Basic Chinese Fish Drawing Steps in Chinese Painting

Animal is a subject of Chinese painting, while fish painting has received great popularity in china during the Chinese spring festival. In traditional Chinese culture, fish is the symbols of fertility and wealth. Fish images are also often to given as wedding gift as fish multiply rapidly and they often swim in pairs.

The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese (鱼,yu) so the fish in the Chinese culture symbolizes wealth. Fish also symbolize harmony, marital happiness and reproduction because they multiply rapidly and sometimes swim in pairs. Chinese legend says people placed messages in the bellies of the fish, and thus the fish has come to symbolize communication with a distant friend or loved one. Fish is an important symbol in the Buddhist religion and are among the auspicious signs on the Footprints of Buddha. The fish on the Buddha footprints signifies freedom from all restrain.

Since Chinese fish painting is a hot seller, one of Artisoo gallery artist has shown the basic painting technique of fish drawing bellow by pictures. If you are a Chinese painting lover, you may have a try to draw a Chinese fish painting following below steps.

Basic Fish Drawing in Chinese Painting

Basic Fish Drawing in Chinese Painting


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