Chinese Watercolor Techniques

Chinese Watercolor Techniques

Painting Animals

Book - 2005
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Capture the essence of animals like never before!

Using Chinese and watercolor techniques and materials, you can create animals with elegance and grace. Let award-winning artist Lian Quan Zhan show you how with his clear and basic step-by-step instructions.

Artists at all levels will benefit from Lian's deep understanding of both art forms. He guides you through the process by beginning with the basic properties of Chinese materials such as rice paper and ink, and leading to more advanced techniques such as loading a brush with multiple colors. He also teaches watercolor pouring techniques so you can create vibrant animals and beautiful backgrounds.

So much of Chinese painting stems from observation and interpretation of nature. Apply these principles by painting cats, birds, tigers, and many other animals in seventeen step-by-step demonstrations. Find your inspiration within the animals of this book, and breathe the spirit of the East and West into your own art.

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : North Light Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9781581805109
Characteristics: 127 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm.
Alternative Title: Painting animals


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Jun 05, 2008

Excellent analysis of chinese and watercolour tools and methods. Beautiful use of a very free flowing form.

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