090513 ‘Quink Koi’ sumi-e style


This is my first stab at a Japanese-style 'sumi-e' or ink and brush painting in a 10 minute lunchbreak at work. The paper is a poor base for the wetness of the ink but better than not painting at all! I only have limited art supplies at work (not surprisingly) and this was executed with a size 5 rigger. I'd love to try some sumi-e at home with my size 16 squirrel hair brush and some decent heavyweight Langton paper, but will have to save that for another time. This is great practice anyway. I used a previous biro sketch for inspiration. A good start.

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