Sumi-e teaching and practice book for chinese horse paintingsStyle: Sumi-e
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.
The horse is one of the most celebrated animals in China for its combination of elegance and power. Ten Tricks in Chinese Painting – Horse is broken into four sections to help you learn to paint these majestic creatures: - General Introduction - How to Draw a Horse - How to Draw Combinations of Horses - Example Horse Paintings
In the middle two sections, the book presents a picture of a horse and then diagrams the horse to better illustrate how to paint horses’ movements. It also looks at different drawing methods to employ to capture different types of movement.
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.