Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Impressions from China - Finding the 'qi' in me

Took my first Chinese painting class today. It's harder than it looks! My bamboo plants look pretty pathetic...more like a bunch of measly black colored bananas.

The art teacher says we have to use the 'qi' in our body to control the brush - how much pressure one uses while painting & how we hold the brush will determine what the end result will look like.

Hmm...I wonder if George Lucas was inspired by the Chinese concept of 'qi' when he created the Star Wars saga.

I have signed up for a package of 10 classes. Hopefully I will improve.

In the words of Obi-wan Kenobi: Use the Force, aliendoc.


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Ray said...

Those Chinese painting lesson could be usefull...