Super Simple Sumi-e


With a few strokes of brush and ink and the simple instructions found in Super Simple Sumi-e, you can learn the art of this traditional Asian painting and capture the spirit of many charming animals from pandas to swallows and rabbits to dragons!

Super Simple Sumi-e is intended for creative children (ages 8 and up) and curious adults who want to enjoy the magic of sumi painting.  In this little book you will learn simple techniques, how to make various sumi-e brush strokes,  and how to create the wonderful animals you will find in the book.  Click here for a sample lesson and resources for supplies.

Praise for Super Simple Sumi-e

“Like Ed Emberley, the artist offers clear, step-by-step instructions . . . Charming, practical, and a good guide to using a brush to create simple illustrations.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Yvonne Palka is an accomplished sumi painter who transfers her love of this ancient Chinese style of brush painting through books and workshops for children and adults. In a delightfully illustrated pictorial instructional guide, the reader is shown how to use a few simple strokes using brush, ink, and paper to animate a page.” — Seattle Book Review

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