Then we got a lesson in color and color mixing, complimentary colors, etc. We were to next copy a drawing of a bird and paint it however we wished. Becoming comfortable using our brush, which is a long wooden handled Calligraphy brush: CC3 Yasutomo China
In this exercise we drew minimal light lines and learned about leaving white paper
in this case for a waterfall, starting with sky, painting mountains, fanning the brush to make striations in the mountain sides, and drawing trees with our paint brush.
These trees were done leaves first, then trunk. I neglected to leave white in my leaves for more branches (I'll do better next time)...and shading on the trunks using a darker color.
and I learned dry very very very quickly so you have to work fast.
Then we learned how to make people with little multicolored blobs for faces,
a sideways swish of the brush for shirts, and a downward swish for legs and skirts and pants.
Hair added to point faces in different directions. Most of mine are looking forward.
which gave them the textured look. Once dry we used a plastic knife or a credit card to
scrape off the salt. Then we used a thin bamboo spear to draw lines and trees on the hills, and water fall in between the bottom hills.
to show depth and shading. I am surprised at how realistic mine
looks to me today. I think it aged well over night. Ripened!