A smaller dimensioned book that makes for easy traveling (8.25" tall x 5.75" wide). The book provides a concise introduction to studio equipment, seal/signatures and basic methods for painting in fine-line and spontaneous styles.
Artist Annie Chen demonstrates how to render several subjects, using clear sequential instructions, foundation drawings and completed compositions for reference. Subjects include flowers and birds, the four gentleman and landscapes.
A good book for beginners that feels both like an overview introduction as well as provided some very practical lessons in each subject that are both sufficiently deep while still being accessible.