On March 26, teenagers watched Ai Songlin from Licang District, Qingdao, Shandong Province create a smoked painting.
The smoked painting is a unique way to preserve patterns of paper cutting and embroidery using smoke, as if photocopying the designs. The main patterns of smoked paintings are folktales, plants and animals, architecture, and auspicious symbols.
With a sharp contrast of color, exquisite composition and a rich range of subjects, smoked paintings are distinct for their artistic ingenuity. [Image Credit: Chinanews.com]