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Tao of Sketching: The Complete Guide to Chinese Sketching Techniques

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Award-winning artist Qu Lei Lei offers an inspirational view of art from the Chinese perspective. Instead of looking at the sketch as an end in itself, he focuses on the work as personal fulfillment for the artist and as a valued meditation. All the essential techniques are here—from choosing and using materials to mixing the ink to mastering brushstrokes. With the natural ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 28th 2006 by Sterling
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, hobbies, art, 2015
The library fairies led me to this book, and I am glad that they did.

While I enjoy creating art using a variety of mediums (media), including a few favourites, for me this was a newish way of looking at the creation of art. I say newish because I have no background in Tao or in Chinese sketching, though through the book I realized that I had intuitively using some Tao principles already in my art (e.g. I switched from photography to painting in order to capture the spirit as well as the form of
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