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Newly published titles in the growing "Artist's Handbook" series are written for dedicated amateurs and can also be used and valued by professional artists. Each Artist's Handbook has a sturdy hardcover binding so that it can be taken out to the field for guidance or used in the studio. Hidden spiral bindings keep pages lying flat so that artists can refer to them while working with their materials. Each title supplements textual instruction with 400-to-600 color illustrations showing artwork in various stages of completion. Readers will also find information on artists' tools, techniques, color-mixing, creating special effects, and trouble-shooting to correct errors. This book demonstrates the techniques that must be mastered by students of the exquisite art of Chinese brush painting. All aspects of the art are covered, with emphasis on special materials, and discussion of Chinese graphic style and color composition. Students are also introduced to the special types of paper, brushes, and ink sticks required for Chinese painting. Particular attention is given to depictions of flowers, branches, bamboo, fruits, fish and animals in natural settings, trees, landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and other subjects typical of Chinese paintings.
This beautiful book demonstrates the specialized techniques to be mastered by students of the exquisite art of Chinese brush painting. Self-teching artists and art students will find all aspects of the art covered, with emphasis on the special art materials required, and discussion of Chinese graphic style, typical subjects, and color composition. The Chinese method of painting focuses not only on a subjects visible structures and textures, but also on its inner spirit and essence. Students of the art are shown how Chinese calligraphy has influenced painting style. They are also introduced to the special types of paper, brushes, and ink sticks that are required for Chinese painting. Particular attention is given to depictions of flowers, branches, bamboo, fruits, fish and animals in natural settings, trees, landscapes, mountains, rivers, waterflls, and other subject typically seen in Chinese paintings. Here is a fine introduction for beginners who want to learn the art, as well as a source of inspiration for knowledgeable lovers of Chinese brush painting.
The essential guide to Chinese Brush Painting
Includes practical hints and tips, covering all aspects of this medium, including style, subject, color composition, and materials
Features step-by-step demonstrations of a wide variety of techniques
A perfect introduction for beginners, and a source of inspiration for seasoned lovers of the medium