***Featured*** as "Chinese Culture" in more than 120 countries during Chinese Spring Festival, 2015.

***Over 5,000*** 5-star ratings in App Store China.

Learn and practice Chinese brush calligraphy with your finger in iPad and iPhone.

Live Calligraphy uses the original strokes extracted from the master piece of ancient calligrapher in your practice, so that you can feel yourself like a real master of Chinese calligraphy, and fully enjoy the artistic charm of the art of calligraphy.

LanTing calligraphy scroll is generally considered as the best running script in ancient China, and Live Calligraphy provides over 100 characters of LanTing in current release, wish you like them.

Enjoy Chinese calligraphy~

*Keyword*: Chinese calligraphy, Chinese culture/art, practice Chinese characters






What’s New

Version 4.1

1. New handscroll: Basic Strokes
2. New feature: Gallery

Now, the app contains 6 handscrolls:
- LanTing (兰亭集序)
- Basic Strokes (基本笔画--楷书四大家)
- Timely Clearing After Snowfall (快雪时晴帖)
- Namo Amitābha by HongYi (南无阿弥陀佛--弘一法师)
- Poem of Fragrance (秾芳诗帖)
- Confucius Passed Away (仲尼梦奠帖)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
sssapple ,

To explain

I'm the author. And this comment is to explain to the previous review by (This is a nick-name):
I'm afraid this is NOT the right App you are looking for. This app does NOT intent to teach Chinese calligraphy, not even teach you to write Chinese calligraphy, but help/guide you to write "beautiful" and "elegant" Chinese calligraphy (in mastering the structure of the glyphs only, in current version). And, this App is not KOF in which you can beat a two-year-old after practicing, it intents to lead you on the way to excel yourself (in the art of Chinese calligraphy).

andten ,

Relaxing and meditative

This app won't teach correct form for holding a brush, or the art of creating the right line, but it is EXCELLENT practice to learn the correct order of strokes. It's also a great micro-break at work! I find myself using it throughout the day.
I would love to see improved definitions of the characters and a way to practice groups of words that share a given character.

C0us-c0us ,

Helpful for learning stroke order

I've studied Chinese a bit and thought I'd just poke around a bit to see if there were any good calligraphy apps... This one, with live brush strokes, has taught me that I need to "brush up" on my stroke order! How useful! I'd definitely recommend it to Chinese n00bs like me.


55.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Sheng Zhe
In-App Purchases
  1. Lan Ting $2.99
  2. Timely Clearing After Snowfall $0.99
  3. Namo Amitābha $0.99


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