Paint with Sumi Ink

How To : Mount your Chinese painting or sumi-e ink drawing

Since sumi-e ink paintings or any sort of painting on rice paper warp the surface and create waves, they can be quite complicated to frame. The fragility of the paper is also something to take into consideration, and requires a special technique that won't tear the painting. L ...more

How To : Draw a lotus flower in sumi-e Chinese ink painting

Chinese tradition has always honored lotus flowers. Essentially, the lotus flower represents peace, creativity and purity amid adverse surroundings. This is a perfect subject matter for sumi ink painting. Watch this instructional painting video to practice painting lotus flowe ...more

How To : Mount a Chinese painting or Sumi-e ink drawing

This two part video shows you the materials needed to mount a Chinese painting. Chinese brush work leaves finished paintings a bit wrinkled and wavy. You will need a specific mounting brush and all purpose flour to make a mounting paste. Part 1 of 2 - How to Mount a Chinese pa ...more

How To : Begin Sumi-e ink painting

Check out this video for a primer on Sumi-e painting. This video show you how to prepare your ink, table and brush to begin painting. These are the supplies you will need: Brush(fude);bamboo body and weasel hair. Sumi bar;made from palm ash. Scratching table(Suzuri), and rice ...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 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 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 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 : 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 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 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 rock lake in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to see a demonstration of the Sumi-e style of ink painting in painting a rock lake. Treess, rocks, and water and basic fundamentals of Sumi-e painting.

How To : Paint Buddha in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to see how to paint Buddha meditating in Sumi-e style of ink painting. The key three lines are, 1)shoulder outline, 2)inside line to abdomen, 3)slanted down line from abdomen. The three lines cross at the key point called "tan-den" where the "ki" power is ...more

How To : Paint a Peony in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to see how to draw a Peony in the Sumi-e method of ink painting. The Peony is a beloved flower in Asia. The Peony is a very big and waving red flower that represents prosperity.

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 : Paint a Goering Cymbidium in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to learn how to paint the Goering Cymbidium. Cymbidium is the basic object that the Sumi-e painter must learn at first. There are many kinds of orchids. In sumi-e, this kind of orchid is painted alot. You have to get technique how to draw a beatuiful line ...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 "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 : 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 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 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 : Paint bamboo in Chinese ink painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint bamboo using sumi-e ink and Chinese rice paper. This fluid method of painting does not allow much room for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. You should go look at some real bamboo to absorb a real sense of the plant. Spirit a ...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 : Paint an eagle in Sumi-e style

Check out this video for a demonstration of Sumi-e ink painting. In this video you can learn how to make an eagle. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint an eagle in Sumi-e style. Part 2 of 2 - How to Paint an eagle in Sumi-e style.

How To : Paint a Chrysanthemum in Sumi-e

Check out this video to learn how to paint a Chrysanthemum in the traditional method of Sumi-e ink painting. Points to remember: 1)Let the brush tip create no-sharp edges in order to get the rounded top of flower. 2)Flower form shapes like diamond. 3)Shading is important. 4)Le ...more

How To : Paint a easter bunny with ink and water

This video demonstrates how to paint a rabbit in leftover ground ink. The style used is called sumi-e. Using a the side of a thick brush, create a filled in circle in the center of your page. This will be the head. Below this circle, add an elongated abstract oval shape for th ...more

How To : Paint a wild boar in the Sumi-e style

Check out this video to watch a demonstration of Sumi-e ink painting of a wild boar. 2007 was the year of the boar. This video shows you how to make a New Year's greeting card for year of the boar.

How To : Draw an orchid in Sumi-e Chinese brush painting

Watch this instructional painting video to paint an orchid with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these beau ...more

News : A New Ink & Paint!

Ink & Paint was originally intended to provide a place for the sharing of graffiti and street art related news and the spreading of the street art culture. However in recent months I have noticed a distinct lack of "lowbrow" art in the WHT community. Don't get me wrong though, ...more

News : Creating the Cosmos With Ink, Paint & Water

Artist Pery Burge uses water, paint and ink to create images that look like they might have been captured by the Hubble Telescope or under the super-zoom of a powerful microscope. "I use a Canon EOS 500D digital camera with EF100mm F2.8 macro lens and Speedlite 420EX flash, a ...more

How To : Draw a squid with sumi-e ink

Watch this Japanese ink brush demonstration to learn the technique used to draw a squid. The transparency of the squid is expressed by oozing black ink over lighter black strokes. Add ten legs, also known as parapodia. Don't forget the oozing. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw a squid ...more

How To : Ink in Illustrator and paint in Photoshop

Tutorial/demonstration showing how to use Calligraphic Brushes in Illustrator to do line drawings (inking) and then import them into Photoshop as a Smart Object to retain the vector quality of the line art. By using clipping masks, we can change the color of the line art witho ...more

How To : Paint the "Bird" in Chinese calligraphy

Watch this instructional painting video to paint the "Bird" in Chinese calligraphy with sumi-e ink on rice paper. This is actually a design based on four English letters, spelling b-i-r-d. The original mark was used during the Shang dynasty to mark bronzeware about 4,000 years ...more

How To : Make Abstract Faces Using Ink Pads

This video shows how to paint abstract-looking faces using ink pads. The ink pads I use are Tsukineko Brillance Ink Pads but there are other brands that do pointy-ended ink pads that will work just as well. They are great for quick and easy faces to use in your art journaling.

How To : Paint a Chinese dragon

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a dragon with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. Use negative space to create a ghostlike effect. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get ou ...more

How To : Paint a Boston terrier using Chinese brushwork

Watch this instructional painting video to paint a Boston terrier with India ink and watercolor on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting the ...more

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