Traditional & Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting: Using Ink and Water-Soluble Media

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Using step-by-step demonstrations and his own evocative and inspirational pictures, Cheng Yan shows you how to capture the beauty and freshness of this exquisite style of painting.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903975190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903975190
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces

Customer Reviews

This book is just wonderful!

31 people found this helpful.
 on October 27, 2006
By jrobink
I have half a dozen books on Sumi painting and this is my favorite. Mr. Yan is an extremely talented artist and the examples he uses to teach his techniques are just beautiful. He is very thorough in his explaning how to achieve various effects. I found his explanation of the role and significance of the traditional implements and supplies used in Chinese brush painting facinating. In summary, I learned many new things from this book even though I’ve been taking lessons for a year and read many other books.

Really Informative

27 people found this helpful.
 on May 12, 2007
By Kitten chan
This book is probably one of the best for beginners who want to get a full grasp of how to load brushes with multiple colors, do sequential washes (both wet and dry), as well as lists a full set of materials required for the lesson. Some would argue that it doesn’t show the full range of Chinese calligraphy styles available, but I’m saying this book was just what I was looking for. It has several very nice projects to choose from, and all of them are beautiful when finished. It focuses mostly on animals and plants, but is thorough none the less. I did have the privlidge of looking at this book in a bookstore first, before buying it online.

Full color and easy to follow

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 23, 2011
By David Bradshaw
This books offers full color step by step instructions on how to brush paint. This book also lists all the items that are needed and a history of the art and culture. This book is great for beginners and offers many great tips for brush stroking. The pictures that are drawn (for demonstration) are beautiful and illustrated well where new comers to the art can pick up a brush and paint them for themselves! This book also has a section about calligraphy and Chinese characters!! I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to start Brush painting.

Quick shipping and a nice book !

 on August 31, 2016
By Marie
Very nice book, think I will learn a lo once I get started.t Would buy from again!

a wonder addition to your chinese brush painting library

 on June 10, 2013
By dbmoon
excellent easy to follow step-by-step illustrations; ways to convey your thoughts on paper; magnificient photos of the author of this Chinese Brush Stroke book’s own paintings. i was able to follow along and complete many lovely paintings. just loved this book!

A learner’s must have

 on February 16, 2015
By Carleta J
A beautifully illustarted and plainly written book that should be in every brush painting artist’s librray.

Good information and instructions

 on June 3, 2014
By F. Denise Wingrove
This book was great. It gave alot of information and instructions on Chinese painting showed strokes and gave good back ground.

Great book

 on April 8, 2013
By snowbear
Has been a help with lovely paintings to practice with and to learn from. I would recommend it to any one beginning Chinese Brush painting.

Wonderful Book

11 people found this helpful.
 on February 12, 2007
By Suzanne J
This is a wonderful book. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn Chinese Brush painting. Very beautiful work and easy instruction. One of my favorite art books.

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