A Beginner's Guide to Sumi-e

A Beginner's Guide to Sumi-e

Author: Shozo Koike

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922789

Category: Art

Page: 184

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This practical guide is perfect for those looking to try this ancient art form for the first time! In this book, Japanese master artist Shozo Koike reveals the simple secrets of Sumi-e, offering step-by-step instructions with clear photographs and online video tutorials showing you how to paint 18 traditional subjects. Sumi-e is the meditative Japanese form of ink painting taught by Zen Buddhist monks to encourage mindfulness and an awareness of our surroundings. It uses only ink, water, a brush and paper to capture natural objects and landscapes in a vivid, spontaneous fashion. Koike begins with the basics—what to buy and how to prepare the ink in a traditional inkstone. Next, he shows you how to practice the 11 basic brushstrokes used for all Sumi-e paintings. The 19 traditional subjects taught in this book include: Flowers like orchids, chrysanthemums, camellias, roses and peonies Plants and fruits including bamboo, eggplants, grapes and chestnuts Animal figures including small birds, butterflies, chicks, crabs and goldfish Koike also explains the philosophy of Sumi-e, which emerges from the use of negative white space to enhance the painted forms. Readers will enter into a world not just of black and white, but of infinite shades of gray which are capable of evoking all the sensations of color using these techniques.
A Beginner's Guide to Sumi-e
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Shozo Koike
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-28 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

This practical guide is perfect for those looking to try this ancient art form for the first time! In this book, Japanese master artist Shozo Koike reveals the simple secrets of Sumi-e, offering step-by-step instructions with clear photographs and online video tutorials showing you how to paint 18 traditional subjects.
A Beginner's Guide to Sumi-E
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Shozo Koike
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-28 - Publisher:

This practical guide is perfect for those looking to try this ancient art form for the first time! In this book, Japanese master artist Shozo Koike reveals the simple secrets of Sumi-e, offering step-by-step instructions with clear photographs and online video tutorials showing you how to paint 18 traditional subjects.
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Language: en
Pages: 128
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Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Takumasa Ono
Categories: Ink painting, Japanese
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-10 - Publisher: Cico

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Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Caroline Self, Susan Self
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-12 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

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