I found my old Chinese Ink painting set the other day. I got out the rice paper, ground an ink stick and had a play about.
Nice! I have a rather urgent need for a graphic artist who can help me design a sumi-e style scorpion for a logo. Your work caught my eye so I'm wondering if you're interested/available to work on this for me today/tomorrow. Something even more stylized perhaps than your piece here, but it's definitely in the right direction. I'm kind of under the gun here...sorry.
Let me know...
nothing like grinding your own ink eh? I broke my little box so my brushes all sit out and get dusty because im lazy our sumi-e is awesome dude!
I hunted everywhere for ink and paper- the wee guy who has the Chinese shop in InShops is the man to see! This rice paper was six quid a sheet but it's top quality, a dream to paint on! PLus you get a huge sheet, enough for loads of drawings His ink sticks are a fiver and brushes are about £8 up. I tried regular watercolour brushes but they're not half as good
yeh i remember visiting him, but i managed to get a big whack of paper 250 A0 sheets and ink sticks from a chinese website about 50 quid it came to , im still working my way through them. Bradbury had loads of brushes going cheap about 6 months ago i grabbed 2 massive ones and a few small ones, but they are all gone now
Bradbury have a 4 for £10 offer on watercolour brushes right now, I got some MASSIVE ones! But synthetic brushes aren't as good as the chinese ones, they're made of goat hair and go super soft when the water soaks in
totally i have the goats hair ones they soak up that ink like we soak up booze on st paddys
Lol... it is very interesting. Really.