Second kanji character! 永遠（えいえん）の永（えい）「Ei from Eien」
永（えい）from 「eien」means eternity, forever
Here is my 永（えい）. My professor said it looks great, but it would have been better if I wrote it larger. Additionally, the right side should have been written higher for the character to be more balanced. That last stroke was the best one I’ve written so far…
- The dot on top.
- Starting a little to the left you draw left a little, then draw the vertical line down and finish with the hook.
- That little left part is the 45° entrance. A nice pointed brush would be the best when starting the 45° entrance.
- The hook at the bottom is where you’re releasing the power, a release with a ‘swish’.
- Next, would be the part on the left side. Starting from a 45° entrance going to the right, then a slow release. This part is similar to the katakana 「フ」。
- Finally, the last 2 parts. Starting from the small part on the right side with your pointed brush, draw a line towards the vertical line. Make sure you start the line at the same height as the left part of the kanji. This small line does not touch the vertical line.
- This last stroke is the most difficult one. Start the line slightly above the previous small line and draw downwards to the right. At the end of the line, you slowly release the power you put on the brush as you move towards the right, as seen in the picture.