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Peacock:Chinese Brush Painting by phoenixfyre6967 Peacock:Chinese Brush Painting by phoenixfyre6967
Well, i spent 4 maybe 5 hours on this (which wasn't too bad) but my dog ripped it nearly in half so there's only like 3 inches holding it together. (if you look very carefully, the rip is at the right side and starts at the top)

But good thing in chinese brush painting it's totally repairable (if i don't make another mistake that is...) since in traditional, chinese brush painting, they do this thing with paintings where they sort of paste it to another sheet of paper to strengthen it, and paste that to a sort of cloth, which is kind of like their version of framing, so i'm not too angry or sad.
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UnrehearsedSplendour Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful painting! I love peacocks. :la:
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thank you :)
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CatzillaDK Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Wonderful painting!I love the colors and composition of the piece.
Beautiful details in the feathers!
May I ask what the difference between Chinese painting and traditional painting is? :3
I have never worked with a tecnique so distinct before, so it's very exiting!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Chinese Brush Paintings, or at least the style I work with, uses paints similar to watercolors, and super thin paper, and it takes a lot of control of your brush and water to be able to work with the absorbent paper. It's built to be a fairly fast style, and really meant to give an idea of what something looks like, and really tries to take advantage of negative space. I guess it's like a super early form of abstraction, with more constraints.
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CatzillaDK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Hehe maybe :) It is very interesting non the less :)
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simone4390 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice. The blue colour is beautiful. Did you use ink? or paint? I also have a chinese brush and use it with thin ink. The legs of the bid and the head are very elegant. I think you used a pen here. Is that right? Perhaps it would be nice to use those elegant pen strokes more in the feathers as well.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Thank you :), I use ink and paint, the paint is sort of similar to water colors. And actually, Chinese brush painting is almost always done without pen, I don't think it's even possible considering how thin the paper is.
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pain-is-life Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
This is beautiful, I wish I was able to express myself like that.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Thanks :)
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zDragonGirlz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
amazing!!!!! it is really cool!!! i am actually doing chinese brush painting in art class right now. can you give me some tips?
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thanks! And wow, that's great! Where do you go to school that does Chinese brush painting in art class?

Tips: well, I could give you a whole list, but a lot of it is really getting used to the medium because it is after all pretty different from other things.
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zDragonGirlz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
NY ^^

ya it's kinda hard because this is like the first time i'm doing this. and what i was trying to do is a cherry blossom but the shades are tricky and i cant get the petals right. but your's is amazing ^^
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Oh ok, that's a bit more specific. Well, let's start with the tree trunk itself, I usually do an outline, then use the side of the brush, no water and black ink to get the roughness and then go over it later when it's dry with light gray (ink and water). As for the petals, practice on the side first, mix out a pink with carmine and white, or use carmine by itself, and dip the very tip of your brush with a darker red or pink. Less water is also better for cherry blossoms.
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zDragonGirlz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
but that's the thing we are only allowed to use light wash and india ink ... it's really hard because i cant use color
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Hmm, you could still do the rough side of the brush thing, and just use a light gray (india ink and water) and dip the tip of the brush in darker ink and you'll still get a similar effect
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zDragonGirlz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
ok thanks ^^ i'll try that in school tommorow i really appreciate your help because it's so hard!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Just practice on the side first, this is really the type of thing you just need to get used to. Also, check into the brushes you're using, there are special chinese brush painting brushes you're supposed to use, if you don't have them, softer bristles I suspect are easier
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GreatKing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Amazing, you have excellent control of the different inks.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Thank you :D
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blackbeat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
wow looking good with the peacock! very lingnan style of painting. you should check out zhao shao ang he does simular style
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Thank you :D
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Feagaur Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Fantastic painting. I love the use of colours. What paper did you use for this?
I tend to use wallpaper for practice pieces as it doesnt blotch too much. But use xuan paper for main painting. Though I havent started mounting any yet.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks and yep, xuan paper. (By the way, do you know whether or not it's called rice paper in English?) And NOW I know that it's called mounting, I could never find the word for it :D

I've done some mounting on my own, or at least the first part where it's onto another piece of paper. I mostly get mine done professionally in China though. I think it's like under $10 USD per painting
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Feagaur Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
I think xuan refers to the weave. I use mulberry paper, but know a few colelagues use rice paper. And glad to help with the mounting :
Mostly though I use lining paper (underlay for wallpaper) or just wallpaper. It has just about the right absorbtion.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
oh cool.
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DawnTheLucario Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Beautiful!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
thanks :)
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Sayuki-Kxx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
lovely ! <3
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Thank you :D
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Xiaofeng1989 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Interface Designer
nice~
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
thanks
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fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful!!!!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
thanks :D
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Beauuuuutifuuul! *o*
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JennBredemeier Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I really like this one. I don't know much about Chinese brush painting, but I love the color scheme and softness of the image
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
thanks :D
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xkaradactyl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
this is my favorite piece of yours. the traditional painting style really suits you i think. it's organic and the colors are beautiful. good job!
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bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I always loved the more ancient styles of Chinese drawing/painting and this is perfect ramdition of those ancient works. Lovely with your own touches as I doubt they ever painted peacocks...but then again, what do I know? I never did truly indulge in studying that kind of artwork. But you did very well and I do love this. Too bad though your dog liked it too and tried to eat it..lol. :)
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
They did actually, just not really that often. and thanks :D.
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bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I would agree not often as I have never seen a peacock done in the japanese style before but I am not an expert. And your welcome.
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Actually, this is a chinese style, I think the Japanese stole it from the Chinese, but not sure about that
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Bird-of-Ice Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Oh wow, bravo, bravo this is absolutely gorgeous! I've always wanted to try Chinese brush painting, and always loved to look at works in that style. Forgive me for gushing, but I am absolutely in love with this piece. The deep indigo blue of the peacock's body is mesmerizing in it's flow and variation of shades, and I adore the sense of movement captured in the angle of the bird's head and neck, positioning of the feet and left-ward lean of the tail.

I'm glad your dog didn't do any further damage!
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Lithwood Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Photographer
Hello! This piece has been featured in my journal :D [link]
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Emerald-Depths Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work. You did the strokes very beautifully. I've always loved Asian painting, and this looks fairly close to it. :)
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
thanks :), and it is, i learned traditional chinese brush painting in china a few years ago and i've been practicing on my own ever since
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SugarSugarHyperLolly Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh~ Very pretty! I love peacocks~ and you painted one so well :D Those feathers are gorgeous. :D Sorry your doggeh ripped it :<
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
thanks :D and i'm still waiting till next year to repair it haha
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willustration Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
wonderful!
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phoenixfyre6967 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Thanks :D, and thanks for the fave :)
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sissorelle Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
great work, you are very skilled with a brush!
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