Paint Sumi Bamboo
Sumi-e means "black ink painting" in Japanese. One of the most traditional and easily recognizable examples of sumi-e is the traditional bamboo painting.
In this video, artist Karen Elaine demonstrates the classical art of sumi-e with a demonstration of the traditional bamboo painting.
This video was originally livestreamed on the Yasutomo Facebook page on Friday, 9/15/23.
- Bamboo Fudemaki Roll-Up Brush Holder with Pockets (FM4A)
- Porcelain Saucer (WCW210)
- Specific brushes for painting the bamboo:
- Wa Fude Maki, 5/16″ x 15/16″ (WF4) - for the bamboo stalk
- Wa Fude Hanamichi, 3/8″ x 1 15/16 (WF5) - for a thicker stalk
- Wa Fude Hokushou, 9/16″ x 2 5/16″ (WF7) - for an even thicker stalk
- All Purpose Brush, Size 00, 1/16" x 3/4" (SW00) - for painting the stems
- Wa Fude Kiyo, 5/32" x 1 1/6" (WF1) - for painting the leaves
- Shikishi Board 5″ x 7″ 3 pack - Hosho, Gasen, Torinoko (HY300)
- Traditional Chinese Ink, Golden Black (CG18)
- Traditional Chinese Ink, Silver Black (CS18)
- Fusion Brushes (FS series)
For an easy, shoppable overview of the items used in this demo, visit our Paint Sumi Bamboo collection HERE.
Want more sumi-e and ink painting videos? You might like these:
Karen mentioned artist Virginia Lloyd Davies for great sumi-e videos and tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/@VirginiaLloydDavies