Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors

Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors

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Features step-by-step mini demonstrations covering everything from brushstrokes to composition. Known for its simplicity and fluidity of line, traditional Chinese watercolor painting captures the essence of natural objects with a profound, unmatched beauty. In this distinctive guide, renowned artist Lian Zhen shows newcomers how to paint in this loose, liberating style through a series of basic demonstrations. Zhen begins by introducing artists to the unique qualities of inks, rice papers and bamboo brushes, and encourages artists to practice basic Chinese brushstrokes and composition principles. Following Zhen's unique blend of classic and modern watercolor methods, artists will learn to paint entire compositions based on classic Chinese watercolor subjects, including flowers, birds and fish. Mini demos ensure artists successfully render every detail, including eyes, scales, feathers, beaks, petals and more.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781581800005
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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