Ink and Wash / Sumi-e Technique and Learning – The Use of Ink


How to Control the Ink Tone in Ink and Wash / Sumi-e Painting?

An ink and wash painting does not only consist of outlines and texture strokes. A main aesthetic element in ink and wash painting is the importance of the ink tone and the different shades of ink that can be depicted within one brush stroke. The ink Tone can be controlled through filling the brush, the angle of the brush, as well as pressure and speed used during painting.

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