"May's Painting Cards" - Peacock, Wild Fowl, Eagle 9/12

The cards in this deck of instructional Chinese brush painting cards are all about big birds. Walking and swimming domestic birds such as peacock and fowl, its wild counterparts, heron, crane and eagle. You find both in this deck - technical basic instructions helping with birds but also finalized illustrations for inspirational purposes.


Peacock, Wild Fowl & Eagel - this book teaches you how to paint sumi-e

Style: Sumi-e
Main Content: Pheasant, Heron, White Crane, Mandarin Duck, Wild Duck, Peackock, Eagle
Edition Information: Chinese, 24 individual pages, 11.4 in x 11.4 in / 28.5 cm x 28.5 cm, softcover


May’s Painting Cards are very popular among our clients because they are fun and easy to use. Focusing on a specific object or topic - in this deck the topic are big birds - each deck serves several purposes.

First basic techniques are conveyed which - once mastered - allow later to apply this techniques on other objects (animals) which are not displayed in detail in this book.

On the other hand, you will find a lot of illustrations not of technical step by step instructions but of finalized artworks where it is more important how colors, hues and shades are applied in order to achieve artworks that are realistic and strong.

If you want to acquire the overall skills of painting big birds this is the right book. If you are especially interested in one specific bird we suggest you go for one of the books which are more focused or just contact us so we can help.