Sunday, March 4, 2007

Chrysanthemum 3, leaves, brush stroke first, then outline with white

This is the method to do moku brush stroke style leaves.

I started from the big dark ink stroke for the leaves. Then wait a few minutes. When the ink is almost dried, I apply zinc white which is opaque while in the middle of the leave for highlight the vine of the leaves.

The white outline helps viewers to see and understand the direction and shape of the leaves.

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