Chinese Brush Painting Step by Step

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9781581802078: Chinese Brush Painting Step by Step

Sumi-E, or Chinese brush painting, is admired and emulated by artists the world over. This beautiful and inspiring book shows painters of all interests and skill levels how to achieve the fluid, spontaneous style of this unique art form.Through 12 step-by-step projects, readers will learn how to paint a range of popular subjects using traditional Chinese inks, brushes and papers. Projects gradually increase in difficulty, and feature such subjects as swallows, bamboo, wild orchids, plum blossoms, pandas, horses, peonies and more.An introductory chapter explains the traditional materials used with this style of painting, its subjects and its composition. There is also an indepth section on technique that covers everything from holding brushes to mastering brush strokes.

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Jung's introductory book on Chinese brush painting is dependent on full-color illustrations. Starting with a metric conversion chart and boasting copious illustrations, the instructions first demonstrate the finer points of brush selection and grip, then progress to mastering the elements of brushwork in a series of exercises that focuses on balance, concentration, dispersion, and the use of value to create perspective. Consistent with the Asian devotion to nature-themed subjects, Jung's examples include depictions of prawns, swallows, bamboo, and wild orchids that help novices vary wet and dry brush technique for contrast and use black ink with color for special delineation. Whitney Scott
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