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Paint me a butterfly! :) [Nov. 27th, 2005|06:59 pm]
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Indian-miniature painters of the Kangra school used brushes so fine that they were sometimes made of a single hair. A painter of Indian miniatures would often apprentice for ten years before he was allowed to pick up a brush. The colors used by this school of artists were made of such strange substances as crushed beetles, ground laps lazuli and blood.

[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2005-11-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
What do you suppose the apprentices did for ten years? And how long would it take them to actually learn how to paint after they were allowed a brush?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-29 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's a good question. Maybe they got to practice brush strokes? And mixing up the ingredients to make each color perfect?

And aaaages. Has to be.
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