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Chinese Islamic Calligraphy

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Every year, during Ramadan (the Islamic period of fasting), there will be a huge bazaar (Pasar Ramadan) set up around the Geylang Serai area, around Paya Lebar MRT station. I’m told that this year is the largest bazaar ever. In the huge tent just in front of the SingPost building (there are several huge tents all over the area), I …

Merry Christmas Everybody!

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Merry Christmas! Here’s a painting I did today. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light From now on, our troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. …

Star Wars Chinese Brush Painting

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I saw a t-shirt design by Sebastien Ducourtieux on Threadless t-shirts (link here). The design is that of a storm trooper, but done in a Chinese/Japanese brush painting style. I’d thought I’d give it a try. Looks simple enough to paint using a calligraphy brush. So here it is: (Credit: Original design by Sebastien Ducourtieux http://www.threadless.com/profile/1418460)

Bamboo on a Full Moon

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The holidays is a great time to practice art. Recently, I borrowed 3 books on calligraphy painting from the library. Got the idea to paint this a picture in one of the books. It’s far from an exact replica. The original picture is far more complicated (and the moon is perfectly round compared to this =P ). Thus far, the …

Bamboo (竹)

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Here’s another attempt at painting with a Chinese calligraphy brush. I had to buy a brand new brush dedicated for painting because the previous attempt almost destroyed my writing brush. It’s amazing what books you can find at the Architecture section of the University’s library. I was able to paint this thanks to a very useful book. The book is …

National Day Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition 2011

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My calligraphy teacher invited me to this exhibition today at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Cultural Centre. It was simply amazing. Today was the opening ceremony and so all the Chinese calligraphers and painters who contributed their works to the exhibit, and their friends were all present. To stand in the midst of the various Singaporean masters in calligraphy and painting …

Chinese Calligraphy Apron!

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A few days ago, I bought a blank apron from Ikea. Yesterday, I got a bottle of white fabric paint. Today, I decided to combine my love for cooking with my love for everything Chinese. How? By doing calligraphy on the apron itself! Here’s how it looks! Side View I originally intended to write out a passage from the Doctrine …