Super Simple Sumi-e: Easy Asian Brush Painting for All Ages

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Follow these whimsical drawing instructions to create your own bird, or perhaps you’d prefer some mice, but a panda would be sweeter, perhaps a dragon to get everyone’s attention. Yvonne Palka is an accomplished sumi painter who transfers her love of this ancient Chinese style of brush painting through books and workshops for children and adults. In a delightfully illustrated pictorial instructional guide, the reader is shown how to use a few simple strokes using brush, ink, and paper to animate a page. The magical rhythmic instructions are clear-cut and point out the supplies required and how these are used. These essentially include sumi ink or black tempera paint, sumi brush, newsprint paper, and a few other ancillaries easily found around the house. Techniques for working with the supplies and shaping the various forms are clearly described. The details make this Asian brush painting technique so appealing that both children and adults will be tempted to work at it together, transforming this activity into a true family experience. Also learn more about this ancient form of ink painting and its relationship to calligraphy. Now, if only this book came packaged with brush and ink for a quick start into this delightful art form.


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Author Yvonne Palka
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Little Bigfoot
Publish Date 2018-Sep-25
ISBN 9781632172044
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Issue February 2019
Category Children's
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