Author: Qu Lei Lei
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2008-05
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.
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.
Author: Sungsook Hong Setto
Release Date: 2017-06-15
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.
Author: Rebecca Yue
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Release Date: 2012-03-01
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.
Author: Stephen Cassettari
Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks
Release Date: 2013-04-01
This beautiful book is a guide to painting bamboo, birds, insects, landscapes and animals using classic Chinese brush painting techniques.All techniques are clearly illustrated with detailed instructions and suitable for people of all ages and artistic abilities to follow.Chinese Brush Painting is an art: both in form and thought. Stephen Cassettari is masterful in how he presents the art and the philosophy behind it in such an easy to read way.There is also an introduction to Chinese calligraphy and Australian flowers to make this a truly modern book on an ancient tradition.
The Art of 123: Chinese Brush Paintings for All Ages is a beautiful counting book made from a collection of Chinese brush paintings by Tasha Bonfanti Balsom. Young people will be delighted in identifying objects and numerals. All ages will enjoy the beauty of the paintings on these pages. The animals are listed by names of animal groups. Many names may surprise you.
Presented in an easy-to-understand way that is perfect for children, Chinese Brush Painting teaches the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. For more than a thousand years, a traditional Chinese style of art—brush painting—has been used to make pictures that are more than just pictures. These are images that harness your imagination, and capture on paper the true spirit of an animal…or a landscape…or a tree. All you need is black paint, white paper, and your best mental focus! Step by step this calligraphy for kids book shows you how fun it can be to paint Chinese characters in the traditional way. Once you learn the basic strokes, you can put them together to create everything from a pine cone to a mountain scene. you will even be able to write some Chinese calligraphy. You'll find that Chinese brush painting will help you learn to center your mind and thoughts. And your masterpieces will be inspiring decoration for your walls, or great gifts for your friends and family. Open this book, pick up your brush and let's get started!
Pauline Cherett, critically acclaimed for her first book on Chinese brush painting, offers a followup for artists who want to learn more. Using dozens of projects and exquisite full-color illustrations, Cherett explains the six canons of Chinese painting; the basic materials (the four treasures); various strokes; composition, including the meticulous and the freestyle; and other interesting effects. Try painting flowers; birds, such as red crowned cranes; fruits and vegetables, animals, figures, landscapes, and more.
Author: Lucy Wang
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Release Date: 2004-09-30
This captivating kit pairs the art of Chinese brush painting with a favorite drawing subject-animals! This convenient, carryall kit contains all the tools and materials beginners need to begin exploring the ancient artistic tradition of Chinese brush painting. Not only will you find instruction on how to effectively use the tools of the trade, you’ll also discover a series of step-by-step lessons you can follow along with to create your own beautiful animal paintings. With the help of Lucy Wang’s step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions and inspiring finished paintings, you will be creating your own Chinese brush masterpieces in no time!
Author: Ming Ren
Release Date: 2009
This richly illustrated book is for artists and people with no prior painting experience who want to learn the art classical Chinese brush painting using traditional materials. It follows the free form or "boneless" painting style of brush painting rather than the meticulous style. Each chapter begins with clear, step-by-step instructions to master the elements. Special sections--Practice Tips, Artistic Touch, Setup Guides, and Color Guides--provide essential information at a glance. Over 250 color illustrations show closeup details, errors to avoid, and full paintings. Photographs show brush handling techniques and examples of each flower subject as it grows in nature. Chinese symbolism and philosophy are integrated into the text. The Troubleshooting Guide at the end addresses problems encountered by painters new to this medium.
Readers are taken step by step through the process of creating 14 bright, eye-catching projects. This kit includes painting papers, watercolors, brushes, a water bowl, inkstick, inkstone, and practice sheets. 86 color illustrations.