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The Chinese Brush Painting Bible: Over 200 Motifs with Step by Step Illustrated Instructions

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Chinese brush painting uses minimal strokes to describe the essence of a subject and capture its rhythm and grace. This beautiful book contains 200 exquisite motifs to re-create, from flowers and fruits to wildlife and scenery. This book starts with a brief history of Chinese painting styles, followed by a chapter on materials, tools, and basic techniques. The heart of the ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 31st 2011 by Chartwell Books (first published February 1st 2007)
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Sharon Huether
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A beautiful example of Chinese painting styles.
The spiral bound book makes it easy to read and use the examples.
No sketching required; just correct brush strokes,examples given, as well as color suggestions.
There is a directory of Motifs. Something for everyone from animals, birds, fish, insects, vegetables and fruit and flowers.
It's a book that is helpful to beginners to advanced artists.
I would recomment this book to all that want to paint in watercolor.
Morris Nelms
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is what it says it is. A reference book, and a good one. Not the kind of book you read as much as just have at hand.
Steve
I think the best part of this book is the "phrasebook" section which has a one-pager on each of many many flowers, plants, animals and so on.
Sarah
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great, easy introduction to Chinese Brush Painting. Everything is simplified here.
Elizabeth
Jun 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some really good info here, how-to's are great! Beautiful work.
Oksana
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good teacher for chinese painting style
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