A learner and an artist wanna be.
birds, Chinese painting
art, drawing, garden, ink, nature, painting, sumi-e, watercolor, watercolour
May 8, 2014 at 13:56
everyday u post something that is different and beautiful and touching. i find i like every one of them. it makes me feel like i am a stalker, liking every post everyday. haha.
May 8, 2014 at 14:13
Haha.. No you are not stalking me by liking my paintings. I am happy and very humble to receive feed back/comments from you all. In fact, they are tremendously helped improve my painting skill. Thank you very much.
To tell you the truth, last night I brought this painting to class and asked my teacher for his comment. (This was before I added those blurry brown color all over the leaves). Because I was not quite happy with the result. So my teacher told me to add those blurry leaves, to make the visible leaves look smaller. I have no idea it will really give dimension to it.
May 8, 2014 at 15:45
the different tones of leaves gives the whole a very 3 dimensional and dreamy aspect. when i first see it i thought u paint the paler leaves first and then overlay it with the darker leaves, but u said you added it later. it is very cleverly done.
May 8, 2014 at 15:53
These are little things we/students can’t get it if not prompted (or at least for me). All drawings/paintings start with 2D but as they progress, painter adds shadow, dimension to make them more acceptable to the viewers eyes.
But in Chinese brush painting, there is a uniqueness to it. When we load the ink on the brush, we load lighter color first and at the tip of the brush add darker color. So one stroke of that brush will create the dimension to the painting. This is what attracted me to Chinese painting in the 1st place.
May 8, 2014 at 16:02
ooooh, you are giving secrets away.haha. interesting that using just single brush strokes done by a skilful master can create all this 3dimensional effects. i can see the fascination of it.
May 8, 2014 at 16:04
Indeed. But to many of my western classmates, it is freaking thing. Haha..
May 10, 2014 at 04:40
This painting is a gem. The birds are the highlight for me in this painting. If I close my eyes and listen, I can hear them singing.
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