What is Sumie?
Sumie is one of the most popular ink brush painting techniques in Asian countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.
The pictures drawn by Sumi (black ink) are generally called "Suiboku-ga" or "Sumi-e" in Japan. It is said that "Sumi-e" is the most popular way of saying overseas.
Sumi-e basically uses only black ink but sometimes uses a little bit of other pigments as well. (Sumi-e with other pigments is called Bokusaiga.)
Sumi-e came from China with Zen in 13th century. And after then, Sumi-e has made its own development in Japan.
About the painting techniques, the Sumie uses various techniques of gradation, shading, bleeding, blurring. Such techniques can be obtained through changing the amount of water added to the ink. I'm sure you will be absorbed in mastering this technique.
What is Japanese Gongbi?
Gongbi Painting is a type of Asian painting that has beautiful gradation.
This technique uses highly detailed brushstrokes. It requires drawing with fine outlines and adding washes of ink and color layer by layer with gradation. By using this technique you’ll achieve the perfection of exquisiteness and fine art.
From 2009 to 2016, Yukakako studied under Miho-Sensei, a leading person in Japanese gongbi painting, in Japan. As a scholarship student of the Japanese government, Miho-Sensei studied at the China Academy of Art, which is the most famous art school in China, and was the first Japanese to officially complete a master's degree.
Japanese Gongbi Painting is more sensitive and delicate than Chinese Gongbi Painting.
We prepared two monthly courses (EnjoySumie, JapaneseGongbi) and three workshops. Furthermore, you can take a private lesson.
You can check the schedules for 2020.
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