Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sumi-E!

Sumi-E is a Japanese/Chinese style of painting that is a lot different from the Western style of painting. It's very unique and beautiful because it's not so much about capturing a likeness or showing a scene, but more about bringing to life the spirit of the subject.
I've never been an awfully brilliant artist, definitely not in Western style art because I was never good at perspective, or drawing people, or really any kind of realistic detail. But I took to Sumi-E, and am semi-competent at it. Here are some of my paintings that I'm very excited about because they don't look terrible. :D

So first off, here's a frog (in case you couldn't tell XD). I like this guy. I'd like to try him again and see if I can do it better, but for now I'm happy with him!

 Here are some grapes, I'm very happy with how this one turned out!


Ruby-Throated Hummingbird... I'm happy with this one too. :D

 
Here' a wonky cat. Cats and Butterflies are often painted together in Sumi-E. Cats represent good luck and long life, and butterflies represent love.
 
 And finally, here's a Tiger Lily, my favorite flower. :)
 
 
Thanks for looking!

4 comments:

  1. Your blog is amazing!! :)) You are a great writer who obviously has a passion for what they are writing about! I would appreciate it if you would check out my blog and let me know what you think in a comment on a post you like! I would love to have a talented writers input! Keep up the great work!!!

    ps. the hummingbird is so beautiful! you are an amazing artist!!!!
    -Wanderlust Rach <3

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    1. Thank you very much! Hearing (or reading, XD!) words like that is very inspiring and encouraging!
      I'd be happy to comment, I noticed that you have a few blogs, is there any one in particular you'd like to have looked at? I like your blog 'Life'.
      Have a nice day, and thanks for the nice compliments :D

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  2. These are amazing!!!!! Post more!!!!!!!!!

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    1. XD I'll try to compile some more. :D

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