Highway to Chinese Painting - Learn the Essential Techniques
Sumi-e teaching and practice book for chinese chicken paintings
Chinese, 36 pages, 8.4 in x 11.4 in / 21.0 cm x 28.5 cm, softcover
Ten Tricks in Chinese Painting is a series of books that teaches the essential techniques of Sumi-e. Each book focuses on a different subject, all of which are common in Chinese art and will serve as a good basis for anyone interested in learning to how to make exquisite Chinese brush paintings.
In Chinese culture, a chicken represents luck because its name, Ji, has the same pronunciation with luck (Ji Xiang). Therefore it is one of the most abundent animals in Chinese art.
Since painting chickens can be hard to master, Ten Tricks in Chinese Painting – Chicken is divided into sections that will help you easily get started :
- General Introduction (which is very short and written in Chinese)
- How to Draw a Rooster
- How to Draw a Hen
- How to Draw a Chick
- How to Draw Several Chickesn Together
- Creative Chicken Paintings
- Examples of Chicken Paintings Representing Lock
- Example Chicken Paintings
Each section focused on drawing certain types of chickens will feature a photo of a chicken and then an analysis of how to draw each part.
While there are not necessarily ten tricks in each book, the most important techniques of brush painting for each subject will be explored indepth. Additionally, all the information is presented in a very colorful and easy to use manner, making the books enjoyable as well as informative. While great for beginners, the books also will serve to help more advanced artists refine their current painting knowledge.