Sumi-e teaching book for chinese art paintings of WomenStyle: Fineline
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.
Ten Tricks in Chinese Painting – Women is a great resource to use when you want to master painting women in your artwork. The book is broken down into six sections to make this as simple as possible:
- General Introduction
- Basic Painting Methods
- Single Woman Paintings
- Two Women Painting Methods
- Example Paintings of Two Women
- Example Women Paintings
In each of the how-to sections, you will be presented with a picture of a woman, and then the book will break down how to paint the figure step-by-step. The last two sections are great resources to study painting structure and color.
While there are not necessarily ten tricks in each book, the most important techniques of brush painting for each subject will be explored in depth. 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.