Sunday, May 15, 2011
Take a Word-Oriental
Sumi-e is a style of painting that is characteristically Asian, and has been practiced for well over a thousand years. Literally ink painting, it is an art form that strives to distill the essence of an object or scene in the fewest possible strokes. A few carefully placed broad strokes that fade off abruptly, a few thin lines and a dot, and a bird is clearly called into being on the paper.
I have always wanted to be able to do this type of painting, and come back to it again and again, but alas, my aspiration far outstrips my talent with a brush.
This was done entirely with Photoshop brushes, from Noir Cat and Coreaux found on Deviant Art and Brusheezy, on a rice paper texture layer from T4L.