Another traditional Japanese Sumi-e inking of some beautiful cherry blossom.
Lead from black Derwent watercolours
Lead from Derwent Graphite pencils
Pestle and Mortar XD
Camera (I don't have a scanner)
, for their old paper backings.
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Oh, and as a little history, Sumi-e developed in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Wang Wei is generally credited as the painter who applied color to existing ink and wash paintings. The art was further developed into a more polished style during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It was introduced to Japan in the mid-14th century by Zen Buddhist monks and grew in popularity until its peak during the Muromachi period (1338-1573).