Chinese Brush Painting

Chinese Brush Painting

A Beginner's Guide

Book - 2001
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With its flowing lines, graceful contours, and lovely colors, Chinese brush painting has a classical beauty very different from European art. It evocatively captures the fleeting moment, and rarely emphasizes perspective. Beginners can start their journey in this fascinating, precise, and ancient style with this dazzling introduction that presents the appealing tools and equipment, basic techniques (including brush loading and control), and a range of projects that cover time-honored subjects. Take your first strokes, practicing for the correct pressure and speed, and then, in simple steps, recreate:
-- a garden's worth of delicately shaded blossoms
-- fruits, drawn, as is typical in Chinese style, either on the vine or in a carefully placed still life
-- birds on a branch, painted in small groups
-- elegant four-stroke fish
-- animals, often quickly rendered in just a few brushstrokes
-- people and landscapes of mountains and water

Plus: advanced techniques to raise your artto new heights.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 2001
ISBN: 9780806975719
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Millidge, Judith


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