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Ning unveils the easy ways to do bamboo with multiple colors. Success every time!In this new Bamboo lesson, Ning shares his inspired techniques for rendering Bamboo, the floral representative of summer and the ultimate gentleman, in dynamic form and color. Each session begins with Ning painting an entire bamboo composition, moving at his regular pace and thereby demonstrating the dancing rhythm so integral to the spontaneous style.
In part one he carefully goes over equipment, colors, form, and then separate lessons on the leaves, the twigs/branches and two methods for creating the body/trunk.
In part two Ning dives right into composing bamboo, discussing each component in detail. He shows how to put the pieces together in correct relation to each other - starting with the trunk, then moving onto the rings that connect the joints, then the twigs/branches, and finally the foliage.
The composition for each of the subjects in this series is wonderfully bold. As always, Ning delivers step-by-step instruction with his signature charm and wit. This makes these truly dynamic compositions incredibly accessible to any level of artist, from pure beginner to accomplished master.
All lessons offer in-depth discussion and close-up details on every stroke, brush loading and color blending. They include enchanting tales on the background of the subject, valuable footage of the actual flower, and dream journeys to exotic places in China. They are informative, inspiring, entertaining. Most importantly, they will make you rediscover how much fun it is to learn!