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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press; 1St Edition edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903975190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903975190
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Cheng Yan lives and works in Cardiff, and he has been painting since childhood. He sells his work widely and demonstrates nationwide in exhibitions, fairs and to art societies. Bringing Eastern philosophy and traditional methods into his paintings, he has attracted much publicity and continues to work to commission, producing work that has been reproduced as cards and limited edition prints.

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Very beautiful work and easy instruction.
Suzanne Joyce
I have no doubt the artist is very talented but I much prefer Lian Quan Zhen's books and teaching style - beautiful, easy to follow, informative and very inspiring.
Deborah Bond
I would recommend it to any one beginning Chinese Brush painting.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Keller on October 27, 2006
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I have half a dozen books on Sumi painting and this is my favorite. Mr. Yan is an extremely talented artist and the examples he uses to teach his techniques are just beautiful. He is very thorough in his explaning how to achieve various effects. I found his explanation of the role and significance of the traditional implements and supplies used in Chinese brush painting facinating. In summary, I learned many new things from this book even though I've been taking lessons for a year and read many other books.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kitten chan on May 12, 2007
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This book is probably one of the best for beginners who want to get a full grasp of how to load brushes with multiple colors, do sequential washes (both wet and dry), as well as lists a full set of materials required for the lesson. Some would argue that it doesn't show the full range of Chinese calligraphy styles available, but I'm saying this book was just what I was looking for. It has several very nice projects to choose from, and all of them are beautiful when finished. It focuses mostly on animals and plants, but is thorough none the less. I did have the privlidge of looking at this book in a bookstore first, before buying it online.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Adams on August 8, 2009
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Cheng Yan is a talented Chinese brush painter, offering a text which presents a cross-section of traditional Chinese brush painting techniques.

Please note that traditional Chinese brush painting, the ancestor of Japanese Sumi-e/Sumi painting, is different from Sumi painting, and may present imagery and technique which practitioners of strictly Zen painting may not find as useful as books relating strictly to Japanese styles.

Cheng Yan is a brilliant painter, but I find that his text is more suited to artists who are already very familiar with Chinese painting techniques. This book walks you through several styles of composition, but there is much that is assumed by the author. He expects you to already know many techniques and styles of brush work.

He does show several types of brush strokes in one of the introductory chapters, but if you're looking for a book that will teach you to do Chinese brush painting from the ground up, I would recommend Jane Evans or one of many published in China.

I do use this book frequently as a personal reference book while painting. I am also inspired by his beautiful, xieyi style (freestyle) painting.

I would not recommend this book to absolute beginners, but if you've already mastered the Four Gentlemen, or if you've been doing Chinese brush painting for a while, this is a great book to keep on your shelf. I am giving this book three stars because I feel it has been marketed as a beginner's book, when I would really recommend it as an intermediate book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Bradshaw VINE VOICE on March 23, 2011
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This books offers full color step by step instructions on how to brush paint. This book also lists all the items that are needed and a history of the art and culture. This book is great for beginners and offers many great tips for brush stroking. The pictures that are drawn (for demonstration) are beautiful and illustrated well where new comers to the art can pick up a brush and paint them for themselves! This book also has a section about calligraphy and Chinese characters!! I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to start Brush painting.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Joyce on February 12, 2007
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This is a wonderful book. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn Chinese Brush painting. Very beautiful work and easy instruction. One of my favorite art books.
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