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I finally busted out my Chinese supplies again. Well, Chinese brush and ink plus Yasumoto pan watercolor which are waterproof and Japanese rice paper.

This is the first pass.



Then added the watercolor on top and then more details.

I haven't done Chinese painting for a whole half year and really lost touch on doing mountains. Love these colors. They are so much more convenient than using stick grinding.

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Sandra- that is gorgeous!! It looks JUST like paintings I have seen from old China....beautifully done!
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Re: Post Your Chinese Brush / Sumi-e Paintings here.

Thank you, Linda, for your comment.

I've worked on a couple more Chinese landscapes this morning.

I found that Marie's Chinese watercolor is very weak compared to the Japanese Yasumoto pan watercolor for brush painting.



And the Chinese ink stick colors that I grind is even lighter by comparison.



And by comparison, some may say that the Japanese watercolor on the far right is more garish but I like those colors even more.




I'm going to try a bit more of the Marie's watercolor before I write it off. There is definitely wastage in using tube paints especially these formulated for the Chinese brush painting. Once dried, you can't reconstitute it without it being crumbly and granular. I don't also care much for Marie's consistency. It's a bit uneven as I see it. It's nowhere close to Holbein gouache. Those Japanese really has a superb formula. Yasumoto pan watercolor is absolutely smooth. Incredibly well made. It's really worth the money. I need to check on Shinhan Korean watercolors.
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A bunch of Chinese paintings using only Marie's Chinese watercolor. Squeezed too much of the blue in and had to use it for every painting until it's used up or it would flake. Because Chinese brushes are so thirsty, more paint is used as a result.

















I'm happiest not in drawing vegetables or animals, but landscapes. So dreamy and exercise.
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Sandra,

Those landscapes are beautiful. I especially like the blue & grey mountain face.

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Thank you, Rick. A year or more later...

Here are a couple of practices for **NEW** April 2012 - Fur, Scales & Feathers Monthly Animal Challenge.

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This is not totally Chinese painting but I was trying to be efficient in depicting this dragon from Leonardo Da Vinci's work posted at Weekly Drawing Thread April 22 - 29.

Chinese brush and ink, hard and soft pastel concoction on gray paper 11x14 inch.



Michael hinted at a Chinese landscape and I gave it a second whirl.

I didn't want to use rice paper because I know if I like it enough, I want to frame it and starching rice paper takes time. So I make do with a gray paper for now. Not ideal for fog making.

Female model is from devianart's mjranum's model poses.

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Here are four practice monkeys on rice paper.

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This is to continue the conversations started at the Weekly Drawing Thread here.

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Sandra, I do a lot of ink/brush painting/Sumi-e and I buy large packs of unsized rice paper very inexpensively, it isn't the same as the really high-end stuff but for practice and working out new ideas it is perfect and if a piece comes out great it is still totally capable of being starched/framed. I'm not familiar with the rules here on links so I won't post any unless it is OK, but if you hunt around on some of the more well-known sites you will find these packs. Before I found this I used to buy "newsprint" pads (also very cheap) for practice, it has the slightly darker/grey tone of the paper you used above.

twistedmedium, you could put the link here.

I bought my stacks from Daiso, a $1.50 for 60 sheets. It's a Japanese dollar store in a few cities in the US.

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Sandra;

I visited your link. Those paintings are so much fun, they made me smile. But the link don't tell me which forum I should go to, and also do not let me post a reply. I haven't do Chinese brush for a long time and need to find some rice paper for practice, or will a new print do the job? What is the name of that gray paper you used for practice.

Kim

Kim, I use newsprint only when there is not an abundance of moisture, like doing the Japanese manga style, which is just plain ink.
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