Bamboo with Full Moon

I’ve always liked Chinese Brush Painting and Sumi-e for the way the essence of a subject can be conveyed with just a few brush strokes. I recently bought some brushes and ink and have been practicing. Holding the brush correctly was odd at first but it really did become more natural — I’ve even started to hold pens and my tablet stylus the same way :)

This is one of the first paintings I did on rice paper. It was done with a large orchid bamboo brush and a small detail brush.

Bamboo and Moon