Calligraphy -------- “all streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. humility gives it its power. if you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. if you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Zhang Daqian (張大千, original name Zhang Yuan (張爰) and pseudonym Daqian, was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. 张大千 红荷图 by China Online Museum - Chinese Art Galleries
The Asian calligraphy's brush must be held vertically, inclining neither sideways nor toward one self. To achieve best ergonomics, keep the inside of palm round as if holding a small egg. Keep fingers firm, using fingertips instead of knuckles to hold the brush. Keep the wrist supple, firm, and soft. Level wrist to a more natural and horizontal angle, avoiding strained angles. The technique is called round stroke or upright stroke.