Chinese Art Painting

How To : Draw a Chinese cleome - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw three Chinese oxen - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw blue flycatchers - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw romantic crickets - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw a raggedy bird - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw eight lucky sparrows - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw a small cricket - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw two sparrows - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw a bird and ox - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw a sweet pea plant - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw a cricket in a tree - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Draw a wisteria shrub - Chinese brush painting

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Do a Chinese brush painting of bamboo

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Paint a rooster and flowers with Chinese brushes

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Paint a pheasant with Chinese brush strokes

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Paint "Eternity" in Chinese calligraphy

Datong Xu currently teaches Chinese calligraphy and painting in Tucson, AZ. Watch this instructional painting video to paint the symbol of eternity in Chinese calligraphy. The eternity character also means, "flowing water". In Chinese art aesthetics, calligraphy and painting a ...more

How To : Paint Chinese watercolor tree ripened loquats

In Chinese watercolor paiting, static subjects like cherry blossoms and peach trees never go out of fashion because they represent the teeming life and beauty of nature that most Chinese watercolor artists enjoy representing. In this video, you'll get a Chinese watercolor pai ...more

How To : Mount a Chinese painting or Sumi-e ink drawing

This two part video shows you the materials needed to mount a Chinese painting. Chinese brush work leaves finished paintings a bit wrinkled and wavy. You will need a specific mounting brush and all purpose flour to make a mounting paste. Part 1 of 2 - How to Mount a Chinese pa ...more

How To : Mount your Chinese painting or sumi-e ink drawing

Since sumi-e ink paintings or any sort of painting on rice paper warp the surface and create waves, they can be quite complicated to frame. The fragility of the paper is also something to take into consideration, and requires a special technique that won't tear the painting. L ...more

How To : Draw dragonflies in Chinese painting

In this video, we learn how to draw dragonflies in Chinese painting. Start out with rice paper, then soak your medium sized combination hair brush in water. Next, squeeze the moisture and then push the ink out. Now, position the brush so it's comfortable and touches the paper ...more

How To : Paint goldfish in freestyle Chinese painting

The interesting thing about painting in the Chinese watercolor style is that objects, animals, and plants that look pretty simple, such as goldfish and snakes, are actually made up of a complex array of different layers and colors. While forming a realistic goldfish with your ...more

How To : Paint a magnolia in Chinese painting

This video demonstrates how to paint a magnolia in ink and water, Chinese style. Make gray ink by mixing water with the black ink. Squeeze the brush with a piece of tissue and dip it in glue water made of peach sap powder mixed with water. When he begins to paint, half the bru ...more

How To : Paint roses and a butterfly in Chinese painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a roses and butterflies with watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these grac ...more

How To : Draw a panda bear with a Chinese painting brush

This video demonstration feature a young girl painting one of China's national icons: the Panda Bear. The paper she uses is covered in silver flakes, which give the piece a shiny, cartoonish quality. That is one happy looking little bear. Brushes: large wolf hair brush and a ...more

How To : Draw a rooster in Chinese brush painting

draw a rooster India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these majestic roosters.

How To : Paint bamboo in Chinese ink painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint bamboo using sumi-e ink and Chinese rice paper. This fluid method of painting does not allow much room for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. You should go look at some real bamboo to absorb a real sense of the plant. Spirit a ...more

How To : Draw a dragon in Chinese brush painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a dragon with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these majes ...more

How To : Draw an orchid in Sumi-e Chinese brush painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint an orchid with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these beau ...more

How To : Draw a hummingbird in Chinese brush painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a hummingbird with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these ...more

How To : Draw a tabby cat in Chinese brush painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a tabby cat with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these ad ...more

How To : Draw a roaring tiger in Chinese brush painting

Watch this instructional painting video to draw a roaring tiger with India ink and water color on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting thes ...more

How To : Draw a lotus flower in sumi-e Chinese ink painting

Chinese tradition has always honored lotus flowers. Essentially, the lotus flower represents peace, creativity and purity amid adverse surroundings. This is a perfect subject matter for sumi ink painting. Watch this instructional painting video to practice painting lotus flowe ...more

How To : Mount a large Chinese rice paper painting

This video tutorial shows how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting. Rice paper is extremely fragile and prone to tearing, thus requiring a technique sensitive to it's structure. Learn how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting by watching this instructional frami ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Draw Kai Shu Chinese calligraphy sample characters

Kai Shu is the most modern type of Chinese calligraphy. This video demonstrates how to draw some simple, unrelated characters with style, grace, and a brush. It goes on to show some more printed examples of this type of calligraphy. Work slowly, practice, and you can master th ...more

Technology Begets Art : Google Earth Gets Trippy

Enter the warped geography of Clement Valla, a recent R.I.S.D. MFA graduate who fancies himself a sort of Google Earth preservationist. The artist's "Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges" series manipulates the software's alogrithmic mappings as an exploration of human/compute ...more

How To : Draw nine goldfish in free style

In this video, artist Henry Li, shows you how to draw nine goldfish in a free hand, loose style. He demonstrates proper hand placement, and technique in order to achieve a fluid motion to the piece. Nine goldfish is a good omen for Chinese, it suggest best fortune. Watch the m ...more

How To : Easily paint an orchid

In this art tutorial, you will learn how to draw and then paint an orchid. You will need a Chinese paintbrush, a plate for the paint, water and paper. For paint colors, you should make sure you have red, yellow, black, green, blue and purple. First, dip your brush into the wat ...more

News : Cai Guo-Qiang's (Literally) Explosive Art

Attention all WonderHowTo explosive-lovers, here is an artist that just may awe and inspire... China's Cai Guo-Qiang opts for more thrilling materials than traditional paint, clay or plaster, say. Instead, Cai has mastered the art of gunpowder, fireworks and other pyrotechnic ...more

How To : Paint a hot red peony in Chinese watercolors

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a hot red peony with watercolors on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these beautiful p ...more

How To : Paint the "Bird" in Chinese calligraphy

Watch this instructional painting video to paint the "Bird" in Chinese calligraphy with sumi-e ink on rice paper. This is actually a design based on four English letters, spelling b-i-r-d. The original mark was used during the Shang dynasty to mark bronzeware about 4,000 years ...more

How To : Paint a Boston terrier using Chinese brushwork

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a Boston terrier with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting the ...more

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