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Bamboo

by jerry zelle
(ontario canada)

1st. attempt at chinese brush painting.

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Dec 07, 2009
Bamboo
by: Mary Ann

Actually this is quite nice. I especially like the pale leaves in the background to give the painting some depth, but I would like to have seen a bit more slant to the trees. In my experience with Chinese and Japaness Sumi Painting, they use more diagonals for impact rather than the static effect of trees that are more perpendicular to the ground. Also you might go to my free lesson on the use of the brush which will give you more insight to the leave stroke:http://www.watercolor-painting-tips.com/lesson-watercolor-paper-and-brushes.html/
Scroll down until you see the illustration, then read about how the strokes are done.

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