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The Sumi-e Book

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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
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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.
Erin
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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