Holding the brush
To paint well, you should, first of all,learn how to hold the brush. The correct method of holding the brush is: keep the fingers firm and the palm relaxed. The thumb presses the brush handle inward and the index finger presses it outward.Hold the fourth and little finger against the middle finger. Thus you will paint fairly flexibly.
Using the brash:
The tip of the brush is where the hair is most pointed. There are six ways of using the brush:
1. Central brush-point technique: The brush handle is perpendicular to the paper. When drawing a line, you should keep the brush tip in the middle of the line.
2. Side technique: In holding the brush, tilt the brush toward the paper. When drawing a line, keep the brush tip on one side of the line.
3. Reversing the direction taken by the brush tip: Move the brush upward or toward the left. Though inconvenient when you paint in this way, your line will show richer variation.
4. Duo technique: This technique in freehand flower painting requires dipping the brush tip in ink or colours, very often one colour after another, so that one stroke can paint both dark and light colours.
5. Applying dots: Horizontal dots, vertical dots, round dots and slanting dots.
6. Turn and twist: Turn the brush tip inward and outward.
- Basic Knowledge of Traditional Chinese P
- Characteristics of the Technique of Trad
- Tools and Materials for Traditional Chin
- Equipment for traditional Chinese painti
- Ink shades
- Holding the brush
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