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Mindful Artist: Birds and Botanicals: A meditative guide to using brush pens and ink to create birds, flowers, and more Paperback – February 8, 2022
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While harnessing the power of meditation, you will learn to create personalized pieces in black ink as well as color. There's no need to follow the instructions exactly; just make what inspires you.
Begin with an introduction to mindfulness and the connections between art and meditation. Then dive into detailed sections on the tools and materials needed to create the art in the book, as well as inking and coloring techniques, including brushstrokes.
The step-by-step projects that follow take you through the process of creating your own ink-and-brush art, with large images that illustrate the techniques and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for brushwork, adding color, and more. The layout design is airy and contemporary to match the art style.
The Mindful Artist series from Walter Foster Publishing encourages artists to enjoy working in their favorite media to create relaxing, reflective art. With this series, artists of all skill levels can learn to focus on enjoying the creative process, rather than worrying about the end result. Throughout the books are tips for practicing mindfulness and meditation through art.
Mindful Artist: Birds and Botanicals encourages you to remain zen as you create beautiful, calming artwork.
Explore even more mindful creativity with Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting.
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Drawing is an active meditation, inspired by your feelings related to the subject. You become the subject. For instance, focus your mind on the flying movement of a bird or the smell of flowers as you draw, and those things will become evident in your art. This energy is called “chi” or “ki” in Asian art, and it is expressed in this style like a dancing line.
CAPTURING THE IMAGE
Let yourself be inspired by a moment of action in the life of a natural creature. Maybe you’d also like to reflect on human life and how we might act in our own moments of movement. When you draw this bird, focus on its action and how it makes you feel, as well as what you see in nature.
CAPTURING THE IMAGE
THE ESSENCE OF A ROSE
About the Author
Monika Cilmi has a post-graduate certificate in Korean and Japanese art and an MA in fine art. She has exhibited her work internationally, and she works as both an artist and a tutor. She is passionate about both Korean and Japanese art, and she is guided by the relationship between nature and gesture. Monika is the author of Beginning Chinese Brush and Mindful Artist: Birds & Botanicals, both from Walter Foster Publishing. Learn more at www.monikacilmi.co.uk
- Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing (February 8, 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 160058926X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1600589263
- Item Weight : 1.28 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.38 x 11.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #818,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book comes with great illustrations. Chilmi offers black and colored sample paintings and lists also the tools and materials used for the various projects. The book is more than a simple workbook; the sub-title already states that it is a meditative guide. I recommend the book for all artist who are interested in the use of Japanese ink and brush pens. It can be used also by those who are interested in mindfulness and want to adapt the approach to other mediums.
The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Whilst this book uses Japanese ink brushes, it has the similar concept and the projects are very simple yet refine, and take artists to a more gentler place. I love the fact that it covers birds and botanicals as each stroke of the brush can say so much.
I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.