This is an absolutely incredible example of cultural art. This was filmed by a tourist who whilst in Japan stumbled upon this small shop where an artist is at a table with a rather large rectangular sheet of paper in front of him surrounded by a large variety of artist brushes, pots of inks and a wide selection of acrylic and watercolor paints.
He begins by taking a fine rounded brush and after applying a liberal amount of black ink to it he begins to paint black flicks in quick short bursts in the top right corner to form the dragon’s head. He uses a slightly larger paint brush in a different fashion to style some quite compacted circle which after a few seconds begins to imitate the scales of the dragon.
The shape of the brush is quite unique, mainly due to the fact it has done the same style of painting for so long works beautifully to create areas of really dark intense black ink but also very transparent shades all with the same stroke which in in turn creates a very nice sense of depth. Larger brushes are used to form the thick powerful body of the dragon and this is the part that really has to be seen to be believed as the artists control with the brush is just fascinating to watch.
Considering the entire ink painting was done in 9 mins its another one of those areas of art which is just a sheer highlight of an artist’s talent and their ability to be a master of their area. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this art video and found myself becoming quickly engrossed and absorbed with his artistic abilities. What do you think?