Japanese Painting

How To : Use a Japanese painted fern in your garden

In the plant world, not all things are green. This also is especially true for ferns. These plants can grow in a variety of different colors and differ from many other types as well. In this tutorial, you'll find out about the Japanese painted fern and how you can use it in y ...more

How To : Paint shrimp with sumi-e ink

This video painting tutorial shows how to paint a shrimp in Sumi-e ink. The Sumi-e ink painting process is a traditional Japanese painting technique from the Niigata prefecture, demonstrated here with a stone ink well. Learn how to paint a shrimp by watching this instructional ...more

How To : Paint cows and bulls in sumi-e ink

This video painting tutorial shows how to paint cows and bulls in Sumi-e ink. The Sumi-e ink painting process is a traditional Japanese painting technique from the Niigata prefecture, demonstrated here with a stone ink well. Learn how to paint cows and bulls by watching this i ...more

How To : Paint Mt. Fuji with sumi-e ink

This video painting tutorial shows how to paint Mount Fuji in Sumi-e ink. The Sumi-e ink painting process is a traditional Japanese painting technique from the Niigata prefecture, demonstrated here with a stone ink well. Learn how to paint Mount Fuji by watching this instructi ...more

How To : Paint a koi carp in Sumi-e ink

This video painting tutorial shows how to paint a koi carp in Sumi-e ink. The Sumi-e ink painting process is a traditional Japanese painting technique from the Niigata prefecture, demonstrated here with a stone ink well. Learn how to paint a koi carp fish by watching this inst ...more

How To : Paint Bodhidharma with Sumi-e ink

This video painting tutorial shows how to paint Bodhidharma in Sumi-e ink. The Sumi-e ink painting process is a traditional Japanese painting technique from the Niigata prefecture, demonstrated here with a stone ink well. This particular style of painting complements this Budd ...more

How To : Grow Japanese ferns

If you've ever tried to plant in the shady part of your garden, you've probably run across ferns. There are literally hundreds of them to choose from with a wide range of plant form, size and always with a beautiful delicate texture. One of my all time favorites is the Japanes ...more

How To : Draw a tiger with sumi-e ink

This Japanese brush painting demonstration shows the technique used to draw a suibokuga tiger in sumi-e ink. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw a tiger with sumi-e ink. Part 2 of 2 - How to Draw a tiger with sumi-e ink.

How To : Draw small flowers with sumi-e ink step by step

This Japanese brush painting demonstration shows the technique used to draw small flowers using sumi-e ink and a brush. Pay careful attention to the line. Balance is important. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw small flowers with sumi-e ink step by step. Part 2 of 2 - How to Draw sma ...more

How To : Draw bamboo with sumi-e ink

Watch this Japanese ink painting demonstration to learn the technique used to draw bamboo with sumi-e ink. Create bamboo using straight strokes. Five leaves are drawn with one single brush of ink.

How To : Draw sumi-e ink grapes

Watch this Japanese brush painting demonstration to learn the technique used to draw grapes. One brush of ink is used to draw one group of grapes. The leaf and branch displays a gradation that adds shade and light. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw sumi-e ink grapes. Part 2 of 2 - Ho ...more

How To : Draw sumi-e ink bird & maple leaves

This Japanese brush painting demonstration shows the technique used to draw sumi-e ink maple leaves and a bird. Create five maple leaves with five stages of gradation with a single brush of ink. Bring life to the leaves by adding branches and finish the drawing off with a bir ...more

How To : Make adorable Japanese chibi charms

The term "chibi" means "small person" or "small child" in Japanese. While it can be used to designate such personages in real life, it is more often used to refer to small, doll-like characters in Japanese manga, anime, and jewelry/fashion wares. In this video you'll miniatur ...more

How To : Use Japanese air dry clay

The clay dries by air and you don't have to put it into the oven. The clay isn't brittle and doesn't crack like some of the other clays. The clay bends really easily and is very transparent. Consider that this air dry clay shrinks. The moisture is premixed in the clay. The shr ...more

How To : Draw "Cat Cut" in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video on how to draw "cat cut awaken" in the traditional Japanese method of Sumi-e ink painting. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw "Cat Cut" in Sumi-e ink. Part 2 of 2 - How to Draw "Cat Cut" in Sumi-e ink.

How To : Paint clouds in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to learn how to paint clouds using the traditional Japanese method of Sumi-e ink painting. Clouds are one of the more difficult subjects in Sumi-e to depict because there is no white ink. The white are the areas where you do not paint so shading because ve ...more

How To : Paint an owl in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to learn how to paint an owl in the traditional Japanese method of Sumi-e ink painting. The owl is one of the most popular subjects in Sumi-e painting.

How To : Paint a geisha kimono in Sumi-e ink

This video shows you how to draw a geisha kimono in traditional japanese Sumi-e ink style. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a geisha kimono in Sumi-e ink. Part 2 of 2 - How to Paint a geisha kimono in Sumi-e ink.

How To : Paint a plum tree in Sumi-e ink

This video is a demonstration of how to paint a traditional Japanese Sumi-e subject in the plum tree. Plum or ume blossoms tells us the spring has come. "Plum blossom, recall me, When it blows in the spring ---" 9th century politician and poet, Michizane Sugawara recites in hi ...more

How To : Make a plastic bottle sasanqua (camellia) flower

Don't know what a sasanqua is? It's a well-known Japanese camellia with fragrant white or pink flowers. Also, it has seeds that yield tea oil. Now that you know the simple facts, you can teach them to you children as you teach them how to create a plastic bottle version of the ...more

News : DIY Instant Indoor Skydiving

If you're like me, just the idea of skydiving triggers nearly-pee-in-the-pants petrification. But with a little imagination, plus Google Image Search and a projector, and all of us ninnies out there can pretend to do the real thing: "All it takes to skydive on Google Earth is ...more

How To : Create a neon orange and dark blue nail art design

Lauren, AKA QueenofBlendingMUA has joined the ranks with the other YouTube beauty gurus. Lauren is a makeup artist with a large collection of eye makeup & nail art video tutorials. Her eye makeup look span from everyday makeup to creative, more expressive party looks. Her nail ...more

How To : Do silk painting or batik

Jill Kennedy is the famous UK author of several books on her favorite art - silk painting. In this video, she demonstrates how wax is often preferential to gutta or other resists for it's ability to contain or hold colors. It can be used in larger areas while providing similar ...more

How To : Draw an anime or chibi Santa Claus

Attention aspiring anime cartoonists! This holiday season make your own holiday cards by drawing your very own anime Santa Claus on the front, with this step by step lesson tutorial on how to make the perfect chibi 'ol Saint Nick and later in the video, how to color it in with ...more

News : Fancy Bike Folds Into Handy Tote Bag

I'd take one of these: "Wallpaper commissioned a bike, two in fact, that could be broken down (using very clever and super-sturdy S&S couplers), packed in a bespoke bag and loaded on a plane, with no excess baggage charge, and taken with us wherever we went. The project pulle ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

News : Ten foods to eat for clear, acne-free skin - part 2

Welcome back to the two-part series of Ten foods to eat for clear, acne-free skin. Check out part 1 here. As any good dermatologist and aesthetician will tell you, beauty begins from the inside. In a healthy skin diet, the quality of the calories you eat matters more than any ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 1: Drawing

From the onset of the popularization of apps for the iDevice, users have experimented with creating original artwork on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And when famed British artist David Hockney christened the iDevice with his painterly digital drawings, the trend exploded even ...more

News : Stretchy-Squeezy-Rubbery 3D Computer Screen

A brand new Japanese prototype offers users the ability to manipulate real 3D forms, employing a touch interface with a squeezy, rubbery feel. From New Scientist: "The system is based on a large LCD panel built into a tabletop. Users interact with it by moving objects sculpt ...more

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