Sumi-E- The Art of Japanese Brush PaintingSumi-E is an ancient Japanese traditional art form literally meaning ink (sumi), and (E) meaning painting. Sumi-e requires very simple materials; black ink, paper, a brush and water to create unique and distinctive works of art. A single color of ink can suggest many different shades and it is the dynamic quality of strokes that produce the characteristic style of sumi-e.
"Sumi-e, The Art of Japanese Brush Painting" instructs the beginner in the essentials of sumi-e, the various materials used, brush techniques for line drawing and ink gradations, and how to create your own pictures with a variety of forms including rocks, landscapes, trees, plum and bamboo. The information and techniques provided in this book are an excellent guide for the beginner that will provide much enjoyment and pleasure.
Soft cover, 24 pages.