Some living creatures, like shrimps and crabs, may not look as sophisticated, or as beautiful as other animals. Our challenge in these lessons is to find and bring out the beauty and quality that is within them.
In this course, you will learn to translate the shapes and form of these creatures into brush strokes to create a finished painting. The first section of this ink painting course focuses on step-by-step learning of how to paint shrimps and crabs in their natural surroundings, creating your first composition in black ink. While the second section of the course provides opportunity to experiment with using colour to paint dragon shrimps and larger crabs.
You will also learn to paint water plants, water pebbles and clam shells to accompany your shrimps and crabs.
IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL:
✥ Learn how to prepare your workspace
✥ Learn how to hold the brush and make your own ink
✥ Exercise the brush to make fluent lines
✥ Learn step-by-step how to paint small and larger shrimps
✥ Add water plants to your composition
✥ Learn step-by-step how to paint small and larger crabs
✥ Learn to paint playful crabs
✥ Create your very own beautiful ink and colour paintings
✥ Deepen your experience of the meditative nature of ink painting
THE LESSON ALSO INCLUDES:
✥ Tools and materials check-list
✥ Downloadable PDF worksheet to accompany each lesson
✥ Additional compositions for you to practice in your own time
Upon completion of your lesson you will achieve at least two new composition of shrimps and crabs. You will become more confident using the Japanese ink and watercolour. You will further your understanding of this practice, and discover an open gate to further your own creative journey.
THIS LESSON IS FOR YOU IF:
✥ You want to learn how to paint shrimps and crabs using traditional Japanese brushes, ink, colour and paper.
✥ You may not have previous experience, but are excited to explore and learn a new way of painting.✥ You love the way of Japanese ink painting and wish to practice further, explore and develop your skills and abilities.
PreviewPromo - Small shrimps (0:24)
StartIntroduction on painting shrimps (1:36)
StartBrush practices - 'Fine-middle-thick line' (2:25)
StartPainting a small shrimp (2:09)
StartPainting water plants and water pebbles (3:06)
StartShrimps - Ink composition I (5:13)
PreviewPromo -Dragon shrimps (0:24)
StartPainting dragon shrimps in colour (4:30)
StartDragon shrimps - Ink and colour composition II (5:10)
StartSoul meditation - About the nature of softness and hardness (0:37)
StartShrimps lesson - Outro (0:54)
Start2 additional compositions for you to practice in your own time
Start2 Brush practices - 'Side brush' / 'pause-move-pause' (3:09)
StartPainting a small crab (2:26)
StartCreate your own painting - Composition I (4:51)
StartPainting big crabs and clam shells (10:44)
StartCreate your own painting - composition II - Ink & Colour (8:02)
StartSoul meditation - About the nature of waiting (0:43)
StartPlayful crabs - Composition III (4:29)
Start3 additional compositions for you to practice in your own time
StartCrabs lesson - Outro (1:00)
Talia is an artist, a practitioner and a teacher of traditional Japanese ink painting. Following years of teaching, her love and passion for this artistic medium has now prompted her to create ArtBrush - online school for the studies of Japanese ink painting. The school is designed for students of all levels, from around the world, who are excited to learn, explore and discover the joy of ink painting and its many facets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Very detailed and informative course ! I have always been an admirer of Asian traditional painting and this course provided me of an insider's look of this magic world. With the help of Talia and the ARTBRUSH online courses, I have managed to learn, exercise and master special brushwork techniques otherwise unaccesible to me. I also got an overall understanding of the aesthetics around this beautiful world of ink painting.
I totally recommend this!
— Olympia T. Artist & Writer
As a beginner in Japanese Ink Painting, Talia's approach to teaching made me feel completely comfortable. I have learnt so much about the history, processes and application of Ink Painting and cannot wait to continue pursuing my newfound skill set even further. I would recommend ArtBrush to everyone, no matter of capability, it's a truly unique school which allows for dedicated and encouraging learning.
— Holly G. Artist