As you know, my family and I attended the China now! festival and saw a number of artisans from China who create using their hands. We did not see the artist who used the ink tools below as he was taking a break.
We did, however, admire the drawing he was creating with the black ink.
Next to this station was the man responsible for giving colour to the drawings. Using a fine tipped brush, he painted in the drawings that are so synonymous with Chinese culture.
As we watched, he painted in a small section of the drawing with small, fine strokes.
I have seen many pictures like this in the past – many of them photocopies. The copier does not do justice to the textures and tones that this artist was creating.
Do you enjoy looking at Chinese-style paintings?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was written to be a part of Paula’s Thursday Special. Head on over to her to see what other interesting submissions have been made.)
Photos of other Chinese artisans I have shared so far: