Super Simple Sumi-e

Super Simple Sumi-e

Easy Asian Brush Painting for All Ages
by Yvonne Palka

With a few strokes of brush and ink, you can paint charming animals from pandas to swallows and rabbits to dragons with this introductory book to the traditional art of Asian painting called sumi-e.

Creative children and curious adults will have fun learning the magic of sumi-e with the simple techniques illustrated in Super Simple Sumi-e. Learn how to make various sumi-e brush strokes and how to create animals, flowers, and bamboo with this friendly, easy-to-follow guide. Sumi-e means “ink picture” in Japanese. “Sumi” means ink and “e” means painting or picture. Since similar styles of painting with brush and ink are used throughout Asia this style of painting is often referred to as Asian brush painting.


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