Friday, April 13, 2012

Taking things to heart...

On reading DosankoDebbie's latest post on the traditional way to paint an etegami I have taken the advice to heart and tried my hand at a more "Japanese" style. Usually I do a more illustrative type of drawing and I enjoy the challenge of using the absorbent washi cards to do a
Western style of card, often trying to make them Australian in flavour.
The camellias in our Autumn garden were a suitably Japanese subject  to have a go with.

Not entirely successful, the colours are very hard to manage and require a deft hand, practice, practice!

Contrast this with my usual style, a bit constrained but there you go, you do what you do, one's style is rather like one's personality, rather hard to change.
 (Those are my first shoes by the way)

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