The Chinese Brush Painting Bible

Over 200 Motifs with Step by Step Illustrated Instructions

Author: Jane Dwight

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785828662

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9771

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"â??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 process.

The Chinese Brush Painting Bible

Over 200 Motifs with Step-By-Step Illustrated Instructions

Author: Jane Dwight

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581809527

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3745

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. Each motif includes an explanation of its symbolic meaning, a palette of colors, and step-by-step instruction in the order, direction, and type of brushstrokes. An introductory section explains all the tools, materials, and techniques required, from choosing brushes and paper to achieving perfect color mixtures and the correct consistency of ink. Includes advice on composing and combining images to create perfectly balanced, harmonious paintings, and ideas for using and displaying your finished art.

Chinese Brush Painting

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Pauline Cherrett

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806955094

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5739


Chinese Brush Painting Step by Step

Author: Kwan Jung

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9781581802078

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3641

A guide to Chinese brush painting provides twelve projects that use a range of Chinese inks, brushes, and papers.

Chinese Brush Painting

A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques

Author: Jane Evans

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136833

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5317

"How-to" manual provides all levels of students with detailed methods for painting such simple subjects as bamboo and plum blossoms as well as more ambitious motifs. 150 illustrations, including 82 in full color.

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting

Author: Maggie Cross

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847972897

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 2896

Introduces the materials, principles, and techniques of Chinese brush painting and includes step-by-step demonstrations.

The Spirit of the Brush

Chinese Brush Painting Techniques: Simplicity, Spirit, and Personal Journey

Author: Sungsook Hong Setton

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631594168

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2281

Chinese ink painting is one of the oldest continually practiced art forms in the world. It first appeared in China in the fifth century, and soon traveled to Korea and then to Japan. As old and deeply rooted in East Asian aesthetics and meditation as it is, ink painting is credited with influencing the development of Western modern art. Its minimalist approach to painting continues to have enormous appeal. Artist and teacher Sungsook Setton, who learned the techniques with Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea, brings new excitement to this age-old art. While teaching the traditional disciplines for holding and using the brush, she shows students how to turn the techniques and inner meditation toward interpreting their own world: city views, music, and the essence of contemporary life.

The Simple Art of Chinese Brush Painting

Create Your Own Oriental Flowers, Plants, and Birds for Joy and Harmony

Author: Qu Lei Lei

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402753916

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 691

An inspirational art course in a magnificently illustrated art book. Paint beautiful works of art using the special brush-and-ink techniques cultivated for centuries by Chinese artists—techniques that allowed them to represent the structure and spirit of any subject. Every image provides inspiration, background information enlightens you on how the style developed, and practical guidance helps beginners select brushes, paper, ink, and other supplies. Master the skills of both the Literati (freehand) and Meticulous (more formal) styles, and see how to create each of the classic and meaningful Four Gentlemen —the blossom, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum—as well as a range of elegant birds. More than 15 exquisite projects include a flower-and-bird parchment fan, bamboo greeting cards, lantern with a nightingale in peach blossom, and decorative kite with gold-fish design. The lush paintings and the delicate yet instructional art techniques will soon have you creating stunning Chinese brush paintings of your own.

Japanese Ink Painting

The Art of Sumi-e

Author: Naomi Okamoto

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806908335

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 4446

A guide to Japanese ink painting provides information on techniques and materials needed, along with step-by-step exercises.

Chinese Brush Painting

A Complete Painting Kit for Beginners

Author: Rebecca Yue,Helen Tse

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582680

Category: Art

Page: 40

View: 7069

Full of gorgeous brushwork, easy-to-follow instruction, and exciting art materials, this complete kit is the perfect introduction to the ancient art of Chinese brush painting. After an introduction to the philosophy behind painting with Chinese brushstrokes and techniqes for holding and guiding the brush, aspiring artists are guided through step-by-step painting projects. Several accomplished artists show their process of painting subjects ranging from traditional bamboo and animals to a landscape and figure. And this kit contains everything needed to complete all the projects in the 32-page lesson book. The hardcover case includes a 40-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish translation, watercolor paints, Chinese paintbrushes, ink stick, ink stone, palette, and watercolor paper.

Chinese Brush Painting--workstation

Author: Rod Holt,I-Ching (Artist)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843137538

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 3194

An introduction to a six-thousand-year-old art includes four ink palettes, two special brushes, an inkstone and ink, a spoon and mixing dish, Chinese painting paper, and step-by-step instructions to basic styles, symbols, and brush techniques.

Chinese Brush Painting

A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Zhou Guohua

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602200340

Category: Art

Page: 180

View: 1484

Chinese painting is an ancient art exhibited on silk or paper using brushwork with water, ink and color pigments. The two main classical techniques are gongbi and freehand style. Landscaping, flowers, birds and human figures are the common themes. Chinese painting is mainly presented in lines, shades and white space to express the feelings towards nature and social phenomena. The traditional subjects such as mandarin ducks, butterflies, and the Four Gentlemen (plum blossoms, orchids, bamboos, and chrysanthemum) contain rich cultural meaning. This book illustrates several Chinese brush painting techniques with the use of different tools, brushwork and color mixing. With the step-by-step projects, you can first follow the introductory lessons to learn the necessary skills of brushwork, usage of paper, and characteristics of water, ink and colors; then follow the advanced lessons to learn the compositions and more complicated color applications.

The Ch'i of the Brush

Capturing the Spirit of Nature with Chinese Brush Painting Techniques

Author: Nan Rae

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615273365

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 9976

Begin your voyage into this ancient style of watercolor painting with this georgeous introduction. Learn everything you need to know, from the essential materials and techniques to mounting a completed painting. A selection of classic motifs, freom enchanting flowers to captivating creatures, is accompanied by informative and inspirational textt that guides you through the creative process. With this unique and accesible approach, anyone can experience The Ch'i of the Brush.


The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Painting

Author: Mei Ruo

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602201101

Category: Art

Page: 68

View: 1557

Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.

The Complete Chinese Brush Painting Set

Techniques, Tools, and Projects for Mastering Chinese Brush Painting

Author: Jane Dwight,Charlene Dobson,Jeremy Thomas

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762104772

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 7690

A comprehensive guide for beginners introduces basic techniques with a range of step-by-step projects, in a manual complemented by a starter set that includes a brush and paints.

Chinese Brush Painting


Author: Joan Lok

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9781438004372

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7902

This book gives artists the opportunity to explore a range of flowers beyond the traditional symbolic blooms common in Chinese brush-painting. Award-winning artist Joan Lok offers techniques for painting any flower in the garden, from the sunflower to the rose with skill and confidence.

Art of Chinese Brush Painting

Ink, Paper, Inspiration

Author: Caroline Self,Susan Self

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462905811

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 5826

The Art of Chinese Brush Painting is an excellent way for newcomers to experience this ancient Chinese art form. The book introduces traditional Chinese ink painting techniques developed over a thousand years ago. In 35 simple and intermediate lessons, readers will learn to paint towering landscapes; the elegant Four Generals: bamboo, orchid, plum blossom and chrysanthemum; rugged, steadfast pine; animals from the Chinese Zodiac; and basic strokes used in Chinese calligraphy. To better understand "the soft martial art," the book includes an introduction to the Chinese ink painting tradition and detailed discussion of brushes, paper and other tools and accessories. The lessons are instructive for artists at any level of expertise but are directed to the dedicated beginner.

Traditional & Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting

Using Ink and Water Soluble Media

Author: Cheng Yan

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781903975190

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 5025

Using step-by-step demonstrations and his own evocative and inspirational pictures, Cheng Yan shows you how to capture the beauty and freshness of this exquisite style of painting. With enthusiasm and energy, he guides the artist through all the traditional techniques, illustrating how to create atmosphere and light in landscapes, focusing on trees, water, mountains, sky and clouds. He shows how to capture liveliness and movement in animals, birds, fish and insects, and he transforms flowers and plants into beautiful works of art skilfully showing how to master composition, inks, paints and traditional brushstrokes. Detail is as important as a spontaneous style; leaves, stems bamboo, feathers, scales and blossom are clearly depicted and Yan also explores texture, blending colours to define shapes and outlines. This invaluable guide captures the essence of Chinese painting, bringing together the fun of learning, the joy of creativity and the delight of discovery.