Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Art and Beauty Tuesday

For today's Art and Beauty Tuesday, I have embedded a YouTube video showing Kazu Shimura drawing a sparrow in ink.  I love the different textures and even colors he gets just with black ink. There is much beauty in simplicity.

Drawing in black only, like writing haiku, can lend a certain freedom and creativity from the somewhat artificial parameters set by the medium.

5 comments:

Michele said...

you always amaze me with your poetry, and art shows on the blog. wonderful yet again!

laymonk777 said...

Fantastic Video. I love the reminder of the power in the most simplistic things. Thanks for sharing. Tweeted to my followers, all 63 of them. :-)

Dymphna said...

Wow! Thanks so much!!!

Barbara said...

I love Japanese art. He handles the brush with such control and restraint. I could never do that because I can't see the image in my head first and my tremor wouldn't let me do such fine work. It's so inspiring to see great talent like this.

Dymphna said...

The painting is so beautiful and detailed in its simplicity. I'm glad you liked it.

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