I made this postcard in April, 2022, inspired by a class I was taking at the time that compared Eastern and Western art. I was thinking of the scrolls I had seen in class that contained poetry and artwork.
I decided to draw on the tradition of etegami to guide me. I’ve done a somewhat loose interpretation, by illustrating a haiku (written by me) rather than including a simple phrase, but I stuck with the idea of mail art, spontaneous art work, and something pleasant that a person would like to receive in the mail.
Here is the first one:
I used India ink and a bamboo brush, and I painted the colors with gouache. It’s done on a watercolor paper postcard.
I love this
Thank you. These were so fun to do. I have some more haiku and cards on my table right now waiting for a free moment.
Excellent idea. I nearly always paint with a calligraphy brush. They just feel better to me. (K)
Yes. I really like them. I feel they give my work of this kind such a more interesting and richer feel to the lines.
Thank you. Simple materials and I think that helps in this kind of image. You work quickly and don’t get caught up in details.
Beautiful…serene and quiet….your work inspires me. ❤
Thank you. I like working with these materials and I also enjoy illustrating something I have written.
Your flat, muted color goes so well with your lively lines, beautiful piece, Claudia!
Thank you. I liked doing these and I’m going to try some more soon. The brush is so friendly to this kind of work. And here is a place for the little kit of gouache paints that somehow seemed to fit the need here.