Koi fish are treasured in Chinese culture as symbols of good luck and success. Koi is an especially exciting subject matter to paint because of the countless number of color variations that each different fish displays. In this video lesson Ning provides step by step instructions, walking you through three wonderful compositions for capturing the spirit of Koi fish. This lesson will explain the stroke and composition techniques needed and empower you to develop and explore all the different color variations for Koi found in ponds around the world, and, even some color variations of your own invention!
For best results use the following materials, all available at OAS: PAPER - Double Shuen SP [or your favorite paper] BRUSHES - Mountain Horse Fine, Mountain Horse Medium, Flow, Large Flow COLORS - Chinese Yellow, Indigo, Red, Vermillion, Sky Blue; Pelikan White [Da Vinci White]; OAS Best Bottle Ink; Water Soluble Glue [to make glue water].