Chinese Painting Tutorial - How to Paint Mountains | Ashley Yang Liu | Skillshare

Playback Speed

  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x

Chinese Painting Tutorial - How to Paint Mountains

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. part 1 Choose materials

    • 2. part 2 Outline

    • 3. part 3 Color

    • 4. part 4 Details

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class

A pencil for sketching
Rice paper

I would love to see your questions and constructive feedback!
Follow me on IG and FB: @YangTravelArtLearn how to paint the mountains of an autumn landscape in this Chinese painting tutorial.  I'll show you the 4 easy steps to paint this scene. We will go through step-by-step how to paint the clouds, plants and scenery.

This is a premium class for beginners taught by Ashley Liu.  See more content on my SkillShare and YouTube channel @YangTravelArt

Techniques covered in this class:

中鋒行筆 vertical stroke
側鋒行筆 stroke with the side of the brush
壓筆 press the brush
提筆 lift the brush
掃鋒 sweep the brush

For materials you'll need:

1 mid sized and 1 thin brush
Chinese painting ink in various colors
A pallet for your ink

Gentle Theme (Piano) by PeriTune |


Morning Light by Keys of Moon |
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

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

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.


1. part 1 Choose materials: Hello, beautiful at his in today's cars, we will have to go to into nature to look for our subject. A mountain in this way dio Incheon Coast All say in China have a goal. Today is to learn how to upend the details off mountains. First, prepare a Mito size brush Ah, smaller brush and a pencil the color with your used. It's called Jerusha. It's a color between yellow and right. First revealed draws the outlines of the mountain. Its outline. It's like a square. You can say the mountain has many layers. Layer in amedo and ah, hair. One. Make sure the spaces are different. Then deep the middle size brush. Black ink slant. It's a rush to the right, making yours joke with the last third of the brush. This joke is also a technique in Chinese calligraphy lived and the price the brush to form the mountains. Ship priced sopra sh. When you panzer turn on the left a little bit and you pull downwards, will you draw a layer Ba hands of first There you should've start lower than the first line . This is a good way to make a three dimensional Michiels jokes sinner guns a lung about Penza Mountains. First bike about waas in the front. When you feel like your brush is running out of ink, try pendants lower rather than tripping. Eight. Imoh Inc Also, you can shake the brush after you finish this line you can deep for more ink. Okay, eso earlier should not be aligned with the other layers. Remember to switch between pricing and lifting the brush. If you want to draw a cliff, you can draw our track. Echo draws Muller's quest to form Voters. Uh, make sicker lines for the lower features. Use long and the shots Drugs fall Crackers in the rock keep means a brush dry were makes the rock look more natural. You can't robs a barrage on the paper. Two. Pens are darker parts. Leave our space between stocks, dips, a brush into letting and the sweep the brush over the dries. Jokes. Also pay attention to the space. If you not sure, just a pen allows a mountainside can't Docker Folds are further rock. The color looks with darker when it is white. Then, after it dries, the more you practice, the more you'll understand that. What's our MTA drives? It's time to Penn. Some trees 2. part 2 Outline : starting painting from the left side. First, make us joke to form the men tree truck that pencil shorter and the singer branches give the branches natural appearance. They have to yours, Mullis Brush and the debate in red. Put that as leaves of the tree. Make sure you don't add too much water to your ink pending your start in groups. Now then, we're finished. Does the trees off the left next Penza trees on top at the more rocks and the pens or trees and before make sure the trees off top a smaller than on the left side. The trees can cross each other too way . 3. part 3 Color: impactful, maybe opened who is color using the middle size brush. It's better to use this brush Onley useful because it keeps upending clean. Dip the brush into illa pent yellow on the wife's best. Now's a top at a little more water to the yellow. Leave space off the top. Where's Ah? Trees grew. You can leave nice white space on the rocks. Fraud test Back also uses Yellow Depends Actress Don't swipe the brush to protect the trees . Color used that lift and press the brush off. Now you can use it right pen gate in the white space Sweeped brush. Don't worry about the penny over the yellow part. If you want, you can leave some white space and add a little bit off. Brought in to the right to Penza Alter Mountain. Now you can say Holland's a white paint dries it. Gas lighter Now then the right and the yellowing have dried. We should repent with stalking. If you want to make the pinking more natural with different layers, Repent at least 2 to 3 tens. Sweep the brush to draw voters. Uh, 4. part 4 Details: Okay. Make sure to leave some space when you add a second layer off right whips of brush to draw voters. After you finish the mountain nest that is pent its surroundings. Toe at clouds. Use a middle size brush taping to letting the slants a brush. Pento, we realize for the class. Be careful now to pent over the trees. It's better to not leave spaces, beauterne, trees and the Klaus. Here is a good way to make the right trees more way. Wait makes yellow and green depend the background off the trees. - Now you learn how to pend this outer mountain insists.