Last year I did a series of videos called Kanji Writing where I showed how to brush 15 basic Kanji characters in Kaisho style. This new series, called Writing Gyōsho, is for intermediate calligraphy students who are skillful in writing Kaisho and want to go to the next level.
Gyōsho is a semi-cursive writing style. It is the most popular style in calligraphy since the Kanji retains most of its original look and feel, but the strokes are more fluid and the writing is faster. This style also gives a little freedom to the artist to manifest his/her own interpretation of the character while staying within the rules of writing.
This video I showed how to brush the Kanji 永 EI which means “eternity”. As I have said before, this is the most important Kanji you can learn since this Kanji contains all the basic strokes that form all Kanji. Pay attention to the way the brush flows from one stroke to the next, always maintaining connection and fluidity between each stroke.