An Example of Gong Bi Painting Steps:
1. An outline is drawn using brush calligraphy method on paper or silk with varying ink tones (i.e. light tone for flowers, medium tone for leaves, dark tone for tree branches, stones or rocks) and varying thickness of the brush strokes.
2. Apply a coat of paint as under-painting (building foundation) to create a 3-dimensional effect.
3. After the under-painting is complete, the appropriate paint is applied one or more times until the desired effect is achieved.