Production Documentary

So which much thinking and crying, what I came up with for a documentary idea is the day in the life of a DMA student and why they chose Alfred State. It goes on and shows what is the normal process of being in an art major. From coming up with the process of creating characters, drawing characters, and learning how to improve their art skills.


Shodo Calligraphy

Shodo (Calligraphy)

The history of Japanese calligraphy dates to around the twenty eighth century B.C. Where it’s origin derives from the Chinese where they would write characters on bones. From that point on Shodo becomes widely used though out Japan’s History.

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Even though that these three historic pieces are from completely different time periods. They all have some things in common, like Medicine Buddha and Gakki-Ron use many Kanji characters. These works almost use the same exact process in making these, like the medium used and the symbolism used within the characters. What they would do is use a rectangle piece of paper held down by a paper weight. Then they would use a specific brush called fude which is made of goat fur which then they patiently start drawing their characters in stroke order with the ink they grinded down. There are different types of calligraphy, like the United States, such as script, semi-script, block, and the various forms of characters.

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