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Another one of my Chinese brush experiments
This was a small achievement for me in the style, as I find it very difficult to adapt to this style.

Ink on rice paper.
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Elusha-Rush Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful; I love this. 
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awh thank you ;u;
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Hazelnut8299 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did great. Do you also do calligraphy?
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Actually I do not xD
I have just started learning about this style to help me understand another culture of art
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Hazelnut8299 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. You're doing a great job. :)
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahaha thank you so much :'3
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Hazelnut8299 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what's it like to do this on rice paper, I've never heard of rice paper before o3o

it looks really cool.
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Rice paper is a very hard medium to work with - as it involves a steady hand and focus to get it perfect, but also a mentality is needed to accept that it may not behave the way you'd expect.

Chinese brush style (the style that is done here) involves the use of ink and water. There are many techniques that enable one to get perfect tone with a single brush stroke, but that's a bit complicated.

Rice paper absorbs water....like tissue paper almost. Thus one has to be very careful when placing a brush stroke - as you do not want a big circular blotch when you wish for a long squarish line.
Another aspect of this style is that it is very much like watercolour in the sense that once you've made a brush stroke, that's it. Done. No going back, so one must concentrate whilst doing this - not to mess it up anywhere
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. Thanks for explaining, it's very interesting! I might have to look into this further. :)
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merearthling Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
:D super drawing!
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
N'aww Thank you :iconfurryhugplz:
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merearthling Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
:-)Im interested to know is rice paper very absorbent:-? a bit like blotting paper:-o
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Rice paper absorbs water more than tissue paper.
It is very hard to control as it spreads so much from the point of contact. Moreso when one paints with ink/watereddown ink. Takes a lot of practice to master
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merearthling Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
:-) I get the idea, seems that a dry brush technique would be most successful:-o definitely lots of practice
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Funny thing about that is, The whole style revolves around how the ink moves and reacts with different dilutions of water.
So dry brushing does not get the correct look.
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merearthling Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
:-) thanks for that, seems that practice makes perfect:nod: but I don't have any ricepaper:aww:
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Neither do I xD
I use the school's as I am working on this style for my next final
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