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Brushes by Himmapaan Brushes by Himmapaan
A few of my dozens of traditional Chinese brushes, which I have come to use quite regularly in my work, alongside my 'Western' ones. Some ink had been ground on the inkstone, and there is some strongly brewed black tea in the blue and white dish (emerging from the refrigerator looking as though milk had been added to it, though none was). I had hoped to use both in a not dissimilar way to the Self Portrait (below) in a piece of work. In the event, I subsequently changed my mind and used neither (I continued using the brushes though).

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Theillst Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I love these brushes. Not that I use them. While I do hve some, I have no ide what to do with them!
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dark brown one works like magic right :P At least for me... althought they are some wood-made black ones that are awesome.

And youw workplace is so neat :O
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They are all pretty magical. ^_^

Oh, I'm afraid it's not neat at all, trust me. ^^;
LG-Young Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
So prettily laid out. My poor brushes just get laid on the side of the sink, with nary a place to lay their damp sabled heads.
Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have two Chinese brushes but seldom use them :/ you've inspired me to actually try doing an image (maybe the triceratops one? ) with only them ^_^

*Even your tools are beautiful! no wonder your illustrations have such delicate and magic property :)
Rincs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I know that this was just a picture of your brushes, but somehow, I felt really, really drawn to it. Thanks for sharing~
TeresaClark Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sharing this little spot of your workplace. All the ink stuff looks amazing (ink eludes me that's why I admire you the most for).
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a similar set of Chinese brushes and porcelain rests. I haven't been able to use the brushes as well because they hold so much water.
bookstoresue Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Does black tea really work well as a wash? I have stained paper with coffee before, but it never occurred to me to use tea like a watercolor....
Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your workplace is a piece of art by itself :-)
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