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Chinese watercolor techniques : painting animals /

by Zhen, Lian Quan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 127 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 1581805101 (hc : alk. paper) :.Title notes: $28.99 5-2005Other title: Painting animals.Subject(s): Animals in art | Watercolor painting, Chinese -- Technique
List(s) this item appears in: Chinese New Year
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Adult Collection Adult NonFiction 751.422 ZHE Available 39270002636805

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<p> Capture the essence of animals like never before! </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

Includes index.

$28.99 5-2005

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Chinese painting techniques have developed over a 6000-year history into two broad traditions: fine brush painting and free brush painting. Suffusing them both is a distinct, spiritual way of seeing. Since coming to the United States in 1985, Chinese-born artist Lian has developed an international following, winning numerous awards along the way. Chinese calligraphy and painting utilize the same variety of strokes; as Lian notes, Chinese artists do not call their form painting but writing. In teaching the painting of animals, Lian details materials and techniques but emphasizes capturing the essence and spirit of the animals he paints rather than making mere copies. His vibrant colors and sometimes impressionistic portrayals of cranes, cats, frogs, turtles, and tigers combine sublime aspects of Eastern and Western techniques. For a broader look at the painting skills of China and the Far East, see Wang Jia Nan and Cai Xiaoli's Oriental Painting Course. Recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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