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Chinese Painting Sunflower | YangTravelArt

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

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Lessons in This Class

3 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Materials and Sketch Part 1

    • 2. How to paint flowerhead Part 2

    • 3. Petals and leaves Part 3

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About This Class

Learn how to paint sunflowers in this Chinese painting tutorial. I'll show you the easy steps to paint the flowerhead, petals, stem, and leaves.

Anyone from a complete beginner to advanced practitioner of Chinese painting will find this tutorial a useful.  

I would love to see your questions and constructive feedback in the comments section!

Techniques covered in this class:

中鋒行筆 vertical stroke

側鋒行筆 oblique brush

壓筆 press the brush

提筆 lift the brush

掃鋒 sweep the brush

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Music :

a-little-fantasy by Keys of Moon 

Happy and Joyful Children  by Michael Shapman 

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Ashley Yang Liu

Chinese Art Around the World



Ashley Yang Liu 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 worl... See full profile

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