by Sungsook Hong Setto, The Spirit Of The Brush Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Spirit Of The Brush books, 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.
by Mei Ruo, Chinese Brush Painting Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinese Brush Painting books, Try your hands at these historically and culturally important methods, and create some beautiful paintings of your own. Chinese painting is an ancient art that has evolved and become refined over many centuries. Artists brush ink and color pigments onto silk or paper using a variety of techniques, with two main approaches: gongbi a traditional and realistic style based on line drawing, and xieyi style, a freehand method that uses fewer strokes to suggest objects in a less literal way. Painting themes generally fall into three categories: figure, landscaping, and bird-and-flower. Chinese brush painting is mainly presented in lines, shades and white space to express the feelings about nature, social phenomena, and the very essence of the universe. The framework for this expression is often traditional: certain subjects carry cultural connotations that are well-known and imbue the painting with a layer of meaning beyond face value of objects shown. The traditional subjects such as mandarin ducks, butterflies, and the 'Four Gentlemen' (plum blossoms, orchids, bamboos, and chrysanthemum) are examples that contain this rich cultural meaning. Readers will learn first about the tools and materials, then painting techniques. Early pages explore the very basic painting methods and subjects—perfect for beginning painters—but continue to build skills for painting plants and animals of increasing complexity. Chinese Brush Painting illustrates several Chinese brush painting techniques with the use of different tools, brushwork and color mixing. With the step-by-step projects, you can first follow the introductory lessons to learn the necessary skills of brushwork, usage of paper, and characteristics of water, ink and colors; then follow the advanced lessons to learn the compositions and more complicated color applications.
by Stephen Cassettari, Chinese Brush Painting Techniques Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinese Brush Painting Techniques books, Explains te principles of Chinese painting, demonstrates brush strokes, and shows how to paint flowers, plants, birds, and insects
by Caroline Self, Art Of Chinese Brush Painting Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Art Of Chinese Brush Painting books, 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.
by Jane Evans, Chinese Brush Painting Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinese Brush Painting books, "How-to" manual provides all levels of students with detailed methods for painting such simple subjects as bamboo and plum blossoms as well as more ambitious motifs. 150 illustrations, including 82 in full color.
by Fritz van Briessen, Way Of The Brush Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Way Of The Brush books, The Way of the Brush: Painting Techniques of China and Japan examines the technique, style, traditions, and methods of Chinese ink painting and how they were interpreted in Japanese art. Illustrated with over 250 images and packed with instructions, The Way of the Brush covers every aspect of brush painting, from brushstrokes, composition and the painting surface to meaning, perspective and artistic philosophy. Part One is a study of the techniques of Chinese painting and explains the elements, techniques and principles which eventually carried over into Japanese painting. Part Two is devoted to technical challenges and basic problems associated with the art, including the issue of fakes and forgeries of Chinese art in Japan. Also included are three appendices and a full bibliography.
by Cheng Yan, Chinese Brush Painting Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinese Brush Painting books, Cheng Yan captures all the freshness and spontaneity of Chinese brush painting in this beautiful, inspiring guide. Using step-by-step photographs and his own evocative pictures, he teaches all the techniques needed to paint animals, birds, fish and insects. Learn how to create atmosphere in landscapes and transform flowers and plants into wonderful works of art. Yan guides the artist through all the traditional techniques, illustrating how to master composition, inks, paints and traditional brushstrokes. Detail is as important as a spontaneous style; leaves, stems bamboo, feathers, scales and blossom are clearly depicted and Yan also explores texture, blending colours to define shapes and outlines.
by Caroline Self, A Beginner S Guide To Chinese Brush Painting Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Beginner S Guide To Chinese Brush Painting books, A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Brush Painting teaches this ancient Chinese art form in an easy-to-understand way--no prior experience necessary! As one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, Chinese brush painting has been used for thousands of years to create images that harness the imagination, and capture the spirit of a subject--be it an animal, landscape or tree. All you need for this simple, but beautiful, art form is black paint, white paper, and some creativity! An introduction tells you about the history of brush painting, and also gives tips for holding your brush, achieving different shades and collecting your materials. After that, the book takes you step-by-step through more than 35 hands-on painting activities--including basic strokes, putting them together to create an object or scene, and even writing some Chinese calligraphy. You'll find that this activity will help you learn to center your mind and thoughts, and your masterpieces willbe inspiring decorations or great gifts for friends and family. Get started learning this "soft martial art!"