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Chinese Brush Painting Bible: Over 200 Motifs with Step by Step Illustrated Instructions

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ISBN13: 9781581809527
ISBN10: 1581809522
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7Chinese brush painting appeals to both the watercolor and acrylic painter who wants to try working in a simplistic looser, yet representational style7Contains the most motifs one can find in the Chinese brush painting style, which continues to be popular7Features an easy-to-use lay flat bindingOver 200 different motifs in an easy-to-use encased spiral format make this the perfect resource for Chinese brush painting. Each motif is accompanied by an explanation of its symbolic meaning, a color palette and step-by-step instruction that includes the order, direction and type of brushstroke needed to complete the image. Clear graphic icons provide detailed brush instruction on how much pressure to apply and what part (tip, heel or whole) of the brush to use. The reader will find advice on composing and combining images to create perfectly balanced, harmonious paintings and ideas for using and displaying their finished art.

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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.

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.

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CJ Rider, November 19, 2010 (view all comments by CJ Rider)

This book is not just another pretty cover picture, it is packed full of examples, tips, tricks and terms.
No need to weight down the pages because this book will stay open on its own while you work - a huge plus! Fits neatly into my art bag and is a great reference and learning tool!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781581809527
Publisher:
North Light Books
Subject:
Asian
Author:
Dwight, Jane
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
Spiral
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.02x6.60x.92 in. 1.45 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages North Light Books - English 9781581809527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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