Synopses & Reviews
is an easy, entertaining way to express on paper the moods and images of nature. Everything you need to know is contained in this book. All the brush skills you learn lead step by step into full compositions. Drawings, photos, and simple text explain every stroke with dozens of examples to copy and practice.
Sumi-e is easy to learn and fun to do. It could be just what you're looking for!
A beginner's guide to sumi-e--Japanese ink paintings of landscapes and portraits. Line drawings, how-to photographs and step-by-step instructions for 20 traditional motifs.
About the Author
HAKUHO HIRAYAMA, a graduate of Japanese Women's University in Tokyo, has worked in sumi-e
since early childhood and has taught the art to the foreign community in Tokyo for over thirty years. Formerly the student of well-known sumi-e
artists Taisei Mizukami and Keiho Kusuhara, Mrs. Hirayama conducts regular classes at the Tokyo American Club and has also taught and performed demonstrations of sumi-e
techniques in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States.