Complete Guide to Chinese Brush Painting

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Paint the classic subjects that inspired ancient Chinese masters.

This book introduces the venerable art of painting with ink on rice paper using traditional techniques developed over a thousand years ago. It is ideal for a beginner hoping to practice a large variety of techniques and subjects.

With this practical guide, you will learn to paint:

Towering landscapes
The elegant Four Gentlemen
Plants like bamboo, orchids, plum blossoms, and chrysanthemums
Five animals from the Chinese Zodiac
The basic strokes used in calligraphy
And more!

Known as a "soft martial art," brush painting is as meditative as it is artistic. As you move through the lessons and exercises, you'll gain insight into and appreciation for the symbolism, historical context, techniques, and mindfulness associated with this ancient art form.