A learner and an artist wanna be.
bamboo, Chinese painting
art, drawing, ink, ink painting, nature, painting, sumi-e, watercolor, watercolour
November 5, 2014 at 14:57
its been some time since u did bamboo, and it serves to remind me again how perfect it is as a subject for this medium. this one perfectly illustrates how just by using different shades it can convey depth and light to the scene. this one should be made available as a print to be hung on the wall.
November 5, 2014 at 15:59
Hi, thank you very much for your kind words. Bamboo looks easy to paint but in fact it is difficult to do it correctly. This bamboo didn’t turn out as good as I wish. If you like it I can let you have either the soft copy or the original one. But for original, I plan to let my teacher see it tonight. If he is in good mood he would correct it nicely or he can just mess up everything with correction strokes all over the paper. In that case only soft copy is available. 😄
November 5, 2014 at 16:21
i think what is important to me, speaking as a mere observer, the work is perfect as it is; you should not ‘improve’ on it or allow your teacher to ‘correct’ it. i think it conveys that ‘mood’ perfectly, even if , as you say, it is not technically perfect. i think conveying the mood is more important if not the most important aspect of any art. rice paper is very fragile, i hope u will keep this and preserve it.
i think a large copy would be very nice as a poster. the original may not be large, so reproducing it as a large print would serve the purpose as well as lend itself to being hung on the wall and is robust enough to stand the wear and tear of being hung up for display. i know a lot of people like to own the original, but to me it is not necessary. the subject matter, what you have drawn, is the thing that interests me. not the paper it is drawn on. i get real pleasure just being able to see it on my laptop. thanks for this.
btw, what is a soft copy?
November 5, 2014 at 16:33
Thanks. Soft copy is electronic copy that you could see it on computer. I must let you know the one that posted is unmounted chinese painting. It means it is not stretched. It wrinkles here and there and is not very nice even in big print.
November 5, 2014 at 16:52
hi, thanks for telling me what the soft copy means. though i can see it allready now in my laptop… you said the original paper is wrinkled but it does not seem to be reproduced in the computer image because i dont see the wrinkles there. that i suppose is where technology triumphs over reality. haha.
i have noticed this effect when i see images of works of art of the old masters in digital format and it looks so perfect, then i get to see the actual painting and notice the paint strokes and age or varnish obscuring the details in the original that distracts from the picture. i find i prefer viewing the art in its digital format rather than the original. maybe that is why i am not that interested in seeing the original. in london it is easy to go to the museums and see the original well known paintings of the old masters. but they are often poorly lit or have light reflecting off it, so it is hard to make out the picture. you can really see the picture better if u view it digitally.
so i suppose making a digital copy and then printing it out to a large size is the way to go and that would iron out the wrinkles and remove the imperfections that the original paper will have.
November 5, 2014 at 16:57
I guess you did not notice there is a big line on the left hand side of the paper which is not supposed to be there if it was stretched. 😄
November 5, 2014 at 17:04
hi, haha, now u mentioned it,i had to look again at the picture and then i notice it, but really it is nothing. it does not affect the image or mood at all. perhaps it is because i am not a perfectionist, that is why i dont notice these things. well, i am glad i am not a perfectionist.
November 5, 2014 at 17:08
Would you like a copy of the painting without the watermark? I can send it to you right away. With high resolution so it would look much better on your screen. 😊
November 5, 2014 at 17:12
oh yes, now u mentioned it , i notice the watermark. it does not distract from work actually. but then i have the ability to remove any distractive detail from my sight, and let it fall onto my blind spot. haha. i find that a great ability to perfect in life. thanks so much for the offer of sending me the image. i would love that. send it to xxxxx
November 5, 2014 at 15:05
Reblogged this on alifesgayventure and commented:
i just have to reblog this as i want to see it again and again. this is one picture that i would love to have hang on my wall just so i can see it everyday. it is so calming. there is something about bamboo i find that is just so uplifting to see in the form of this chinese brush technic.
November 6, 2014 at 05:27
LOVE THIS!!! And if you would like to send it to me in Canada…my address is… :0)
November 6, 2014 at 05:42
Hiya Ramona, long time no see. How is everything? Don’t think many westerners like bamboos. If you like it, I too can let you have it. Deliver to your doorstep, of course by the Sing post lol. 😄
November 6, 2014 at 17:55
The lighting you’ve created is very nice,
February 21, 2015 at 23:05
I love this one as well. And Yes, westerners do like bamboo. As for me, that is one of the most Asian and exotic plants of any! I see you have many other pictures of the bamboo, but this one looks like it is taken straight out from a misty morning in a bamboo forest, and my favorite indeed. Thumbs up- several times!!!!
February 21, 2015 at 23:11
Aww, you are so sweet. Listen, if you like it, just pick any paintings I’ll have them mounted and send them to your address anywhere. But I must warn you, these are all student practices. (Note:some of the paintings have been taken too).
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