Modern Japanese Painting Techniques : A Step-by-Step Beginner's Guide
This book makes it easy to create and admire wonderful Japanese-style paintings and portraits!
Modern Japanese-style paintings are recognizable by their restrained use of three-dimensionality and perspective, reliance upon expressive lines, and the bold use of color to direct the viewer's eye. There are other ways that artists imbue their work with Japanese- inspired attributes, including through the skillful use of shape, texture, and facial expression.
Author Shinichi Fukui introduces readers to 7 notable modern Japanese artists (Kazuo Kawakami, Chiaki Takasugi, Miho Tanaka, Ryohei Nishiyama, Jose Franky, Ryohei Murata, and Keiji Yano) who specialize in shin hanga-style portraiture of Japanese women. He then presents instructions to create 21 different original paintings--from sketching models, preparing and mixing paints, blocking in color, and rendering fine details.
Using these techniques, and a bit of acrylic paint, readers will be able to create eye-catching works of art that express a timeless Japanese aesthetic.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 216 x 279 x 15.24mm | 737g
- 14 Jun 2022
- Tuttle Publishing
- Boston, United States
- 21 lessons; over 300 color illustrations