By far, OAS's most enthusiastically requested DVD from our animal series has been the Crane. The Chinese have a symbol for everything, and perhaps it is the Crane's rich symbolic meaning in Chinese culture that is its draw. Their physical beauty is undeniable - the size and the long white neck and torso contrasting with black legs and head, topped with a red crown! Throughout Asia the Crane is a symbol of both happiness and eternal youth, encompassing all the attributes that contribute to those two qualities, including such essences as longevity, good fortune, peace and a soaring spirit. There is also a sense of transcendence associated with the crane. Crane is a majestic bird and a favorite subject in brush painting. Ning offers step by step instructions as to materials, color preparations, brush usage and techniques on four different compositions for capturing the multi-faceted spirit of this noble creature.
For best results, use the following materials, available at OAS. PAPER - Double Shuen BRUSHES - Happy Dot, Large Orchid Bamboo, Flow, Large Flow, Medium Mountain Horse, Large Mountain Horse COLORS - Chinese Yellow,Indigo,Vermillion, Red / Pelikan White [Da Vinci White] / Winsor&Newton Perylene Violet [Purple Madder] / OAS Best Bottle Ink / Glue-It [water soluble glue to make glue water]