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Amazing Chinese Water Artist

At the beginning I thought to myself ‘maybe I can do this’, then I realised, no, no I cannot. But admit it, you tried it from the watermark of a cup. This type of art actually has a name called Ebru. Ebru is a traditional Islamic and Turkish painting art, and can be defined as painting on water and transferring this painting onto paper. This style is also called marbling. A gum called tragacanth is added to the water to yield a thickened liquid, and horse hair brushes are used to apply paints which are insoluble in water.