1. Centred Stroke
Stroke plays a very important role in Chinese painting. Strokes of different thickness and strength are the artistic expression of brush on paper. In depicting various geographical features like tranquil water- side villages, meandering streams, verdant forests, jagged rocks and steep cliffs, many kinds of cun strokes are created:
Hemp- fibre cun
Axe- chop cun
Here is a chinese painting using cun techniques.
Black rectangles are examples of Bent Ribbon.
Blue circles are examples of hem- fibre cun.