109 pages, Chinese/English
Artist Chien Hsing-chien teaches the fundamentals of painting waterfowl in many different styles, including spontaneous, fine-line and boneless. Chien provides sequential instructions and completed compositions for reference.
Subjects include various brushwork techniques, anatomy (head, neck, bone structure, legs, claws and feet, feathers), basic form, postures in flight and resting, outline drawing and color application, background setting, examples of proper and improper composition, the White Egret, Cattle Egret, Gray Heron, Purple Heron, Night Heron, Colored Stork, Japanese Crane, Moor Hen, Charadriidae, Caspian Sand Plover, Crowned Crane, Straw Crane, White-Naped Crane, Little Grey Heron, Malay Bittern, Reef Egret, Japanese Crested Ibis, Green Heron, Black-Winged Stilt, Painted Snipe, Woodcock, Avocet, Water Rail, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Crane, Flamingo, Black-Necked Crane, Sarus Crane, Siberian White Crane and the Brolqa. Text and titles in English/Chinese.