Chinese Lunar Animal Calligraphy - Rat
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Chinese calligraphy is the art of writing Chinese characters with a brush. Calligraphers have to follow strict rules. They have to write each character using the same number of brush strokes, and paint these lines in same order, as every other calligrapher. These rules have been followed for thousands of years. Still, just like with handwriting and drawing, every person's calligraphy looks a little different.
The calligraphy featured in this article was created by Kong Lee. More examples of his work and stories of the Chinese Lunar Animals can be found in the book My Mom Is A Dragon.
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