Capture the Essence of Animals Like Never Before

Using Chinese and watercolor techniques and materials, you can create animals with elegance and grace.Let award winning artist Lian Quan Zhen show you how with his clear and basic step by step instructions.

Artists at all levels will benefit from Lian’s deep understanding of both art forms. He guides you through the process by beginning with the basic properties of Chinese materials such as rice paper and ink, and leading to more advanced techniques such as loading a brush with multiple colors. He also teaches watercolor pouring techniques so you can create vibrant animals and beautiful backgrounds.

So much of Chinese painting stems from observation and interpretation of nature. Apply these principles by painting cats, birds, tigers, and many other animals in seventeen step by step demonstrations. Find your inspiration within the animals of this book and breathe the spirit of the East and West into your own art.

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Authored by Lian Quan Zhen and published by North Light Books of Cincinnati Ohio in 2005. Hard cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 286x224x17mm. ISBN 9781581805109.

147pp incl Index. Dj is tanned on front cover. Text in English. Charming Chinese painting. This book shares a wealth of easy-to-follow demonstrations that can be completed using watercolors or traditional materials, outlining concise lessons for painting a variety of animal subjects.