Bamboo, one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese brush painting and Sumi-e. It symbolizes virtue and is know to be strong but flexible. It's one of the most practiced subject in brush painting and some even spend a lifetime to master. Ning Yeh simplifies the bamboo structure of trunk, rings/nodes, twigs and uses three different composition to illustrate the different formation and cluster of leaves with a "Newborn Bamboo" study, a "Windy Bamboo" study and a "Rainy Bamboo" study. Watch, study and quickly produce three different compositions in this short study!
Material suggestions: Brushes: Biff, Small Orchid Bamboo, Happy Dot and Small Mountain Horse; Colors: Chinese Yellow, Vermillion and Winsor & Newton Indigo and OAS Best Bottle Ink; Paper: Double Shuen.