What is SUMIE?


Sumie is one of the most popular ink brush painting techniques in Asian countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.

The pictures drawn by Sumi (black ink) are generally called "Suiboku-ga" or "Sumi-e" in Japan. It is said that "Sumi-e" is the most popular way of saying overseas.

Sumi-e basically uses only black ink but sometimes uses a little bit of other pigments as well. (Sumi-e with other pigments is called Bokusaiga.)

Sumi-e came from China with Zen in 13th century. And after then, Sumi-e has made its own development in Japan.

About the painting techniques, the Sumie uses various techniques of gradation, shading, bleeding, blurring. Such techniques can be obtained through changing the amount of water added to the ink. I'm sure you will be absorbed in mastering this technique.


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Who is YUKA?


Hello, I am a Japanese painter and have opened my Art Studio in the Netherlands since 2016. I would be so happy to enjoy paintings with you together:)


Painting

2018

the Foreign Minister’s Award in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan

2017

Display in Singapore-Japan Ink Painting Exchange Exhibition at Visual Arts Centre in Singapore

2016

the Cyuugokubijutuhousya Prize in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan

2015

the Semi-grand Prize in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan

2011

the prize in the international public exhibition of Salon des Artistes Francais (display in Grand Palais national museum) in Paris

2011

Display in the international public exhibition of ‘Encre et papierid; versite’s asiatiques’ (at Espace des Blancs-Manteaux de la Mairie du 4e arrondissement) in Paris

2010

the incentive award in the international public exhibition of The International Sumi-e Association (display in The National Art Center, Tokyo) in Japan


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What kind of brush can I use for SumiE?

I recommend you to use "weasel" for SumiE.

What kind of color can I use for SumiE?

You can use any water color. I am using Chinese painting color, "Maries". You can get it in Amazon, Ebay and so on.

Can I take a private lesson?

Sure, please go to my Facebook to make a reservation. € 65 / hr (excluded tax)