*Dip the sumi ink in the brush five steps of ink dip procedure to get gradation Stump on to turn the ink into brush First light ink, then take more black one. The most black ink in the ink stone, is the last dip before starting draw *Before starting to draw Well-organized is not good in sumi-e beauty White space is the part of your work *Stroke* Keep the elbow the same height, don't snap the hand ankle in order to get the leave tail. Keep the same power in one stroke otherwise you lose the black ink *Leaves* Slow in, then push hard, wipe out Inside start to draw One group must be close The angle of leaves needs difference The space of each leave in-between must be difference *Stem* Short start, longer then. Slide on the point, strong push, then wipe out *Brush* Keep the shape right Need wash out every time your stroke finish Sumi-ink gets lighter when it dried. Contrast between black and white is important How to draw bamboo with sumi ink video http://kw.cocolog-nifty.com/suibokuba/2006/11/bamboo_sumie_dr_ae12.html 墨絵.jp http://sumi-e.jp/ にもあります