Chrysanthemum Sumi-e - 菊 -


水墨画 菊の描き方

花びら

  • 筆先を平らに、少しだけ先を狭めます。
  • 少し濃い薄墨を使います。
  • 花芯に近い花びらは、まだ若く元気が良いので、少し力強く描きます。
  • 筆を紙に下し、半秒程度待ち、そこから筆を払います。半秒待つことで、花びらの先端の色味を表現します。
  • また、平らにした筆先の筆跡が、そのまま花びら先端の丸みを表現します。
  • 少しだけ軸を回転させることで、花びらに曲線を付けます。
  • ただし、筆の動きは直線で、曲げたりはしません。
  • 花芯は、8枚で描きます。軸の回転で、8枚が球体に見えるよう花びらに曲線を付けます。筆を払う方向に注意。全ての花びらが一つの点を目指しているように描きます。
  • 外側の花びらは、花芯より長く。花びらの根元は全て中心に。
  • 菊の花の形は、横長、ダイヤモンド型に収まるように描きます。

  • 一つの葉は、8回で描きます。
  • 全て中心から葉の先端へ筆を動かします。
  • 最初は、葉の最上部の部分、次に中、最後に最下部の部分。

---------------------

Chrysanthemum, wow we call it 'Kiku'. Too long word to remember in English :)

Anyway, the chrysanthemum recalls me of the funeral. At the funeral, the photo of the dead is displayed surrounded with lots of small yellow chrysanthemum.

The word for 'kiiku', chrysanthemum in Japan, was used for the name(both boys and girls ) until seventy or eighty year's ago(the grand father age). There is a Kitano's film called 'KIKU-jiro no Natsu', the summer of KIKU-jiro. Jiro is often used for the second sun's name.

So, what I want to say here, the chrysanthemum is not pop or cute flower which you might not choose ones for the girlfriend's birthday gift. 

Tips:

1. Petal :

  • Light ink with small squared the tip  of the hair of the brush(fude-saki). You squeeze fudesaki after dipping the ink.
  • The squared fudesaki depict the round tip of the petal.
  • Draw the center part of the flower. This part of the flower still like a bud, so the drawing stroke must be  short and hard touch. It has little curving and sweeping at the last part of stroke.
  • You take a half breath at the first touch of fudesaki on the paper. That moment gives the round shape of the petal tip and more importantly the blacker color of the tip.
  • Eight strokes for the center part.

2. Surrounding petals :

  • Petals around the center are longer and winding.
  • The shape of fudesaki is the same as well.
  • Every stroke must be toward the center. Think the real petals are connected at the center and each petal grow from the one point.
  • 3. Leaves :
  • Almost the same as asagao leaves drawing.
  • One leaf is depicted by eight strokes. Top left, middle left, the bottom, the middle right, then top right.  Two for each small part of leaves.
  • The bottom part ; You bring the body of the brush (jiku) down toward yourself at the last move of the stroke. At that time,  the body part of fude hair must touch on the paper. You pull fude up, then the round shape will show up. That is the tip of the leaf. Use fude as a stamp.
  • Wash fude.
  • Bend the fude hair on the cloth.
  • Put the very black ink on the ink stone on the behind of the bent fuse hair.
  • Then, draw the thin vein line on the leaf.
  • The line won't show up until the ink becomes dry.
  • Draw lighter black leaves behind very black one.  Remember, draw black one first.

Stems:

  • Wash fude and bend the fude hair on the cloth.
  • Put the very black ink on the ink stone.
  • Draw stem lines. 

Here's drawing video.



Enjoy :)





Cosmos Sumi-e Drawing - 秋桜 (コスモス) -

Some might think cosmoses are pretty slightly flower because we see them dancing in the Autumn wind.

But if you see carefully, you notice cosmos has thick petal. So, when you draw cosmos, you have to have heavy touch on petal part, and soft and thin touch on the stem.

Tips :

1. Petal

  • Heavy black ink.
  • Fork the tip of the hair so that you can depict the divided top of the cosmos petal. To folk it, squeeze, or press only the tip after putting the ink.You can give two strokes for one petal.
  • Shape the tip square. (Remember, you always must have good shape of the brush hair before starting to draw)
  • Drawing direction : Top to the center. Use only the tip part of the hair. You start to draw at the very light touch and keep lightly while moving.
  • At the end of stroke, you pull the brush up little to express the petal end edge shape, which is the connection part with each petal and stamen(the body of the flower).
  • Eight petals in one set. Top two petals first, then the both side of the top and the bottom. The length of the bottom petals are shorter than the top ones. You can accent the length depend on which side the flower face turns in.
  • The flower face direction is important to give your drawing the sense of the flow.    
  • Don't refill ink during the petal drawing. One supply for one set of the flower. You can get good gradation in the one set of the flower.

2. Stamen

  • Need the very black ink. Bend the brush hair. The same shape as the line drawing.
  • Then, just point on the paper, making circle.

3. Stem and leaves

  • Light black ink. Bending hair shape.
  • Both the stem and leaves of the cosmos are so slim.
  • You don't need to be careful about stem and leaves.

Enjoy :)


水墨画コスモス描き方

 

水墨画コスモス(秋桜)の描き方

コスモス(秋桜)、細い葉っぱと、テレビで風に揺れてるイメージが強いので、可憐な感じがしますが、花びらは太く、立派です。

花びらの向き、色、場所で、1枚の紙にどんな「流れ」を生み出すか?考えてから、描き始めます。

1. 花びら

  • 花びらの先っぽが、二つに割れてるので、筆の先を割ったり、2回に分けて描くと雰囲気がでます。
  • 花びらは8枚。上2枚を描き、両脇、下部分という順番で描くと、形を取りやすいです。
  • 風を受けてゆらゆらしている感じ、細い茎の先に花びらがついている雰囲気は、花を色々な方向に向かせるとでます。花の方向は、花びらの長さを変えて描きます。
  • 下の花びらを短く、上を長くすると、咲いた直後、上を向いてる感じ、左側を長く、右側を短く描くと、横を向いた感じ、下を向かせるには、上の花びらを短く、下側を長くします。
  • また、1つの花は、墨を付け足さないで描くと、徐々に色あせていく濃淡がシブいです。濃い花、薄い花を描くと、距離感がでます。自分が一番訴えたい花の向き、位置、形、の花は一番濃く描いてアピールしましょう。

2. めしべ、おしべ

  • 真ん中のめしべ、おしべも、結構大きく。

3. 茎、葉

  • 茎や葉は、薄墨で。筆は線描と同じ形にします。
  • それぞれの花に茎がついていることだけ意識しながら、描きます。実際のコスモスの茎が絡み合っているように、絵でもそれほど律儀に描く必要はありません。



Waterfall - 滝 -





How to draw a waterfall in sumi-e technique

1. Rocks drawing

Outline with the thick line.  First, lighter black (and lots of water in the heir of the brush. ) is used.
Then, the black ink (with not much water) lined along with the lighter lines. This black line depicts the shadow.
So, you have to think of which way the sun light comes from to this water fall scenery.

2. Waterfalling drawing

Flat the hair of the brush. then draw the square stroke.
Remember, you always have to shape the brush good before start drawing. A good shape and carrying the appropriate volume of water deliver the great sumi-e panting.
In this case, waterfall is water so the brush is better to be moisturized more than usual.   
The top of the waterfall must be the square shape because there would be thr river runs over there and the surface is flat.

3. The basin (water pool) of the waterfall

The blank of the water pool shows you there is spray of the water.

Enjoy :)

水墨画 滝の描き方

1. 岩

薄墨で岩の輪郭を両岸に描きます。下は大きく、上は小さく。
次に、濃墨で、影を描きます。太陽がどの位置にあり、光線がどのように入っているのかイメージしながら。

2. 滝

筆を指で平らにして、描きます。
滝の描き出しは、水平に。盛り上がらないように。

3. 滝壺

水しぶきは、白いまま残します。
岩陰、水深が深い場所は、濃墨で。

   

«Sumi-e Exhibition in Tokyo