With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush is the perfect resource for beginning artists.
Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started creating Chinese brush paintings. From choosing brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Special Subjects: Beginning Chinese Brush is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists learn how to use this traditional medium. Artist Monika Cilmi guides readers through an exploration of a variety of step-by-step Chinese brush paintings, covering basic concepts and techniques, such as different brushstrokes, as well as how to blend traditional methods with your own personal style. Building on these introductory techniques, artists can practice their craft with projects that cover a variety of subjects, including birds, flowers, and traditional landscapes.
Monika Cilmi has a post-graduate certificate in Korean and Japanese art and an MA in fine art. She has exhibited her work internationally, and she works as both an artist and a tutor. She is passionate about both Korean and Japanese art, and she is guided by the relationship between nature and gesture.