Wednesday, December 24, 2008

An experiment

I wanted to try and do something different. I had been looking at a bunch of Japanese lettering tattoos on the web. I also like the way I was able to work wet on wet with the oils and create a nice texture to the background. I studied the different "Kanji" and decided I loved the look and the meaning of 'yume' or dream in Japanese. I tried to recreate the calligraphy style of the large brush strokes for the kanji 'yume' and then wrote the Hiragana 'yume' in white on top of it. I thought it turned out pretty well. I liked the end result and I've thought of doing another but I have decided which Kanji to render yet. Maybe I'll be inspired by something later.

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