Monthly Archives: October 2016

Not folding on the folds, six more fabric strokes

Despite bringing out a magnifying glass and examining each for distinctive features, I’m still not convinced the whole repertoire of 18 different brush strokes was ever widely used in oriental painting. (I used the word ‘oriental’ there, because my sources … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of Thick and Thin (fabric folds)

By all accounts there are 17 different kinds of strokes to be used when defining folds in the fabric of clothing on figures. And some scholars suggest 18. When I first encountered figure painting as a sub-genre of oriental brush … Continue reading

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