Jul 16

Butterfly Chinese Painting in Japanese Watercolor

chinese painting 中華彩蝶圖譜 (“China Color Butterfly Pictures”) may be obtained from
http://www.bookseed.com/html/sresh/?itype=a&k=%E4%B8%AD%E5%8D%8E%E5%BD%A9%E8%9D%B6%E5%9B%BE%E8%B0%B1&lang=sm (Price in US dollars)

http://search.books.com.tw/exep/prod_search.php?cat=all&key=%A4%A4%B5%D8%B1m%BD%BA%B9%CF%C3%D0 (Price divided by about 35 is US dollars)

Google search: 中华彩蝶图谱 for more bookstores
The author, a Chinese painter and insectologist, has included his Gongbi paintings of 200 different butterflies in this book. According to the book, China has about 1,800 kinds of butterflies, mostly located in the southern provinces, especially in Taiwan.

Bees, butterflies and dragonflies Chinese Painting of the Song Dynasty


Guzheng music: Butterflies in Love with Flowers ( 古箏: 蝶戀花 )

Japanese cake watercolors (Yasutomo Sumi-e watercolor set), sized Xuan paper, and various brushes used in this video:
Asel Art Supply http://www.aselart.com/


Some of the Chinese painting techniques here may be very similar to Chinese Figure Paintings


and Chinese Calligraphy techniques, especially Seal Style and Cursive Styles. Due to time limitation, I did not record the full length of painting procedures. Many finishing touches are not recorded and included here since they are intuitive and self-explanatory.

More about Chinese butterflies and related art and painting:





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  1. artvirtue says:

    Great! Your …
    Great! Your investment works for your art and enjoyment.

  2. TheJmSter says:

    thank god i didn’t …
    thank god i didn’t waste my money

  3. artvirtue says:

    Thanks for nice …
    Thanks for nice comments. The sources of book and watercolor are listed in YouTube More Info.

  4. MsWeifang says:

    I do chinese water …
    I do chinese water color painting. I love your video it is so peaceful. I have a question, where do I go to get the Japanese watercolor set? I am in the U.S. Did you get it in China, Taiwan or Japan? I would really appreciate it if you could tell me where I could get it like the book.


  5. artvirtue says:

    Thank you for …
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences and blog. Have a nice weekend.
    There is a wonderful free Website wwwgongbiDOTnet. I have set the login and password as freepainting and yahoocbp respectively. Please try it an enjoy the unlimited free resources.

  6. marymac62 says:

    thank you so much …
    thank you so much for this WONDERFUL video! I love the book and hope to get it. I study and paint insects and put it on my blog. I’d love for you to have a look,( it won’t let me add a link here.) I learned a bit of Chinese brush painting when I was in college and it always influenced my watercolors. I would like to learn more about the “Gongbi” style so I can incorporate it into my insect studies. Thank you, please email me from my site if you like.

  7. cristobelle56 says:

    Thanks again.  …
    Thanks again.  Regards

  8. artvirtue says:

    You may use flv …
    You may use flv retriever or RealPlayer to download this YouTube video, then convert it to music files.

  9. artvirtue says:

    Thank you. Have a …
    Thank you. Have a nice day.

  10. artvirtue says:

    Thank you. Have a …
    Thank you. Have a nice day.

  11. jackitbcoit says:

    I like the music a …
    I like the music a lot. Is there anyway I can donwload it?

  12. jackitbcoit says:

    Those butterflies …
    Those butterflies ars so beautiful, in painting and pictures. Humans should care the Earth to preserve the beauty from Nature. Thanks for uploading.

  13. naeyo2001 says:

    Very nice music for …
    Very nice music for the painting.

  14. artvirtue says:

    Thank you. I just …
    Thank you. I just added samples of bees, butterflies and dragonflies Chinese painting of the Song Dynasty in more info.
    Though the washes and layers are time-consuming, I enjoy watching and creating beauty on the wings.

  15. cristobelle56 says:

    This is beautiful. …
    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing more diversified topics as promised. Subject matter is small as said, but the work that went in to layer and wash the paint is time-consuming. Rgds