Lichee is a small, golf ball sized, rounded fruit, whose documented cultivation by the Chinese dates back to 1059. As the fruit matures, its thin, yet roughly textured, skin ripens from green to an enticing pinkish red color. Under this red skin is the prize - an almost transluscent white colored fleshy pulp surrounding a large stony pit. A sweet, aromatic, juicy fruit, lichee appears in in many Chinese desserts. If the white fruit is allowed to ripen and dry, it is then considered to be a nut - a lichee nut! Learn how Ning builds this composition layering 'dots' upon 'dots' upon 'dots' of color.
The video lesson details the materials to use for paper, brushes and colors, and, the techniques of brush loading and application. For the best results use the following materials, available at OAS.
PAPER: Double Shuen BRUSHES: Large Orchid Bamboo, Flow, Small Mountain Horse COLORS: Chinese Yellow, Vermillion / Schmincke Cadmium Red Deep / Winsor & Newton Indigo, Alizarin Crimson, Perylene Violet / OAS Best Bottle Ink / Japanese Gold