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Chinese Brush Painting Basic Strokes | YangTravelArt

teacher avatar Ashley Yang, Chinese Art Around the World

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Intro of Basic strokes

    • 2. Basic Strokes

    • 3. Exercises

    • 4. Conclusion

    • 5. Basic strokes Part Two

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About This Class

Learn the fundamentals of Chinese painting brush strokes with Ashley Liu from YangTravelArt. This comprehensive class covers an explanation of the basic brush strokes, and how to best use them to produce beautiful art in a Chinese painting style.

Let this serve as your guide and reference to Chinese brush painting basic strokes.

Techniques covered in this class:

Upright Vertical Stroke

Oblique Stroke

Reverse Stroke

Hidden Stroke

Exposed Stroke

Scatter Stroke

Drag Stroke

Rub Stroke

Dot Stroke

Music Credit:

Gentle Theme (Piano) by PeriTune |
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Ashley Yang

Chinese Art Around the World



Ashley Yang is a Chinese artist from Shandong Province, educated in Beijing. She has worked in art education for seven years and studied Chinese art for fifteen years. She graduated from Capital Normal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Education and a Master’s Degree in Chinese Painting. As a student she spent time between her studies working as a private tutor and art teacher for various organizations around Beijing including the Confucius Institute and Middlebury College’s Interactive Languages Program.



When she got involved with the study abroad program CET she made many foreign friends and discovered her true passion: teaching Chinese art to the rest of the world. A... See full profile

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Lift the risk up and a down toe practice firing your pressure. If your paint a long line used the moment your arm as a line is drawn. Excise full rotating lines. The tape toe this excites is to keep using the tape off the brush motor some upward when you pins on left side and the mo eight hours where you pens up right side 4. Conclusion: now, then you know the basics. Jokes off chance brought painting. It's time for you to put them toe practice in addition to the accesses I showed you and the end as the test you check out my class are how to pen bamboo, and it's unnecessary flavor. I have longer and Ammon in taps classes on skill share as well, so make sure to check those out, too. Check darlings in the description for motive tells. Of course, Feel free to ask any questions you have in the Commons below and remember to black and a sub square, so you over in the next class. 5. Basic strokes Part Two: Hello, my beautiful Atis. What as the Three Principles Off Brush moment. 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