Once upon a time, there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and liked drawing so much that he drew pictures everywhere. One night, he dreamed that an old man gave him a magic paintbrush and asked him to use it to help poor people. When he woke up, he found the magic paintbrush on his desk. From that day on, he used the paintbrush whenever poor people needed help. When he saw that people had no water to use in the fields, he drew a river and the river came to life.
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Once upon a time, there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and liked drawing so much that he drew pictures everywhere. One night, he dreamed that an old man gave him a magic paintbrush and asked him to use it to help poor people. When he woke up, he found the magic paintbrush on his desk.
From that day on, he used the paintbrush whenever poor people needed help. When he saw that people had no water to use in the fields, he drew a river and the river came to life. People could bring water from the river to the field to help their crops grow. When he saw the hard working farmers struggling to feed their families, he drew more food for them to eat. Soon, many people knew about the magic paintbrush and were very grateful to Ma Liang.
But in the village, there lived a rich man who was mean and decided to steal the paintbrush from the young man so that he could use it to become even richer. So he sent his servants to Ma Liang's home to steal the magic paintbrush. Once he had the paintbrush, he felt very happy and he invited his friends to come to his home so that he could show them his new possession. He drew a lot of pictures, but none of them would come to life for him. He was very angry that the paintbrush would not work for him so he sent for Ma Liang.
He said to the young man, "If you draw some pictures for me and bring them to life, I will set you free. The rich man was angry and said," Why did you draw a sea?
I want a golden mountain. Draw it quickly! The young man smiled quietly and drew a big ship. The rich man jumped into the ship and set off to find the gold but when the ship sailed to the middle of the sea, Ma Liang drew a large wave which destroyed the ship and the rich man was never seen in the village again. After that, the young man lived with his family happily and used the magic paintbrush to help the poor people as the old man had asked him to do and the magic paintbrush was known and loved by everyone.
The Magic Paintbrush. He said to the bad man, "What would you like me to draw? I will go there to gather gold. The rich man said, "Draw a big ship quickly. I want to go there to gather gold. Enjoyed this story? Find out more here. Sign up for a free account Access stories in over 30 languages. Explore more stories from lots of countries and cultures.
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Liang and the Magic Paintbrush
When a poor boy in China receives a magical paintbrush, everything he paints turns to life. But the wicked emperor wants to capture the boy when he hears the news. The story will excite readers as the ruler gets his just reward when the boy creates a masterpiece that spells his doom. This is about Liang a boy who wanted to draw. He gets his wish with a magic paintbrush that brings things to life. He does good things with his art until the emperor hears and tries to use the brush
The Magic Paintbrush
I don't know the "history" of this story, if it's a legend or something Demi made up, it feels like it's a bit of both. The art complements the story very well, and though the color scheme feels a little dated very 's , it still works in the story. Content notes: No language or sensuality issues. Several people die by drowning because they get in over their heads with the magic which is what gives this the classic fairy tale feel; Grimms and co. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
A Magic Paint Brush - The Story of Ma Liang
There were two versions of the film. They are also interchangeably referred to as the "Magic Pen" or "Magical Pen". A young and kind peasant boy named Ma Liang helped a rich man to tend cattle. He liked drawing and drew pictures everywhere and had the greatest dream to be an artist. He works very hard to achieve this dream even though he doesn't own a paintbrush. As Ma Liang gets ready for bed one night after looking at all his drawings, an elderly wizard-magician appears to him and says that he has earned a brush. He informs Ma Liang of the brush's great power and tells him to use it wisely.