Trying new things

The other day I took a beginners class on the ancient art of Sumi-e and this is the result.

I’ve never taken an art class in my life beyond the ones at school as a kid and I was really pleased with the results of this one.

Sumi-e means literally “ink painting” and it’s usually a painting with black ink and water (although ocasionally¬†you can use some colors) on rice paper. This style of painting is more like an expression of your soul and each stroke you make is unique. You can’t erase or redo so, if you make a mistake or aren’t happy with the results, you’ll have to start all over again.

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Sumi-e 101 – How to draw bamboo

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