Sunday, June 18, 2006

Real Sumie Practice

I bought that book that I linked earlier so I could try to learn Sumie for real. It's much harder than I realized. It takes a very steady and controlled hand. I guess that will just come with practice. The book recommends practicing at least 15 minutes every day, so I'm going to try to do that much. I spent a little over an hour today trying to get down a good bamboo leaf. Some of them are getting there, but can be better. Here's what I eneded up with along with an example from the book.

I know it's not really much to look at, just practice, sorry. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can put together a reasonable piece using this medium.