Great book if you want to try to create specific things like birds bamboo leaves etc but traditional sumi e is much more complex then what this book offers traditional sumi e involves more in depth processing meditation brush stroke practice and understanding the history of different forms of sumi e and its strokes. The sumi e book by mayhall yolanda publication date 1989 topics sumie technique ink painting japanese technique publisher new york watson guptill almost cut off texts due to the size of the book access restricted item true addeddate 2020 02 29 110027 bookplateleaf 0002 boxid ia1778920 camera sony alpha a6300 control . The book is set up in four chapters following the four basic strokes required for sumi e each chapter begins with the easiest strokes and just like with kanji the student is to follow the direction of the stroke and make as few strokes as possible sumi e and shodou are disciplined arts in that the goal is meditative but precise. Sumi e is the classic painting style of japan and its graceful simplicity has been admired all over the world this book is an ideal introduction to sumi e suitable for children 10 and up as well as adult beginners each new brushstroke is explained step by step with easy to follow illustration. Buy the sumi e book by mayhall yolanda isbn 9780823050222 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders
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