I love drawing on these Japanese book pages. It changes the look and feel of the design, and it also changes the process. The characters add dimension and depth to these really cool drawings.
Bamboo design using blue ink on Japanese book page.
Drawing with ink is an unexpectedly freeing process. I have to let go of fear - fear of making mistakes, fear of imperfection, fear of judgement. There is no planning, simply following the next instinctive mark. Adding the shadows brings out depth and adds life to the piece. The result is an unexpected delight. Please enjoy this Intuitive Ink Drawing enhanced with graphite shadowing.
Ink, graphite, Japanese book page