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The Sumi-e Book

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This ancient Japanese technique is ideal for teaching art to the beginner because the student is quickly able create successful pictures with four basic brushstrokes. Mastery of Sumi-e leads to new levels of creativity.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Watson-Guptill
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Catherine Fitzsimmons
Sep 07, 2012 Catherine Fitzsimmons rated it did not like it
After my first attempt with sumi-e, I decided some instruction on the subject was in order. I requested this book from the library because online reviews touted it as a, if not the, definitive book on the subject for beginners.

I must say, I disagree with those reviews. When my dad got me a sumi-e set for Christmas, it contained a decorative box with the supplies inside. No instructions, no introduction, just materials which I largely didn't recognize or understand their purpose. Google search yi
James Eckman
Nov 05, 2015 James Eckman rated it it was ok
Shelves: art, non-fiction, diy
I used to own it. These books were good when they came out but printing on later works is much better.
Aug 05, 2011 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: arts-creativity
A good way to explore Sumi-e on your own but nothing can replace a good teacher or patience, practice, and persistence!
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