Unit 86 - Extending Specialist Techniques Theme - CHINESE nEW year (Rooster)


The inspiration come for is about Chinese New Year in 28 January 2017. So for the theme I just to pick out the New Year to working for this unit.

Chinese Traditional Painting:

Chinese Painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Waiting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guohua, meaning 'nation' or 'native painting', as opposed to Western styles of art which become popular in China in the 20the century.

Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year Moodboard

Also call 'Spring Festival', is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese Calendar. Although there are many Chinese celebrate the New Year festival, the main two reasons for the festival, first is to celebrate a year of hard work, have a good rest and relax with family, second is to wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year.

Painting Setting

ink, ink brush and xuan paper(Rice paper)

Ink-stick is use traditionally in several East Asian cultures for calligraphy and brush painting.

Ink brush is used in Chinese calligraphy, also used in Chinese painting and descendant brushing painting styles.

Xuan paper or Shuen paper or rice paper, is a kind of paper originating in ancient China used for writing and painting. Rice paper is renowned for being soft and fine textured suitable for converting the artistic expression of both Chinese calligraphy and painting.


Is a careful realist techniques in Chinese Painting, the opposite of the interpretive and freely expressive style.

The name is from the Chinese gong jin meaning 'tidy' (Meticulous brush craftsmanship). The techniques used highly detail brushstrokes that delimits details very precisely and without independent or expressive variation.

Chinese Gongbi Painting

Ink Wash Painting:

Also known as literati painting is an East Asian type of brush painting of Chinese origin that used black ink - the same as used in East Asian calligraphy, also loosely termed watercolour or brush painting, and known as 'literati painting'. it was one of the "Four Arts" of the Chinese scholar-official class.

Ink Wash Painting

Chinese Calligraphy:

Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of East Asian originated and developed from China.

my piece work

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