abt Gajanand Rajput but his dojo, in Chandkheda, is way too far for me. However If he has a dojo around plz let me noe.

Check google or a local search engine.
Good luck


Im pretty sure grapes are like that, maybe strawberries too (please answer if this is true or not) . Are there any others that you could either find in your backyard (in north california) or at a local plants store? It seems like a really interesting experiment

That’s how I start a fig tree. I take a cutting from the tree I want to reproduce and stick it in the ground or potting soil and in the spring it will make roots and will make fruit just like it’s parent. My neighbor grows Mayer Lemons that way. You can do Jade plants by cutting a small branch and putting it in potting soil to make a new plant. My neighbor give me three grape plants he started that way. Many varieties of trees and plants can not be reproduced that way, however. We have been trying to start a Satsuma like that for three years. It has not worked. It does not work on pecan or persimmon trees or on most fruit trees. You can do figs and grapes that way. That I have seen done.


What I mean is the lucky charm that is being worn.
I think i have the wrong spelling. Pi ao’. It is like a foo dog that you can find at Chinese temples.

A piao is a ticket in China, Feijipiao is an aeroplane ticket, other than that have you any other information you could share about the context?

Pixiu or Pi Yao could be what you’re after..a winged lion, a very powerful beast according to feng shui.

..but lets be straight, if you believe in these things then I will not mock you, just hope that you don’t pay what you consider too much for any charms etc.
In addition:
All restaurants in China will have some kind of lucky symbol, ornament. Even a tacky plastic golden waving cat, (really) as they beleive it brings wealth, or luck, or some other desired outcome.
I wear a small jade fish around my neck, (a present from my wife) as she asked me to wear it.
If you feel more comfortable with something like this or a pair of stone lions, (often outside gates to all manner of establishments as guards etc) then get them. But I always thought they go in pairs, female on the left, male on the right, (as you face the gates).
I don’t ‘believe’ in the power but respect those that do.


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I’m going through my grandfather’s old textbooks and old manuscripts who studied art in japan and in china from 1920 to 1960’s. Many of those are instructions on how to draw bamboo, trees, animals, cats and their whiskers, chinese calligraphy, etc. Are they old enough to be in an exhibit or can I throw them away?

Don’t throw them away. Sell them on ebay or at least, donate them to a library or charity thrift shop. Many US libraries have axillary organizations that sell used books and contribute the money to the library.


I have these three watercolor chinese painting and I really need them translated…please if you know how to read chinese please let me know so I can e-mail you the pictures.

thank you its for a speech presentation for tomorrow.

Send it.


in chinese martial arts there is a weapon that the shaolin monks use in demonstrations where they spin this rope dart with a flag on the end of it. There is also a weapon called the flying hammer that is used to hit targets that are far away i think. Are they the same thing?

They are very similar. The rope dart is a light pointed piece of metal. It has bright coloured feathers just below the tip to confuse the eye of someone it is attacking.

The hammer you refer to is usually known as the meteor hammer. It is like a rope dart but a solid ball. It is designed to use its weight to smash rather than to stab.

The techniques used for the 2 are very similar.

Have a look at this for more information: http://youtube.com/watch?v=uhW67MBO8M8


Myself and two lady colleagues are somewhat jaded by our office life – we are professional ladies with good skills in the office world, and are good at rearranging our pens and pencils, but seek a new challenge in a less politically charged yet meaningful environment. We are not afraid of the great outdoors either, and would appreciate your suggestions.

i reckon you should open the worlds largest macadamia nut store.

nothing but nuts as far as the eye could see!

mind you it takes 300psi of pressure to crack a macadamia nut so you may need to get yourself to the gym and start pumping them bisceps!