In 2017 I began experimenting with traditional Chinese brushes and ink. Initially the goal was to create textures I could integrate into my digital work. But I enjoyed the whole process of making the ink and the feeling of the materials so much that I wanted to learn more about the techniques used in the classic Chinese ink paintings.
Painted while talking with a friend, just letting the conversation flow while building up the landscape intuitively. Made with chinese ink diluted in the tea we were having.
Painted early morning on a visit to my parents. The materials for these types of paintings are surprisingly portable. I tend to use only one size brush per painting.
Several cat studies, trying to understand which shapes correspond to which brush techniques. The first one is a study of a painting by the painter Liu Jiyou.
Incorporating these brush strokes into digital work is something I'm constantly exploring