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Sumi-e Cherry Blossom by SemanticOne Sumi-e Cherry Blossom by SemanticOne
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Sumi-e Cherry Blossomby SemanticOne

Traditional Art / Mixed Media / Conceptual©2008-2015 SemanticOne
Another traditional Japanese Sumi-e inking of some beautiful cherry blossom.

Materials used:
Lead from black Derwent watercolours
Lead from Derwent Graphite pencils
Pestle and Mortar XD
Water
Paint Brushes.
Camera (I don't have a scanner)
Photoshop.


Credits to:
`Bleeding-Dragon, for their old paper backings.

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Enjoy!
SemanticOne.

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[1]. 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).
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Amazing job!
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconinstantphotographer:
InstantPhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just purchased a print! I absolutely love this!
And being one with a watercolor tattoo of cherry blossoms I couldn't resist buying this.
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:iconhollielou:
HollieLou Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautifull
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:iconaide--memoire:
Aide--Memoire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
it's beautiful!
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:iconreyn3n:
reyn3n Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
luv it!
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:iconkyokushin-chan:
Kyokushin-Chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Beautiful and nice writing.
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:iconspookytoast03:
Spookytoast03 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing! its lovely :heart:
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:iconsnowflakesgirl:
Snowflakesgirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful !
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:icondevouring-strossus:
Devouring-Strossus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Beautiful, i love it!
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:iconperseus88eb:
Perseus88eb Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
great :)
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:iconatsuko-chii:
Atsuko-chii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
wow! i wanna draw like you!!but i really sucks! you are really talented ne'!!
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:iconhellonyarii:
HelloNyarii Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you use Sumi ink?
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:iconqueencaelum:
QueenCaelum Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
beautiful
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:iconthaoquyentran:
thaoquyentran Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   Writer
(\__/)
(>’.’<)
(")_(") Beautiful art work(*^_^*)
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:iconocamera12:
ocamera12 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
It's beautiful!
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:iconfariskalin:
FarisKalin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
What a lovely piece! Might you have any suggestions for someone who wanted to try their hand at this style of art for the first time? I'd like to start off trying something simple like just some calligraphy, but I don't even know what supplies I should get.
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:iconpenguin-fish14:
Penguin-Fish14 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i love this
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:iconnoodle-3:
Noodle-3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
holy crap thats awsom 8D
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:iconlordofallgreen56:
Lordofallgreen56 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
This is amazing! It's perfect for my art project. Can I use this in my powerpoint presentation? I promise full credit! Please?
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:iconflutterby-honeywolf:
Flutterby-Honeywolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
This is so beautiful it makes me want to cry x
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:icondriftingballoon:
DriftingBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is incredible. :shocked:
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:icondecoderring:
DecoderRing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I love love LOVE this! very awe inspiring...did you use dry brush or are you just THAT skilled with water color?! :XD:
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:iconminiflower:
miniflower Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Photographer
this is very very pretty! whats that little red stamp thing?
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:iconnoncomplatypus:
Noncomplatypus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love it.
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:iconnubecitaesponjocita:
nubecitaesponjocita Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
beautiful♥
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:iconmiss-teek:
miss-teek Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
hello :) I like and i appreciate your art work, and i would like to ask you something... I need a very nice picture (like this one) for my becoming Reiki certificates. Can i use your picture ? Thank you
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:iconsevymama:
sevymama Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
this is very beautiful! The paper, did you print it out, and then paint on it?
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:iconequineguardian:
equineguardian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
This is just pretty! Have it as my current desktop wallpaper!
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:icongood-anime:
Good-Anime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student
What what a beautiful sumi-e. :nod: Great job!
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:iconsemanticone:
SemanticOne Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Thank yo uso much!
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:iconlady-atropos:
lady-atropos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
This is inspiring.
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:iconxoxcassandraaxox:
xoxcassandraaxox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this. is. so. PRETTY!!!
ugh I want a print of this lol now I just need to convince my mom and to get some $$
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:iconsofieafterdark:
SofieAfterDark Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Damn, that's beautiful.
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:iconthe-lady-morana:
The-Lady-Morana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
First, this is very pretty. I love the colors and it's balanced nicely.
Second, I'm writing a paper on Sumi-e, and I was wondering if I could use your picture in the examples section.
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:iconsemanticone:
SemanticOne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I would be honoured!

And thank you for that,I like it when people write full comments instead of just "awesome"
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:iconfastrisingdemon:
fastrisingdemon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
this is just marvelous ^_^
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:iconsemanticone:
SemanticOne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconfastrisingdemon:
fastrisingdemon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
you are so welcome ^_^
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:iconsarra247:
sarra247 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wooooooooooooooooooow this color makes me happy yappy ! yaaay :)
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:iconrurubunny:
Rurubunny Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
beautiful!
I've done these before, but not to many times. :)
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:iconsugarbunnies16:
SugarBunnies16 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Beautiful!
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:iconkarums:
karums Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
i accidentally requested this as a print, sorry, as much as i love it im not able of purchasing. so please excuse my insubordinate fingers :)
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:iconsemanticone:
SemanticOne Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Student Interface Designer
No problems, I too have made that mistake ^_^
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:iconflo-f-l-o:
flo-f-l-o Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
a lovely creation, i have always had an appreciation for asian-styled art. keep up the good work!
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:iconsemanticone:
SemanticOne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Hey, thats so much!
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:iconnightsheep:
NightSheep Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Funny to see a "gwai loo" make something like this while I can't even draw an egg :D :clap:
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:iconsemanticone:
SemanticOne Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I'm pretty sure an egg cant be that hard (get it, hard?) Lol im an idiot.

gwai loo?
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:iconnightsheep:
NightSheep Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, there is an Asian story (actually Chinese) about the egg.

It something like a teacher told his students to draw 2 exactly the same egg. The students laughed and thought it was easy... But as you might understand, drawing 2 exactly the same eggs by hand is extremely difficult... Ok. I forgot the point of this story :D

"Gwai lo".... you need to see more older Chinese/Cantonese movies... (Bruce Lee etc).
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:iconflo-f-l-o:
flo-f-l-o Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
might i ask then, are you of Chinese background? "Gwai loo" just kinda waved a flag in my mind ^-^
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