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Sparrow Ink Drawing

Hi there.

Sparrows are very popoular here, but I haven't known much about them. You pay few attention things common around you. They have brown color feather which I haven't seen cute in childhood.

My reminds of sparrow is small, chattering, hopping and black spot on cheak. These four points compose the sparrow for me. If you share at least one of the impressions that I have, and I can depict my brain image on paper, this sparrow ink drawing would succeed.

Tips:

Head: The ink is not so black. The brush must lies until the table horizontal line. The top of the hair would touch the first on paper and draw back little like five mili-centimeter, then the whole hair touch the paper. The shape of the brush goes to the shape of sparrow's head. The gradation of the brush goes to the gradation of the head. The round shape of head looks like the kid sparrow.

Wash the brush and put very black ink on it, squeeze water out

Eye: The positon of eye is the center of the bay of the round head you dipict first. Sparrow's eye positions in the dark hair because of defense against the attack. In sumi-e drawing, the pursuit of reality would hide the eye in black ink sea in this case. We draw the south sphere of eye.

Beak: Continuouslly, the beak drawing. You need the brush twist around (or turn around??), I mean you hold the brush like when you use a fountain pen. The beak positions the first touch point of head.

Black spot: This is the most black part of sparrow drawing. The positon of spot is the most important part as well, in order for your sumi-e paiting to look like sparrow. The tip for it is that the base line of the spot must the same position of the head. The base of the spot separetes the head from the body.

Wash the brush. Put very light ink and squeeze the top the hair of brush to make it flat.

Body: The round stroke would give the light white feather. The breast position must be curved with this part.

Wash the brush. Put black ink and squeeze the hair to make it flat.

Feather: One of the failure reason for the sparrow ink drawing is too long and big feather. The feather can be 2 cm shorter than what you thought before starting to draw. 2 storkes is enough for the feather. Take breathe when the hair of the brsuh touch the paper and then sweep out. That generates gradation of feather. Sweep with quick.

Wash the brush. Put black ink and squeeze the hair to make it flat.

Tail: The tail is short as well. Sweep out stroke. The tail does  not need connect with the body.

Wash the brush. Put very black ink and squeeze thte water out of the hair.

Legs: To keep sparrow cute, the legs don't need the reality. The starting point to draw the leg is the white body line. The light ink and this time black ink will be blurred, the moment of which I love ! The back nail might be omitted. Please reference the below video and explanation photo. and if you have question, ask me thru facebook, twitter or youtube, etc.

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