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Jul 16

Butterfly Chinese Painting in Japanese Watercolor

chinese painting 中華彩蝶圖譜 (“China Color Butterfly Pictures”) may be obtained from
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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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