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Japanese Ink Painting: Beginner's Guide to Sumi-E

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Meditation with a brush: in sumi-e, which is Japanese for "ink picture, " the ultimate goal is to become so completely absorbed in the process that you achieve unity with the object you're painting. Sumi-e captures the spirit of the rock, flower, bird, or landscape in strong, bold strokes. Beginners can start mastering this ancient art with an inspiring guide that introduces the essential materials (ink, stone, brush, and paper), the techniques (brush loading and basic strokes), and a wide range of projects. Re-create the orchid, bamboo, plum blossom, and chrysanthemum. These four subjects form the foundation of sumi-e, and the strokes used to paint them, including the right speed and pressure to apply, will prepare you for most others: animals, trees, flowers, mountains, clouds, water, and more. With tips on composition and ways to sign and mount your finished work, this is an invaluable introduction.

Synopsis:

Sumi-e (Japanese for "ink picture") captures the spirit of the rock, flower, bird or landscape in bold strokes. Beginners can start mastering this ancient art with an inspiring guide that
introduces the essential materials (ink, stone, brush, and paper), techniques and brushwork, and a range of projects. Recreate the Orchid, Bamboo, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum--
sumi-e's four foundations--and the strokes used to paint them; that will prepare you
for most other subjects: animals, trees, mountains, clouds, water, and more.

Synopsis:

Create exquisite ink paintings that capture the essence and spirit of your subject, rather than exactly what you see. Sumi-e is is a painting technique, a feeling, and a philosophy that's a very personal form of self-expression. Every stroke shows, and there's no correcting or erasing. Think about your subject. What is its essential nature? What does it mean to you? Once you're connected to it, you'll see how to interpret it in brush and ink. Your work will be a joyful, creative experience.

Synopsis:

Sumi-e (Japanese for “ink picture”) captures the spirit of the rock, flower, bird or landscape in bold strokes. Beginners can start mastering this ancient art with an inspiring guide that introduces the essential materials, techniques and brushwork, and a range of projects. Recreate the Orchid, Bamboo, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum—sumi-es four foundations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806989679
Subtitle:
Beginner's Guide to Sumi-E
Author:
Frame, Susan
Publisher:
Sterling
Location:
New York
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Pen & Ink
Subject:
Sumie
Subject:
Ink painting, Japanese.
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
Techniques - Pen & Ink Drawing
Subject:
WALL CALENDARS - ART/PHOTO
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 1539
Publication Date:
20020501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Sumi-e (Japanese for "ink picture") captures the spirit of the rock, flower, bird or landscape in bold strokes. Beginners can start mastering this ancient art with an inspiring guide that
introduces the essential materials (ink, stone, brush, and paper), techniques and brushwork, and a range of projects. Recreate the Orchid, Bamboo, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum--
sumi-e's four foundations--and the strokes used to paint them; that will prepare you
for most other subjects: animals, trees, mountains, clouds, water, and more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Create exquisite ink paintings that capture the essence and spirit of your subject, rather than exactly what you see. Sumi-e is is a painting technique, a feeling, and a philosophy that's a very personal form of self-expression. Every stroke shows, and there's no correcting or erasing. Think about your subject. What is its essential nature? What does it mean to you? Once you're connected to it, you'll see how to interpret it in brush and ink. Your work will be a joyful, creative experience.

"Synopsis" by ,
Sumi-e (Japanese for “ink picture”) captures the spirit of the rock, flower, bird or landscape in bold strokes. Beginners can start mastering this ancient art with an inspiring guide that introduces the essential materials, techniques and brushwork, and a range of projects. Recreate the Orchid, Bamboo, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum—sumi-es four foundations.

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