The Chinese Brush Painting Bible

The Chinese Brush Painting Bible : Over 200 Motifs with Step-By-Step Illustrated Instructions

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Chinese brush painting uses minimal strokes to describe the essence of a subject and capture its rhythm and grace. This beautiful book contains 200 exquisite motifs to re-create, from flowers and fruits to wildlife and scenery. This book starts with a brief history of Chinese painting styles, followed by a chapter on materials, tools, and basic techniques. The heart of the book is a directory of 200 motifs, starting with the "Four Gentlemen"?"the bamboo, orchid, plum, blossom and crysanthemum. Chinese painting courses usually begin with the Four Gentlemen because the wide range of strokes required to paint each of them provides a catalog of strokes that can then be used to paint any other subject.The Chinese Brush Painting Bible is especially designed for artists of all levels, beginner to advanced, who are looking to hone their skills in a specific style of artwork. The books are 6.5in x 8in, hardcover with an internal spiral binding so they lay open flat as readers follow the steps on their own canvas. This book is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of colorful pieces of artwork, photographs, and helpful diagrams. Step-by-step instructions help guide artists through the learning more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 157.48 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Chartwell Books
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 0785828664
  • 9780785828662
  • 40,932

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It is a great book! It just arrived, and i could not take my eyes off it)) Everything is explained, what brushes u should buy, what kind of paper, watercolor or ink. The explanations are thorough, but short (so you don't get annoyed). In the motifs section, there are all kinds of flowers, animals, insects, fruits, people etc. It has everything to help you start! There are directions for each drawing, in what direction you should move your brush, what kind of brush u should use. About the format of that edition. It's a hardback with a spiral bound. It's not large, but pretty thick. I love it!show more
by Anna
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