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11th August 2003, 11:40
Hey guys, I was just wandering if there was any sumi-é artists about here.
I've started it an I'm kinda getting the hang of it but i wandered if anyone had any advice or help they would be willing to give me.
I got a book all about it and i have all the stuff, but I just cant seem to get some of the things like fish and that.
Please any help or advice I would greatly appreciate.
11th August 2003, 12:47
I have no idea what Sumi-e art is, but there's always alot of other forums or websites containing tips or how tos. Good luck and please show us your artwork when the time comes.
11th August 2003, 13:55
Sumi-é is a japanese art.
I'll find some pictures on google later.
I would post some of my art but I'll do that later too I dont know where the scanner is.
12th August 2003, 09:07
this is some sumi-é paintings I found on google.
I dont know how to describe sumi-é, all i can say is that its spiritual painting type kinda thing.
12th August 2003, 09:11
It's also pretty.
17th August 2003, 11:28
17th August 2003, 17:58
hey guys, I've got two pictures that are my work, not some stuff found on google.
I'm only a begginer and its not that good.
This is one I done beofre I had the proper stuff and just drew some stuff in pencil
17th August 2003, 21:51
I like the one you did in pencil, that's very pretty.
For a more true sumi-e look, use more paint on your brush. Be liberal with it. It's looking a bit watered-down.
We had a sumi-e exhibit when I worked at my college's museum. I loved going back and looking at the pictures every day, they're so beautiful. Most of them were very abstracted, and a lot had a watercolored background, like sunsets or water.
18th August 2003, 10:49
Thankies MetallichicA, I'll remember that in the future
19th August 2003, 05:00
What kind of brush and ink are you using, out of curiosity?
19th August 2003, 17:36
I grind my own ink with an ink stick and grinding stone.
And I dont know what the brushes are...one's a small brown one I hink its horse hair not sure, the one I am currently using which was recomended for beggines is a long white haired one I think its mountain goats hair or something like that I have no idea, I'll try and find out for you later.
5th September 2003, 06:56
Could you post more when you've done some?
5th September 2003, 20:49
Yeah sure I will DragonSon, I aint had the time in a while, back to school and friking Gcse Course work shit stuff. I'll try and get some done though :)
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