Tag Archives: Brushpen

Art: Crane & old tree in bloom

17 Dec

Crane & old tree in bloom #art #artstagram #artistsoninstagram #ink, December 17, 2019 at 06:49PM.

Art: Cranes on pine tree

8 Dec

Cranes on pine tree #art #ink #artistsoninstagram #postcard, December 08, 2019 at 12:14PM.

Video: time lapse of Cranes on pine tree

8 Dec

Art: Crane

7 Dec

Crane #art #ink #postcard #artistsoninstagram #fanart #nanraefineart, December 07, 2019 at 12:17AM.

Man gazing at blooming tree

12 Jun
My friend Daniel gave me a book on Chinese Brush Painting. Although I have owned for years now three or four Chinese brushes and a few sheets of rice paper, I was not ready for this undertaking, and chose to continue with watercolor, since I have recently enjoyed it so much (and my vacation was getting to an end, so I went for the most gratifying process.)


It took me several attempts sketching the figure to keep to realistic proportions (the man still has a slightly too big head), I used a Pentel black pigment Brushpen, which performs wonderfully on really thin and thick lines:

I then erased the pencil and turned to watercolor. I used alizarin crimson for the flowers:

I added a few touches of black with my Brushpen to create the details of the flowers. I prepared yellow watercolor and painted the hat by drawing rays and leaving some white. I darkened my yellow with yellow ochre and added a few touches to the hat and went on painting the skin. I darkened further the mix with a bit of burnt sienna to paint the stick. Lastly I mixed a bit of turquoise and white to paint the belt.

I added water to my ochre/brown mix and with a light wash painted the background so the white robe would stand out. Here is the resulting painting framed (12.2 x 17.2 cm):

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