Willow World.  by AlienVisitor

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*Dedicated to “Shanghaiwu” ,this work was inspired by her beautiful art.

A combination of Sumi & Computer the Ancient and the Modern.

The base of this image is Suminagashi, known in the west as Sumi ( Ancient ).
It is Japanese water painting using inks, natural minerals, stylus, brushes
and I use a hand fan to move the medium.
Sometimes if there is a nice wind blowing in the window, then nature lends a hand.

The willow leaves are from Japanese hand painted papers, tree itself is from one of my early hand made marbled papers. The background of mountains and water is my sumi work.
I took it into Photoshop and played around with it in layers. (Modern)
Japanese Paper Marbling ( Suminagashi )

One floats ink on unthickened water and then urges the spots of color into concentric bands using a spreading agent.
The bands of color thus made are teased into images using either a hair stylus, hand held fan or even a breath of air.
Finally the image is transfered onto absorbant rice paper or silk and allowed to dry.

Sumi is ideal for artists who have little time but wish to produce decorated papers or silk.*


Everyone needs an escape. This is mine!

My imagination is my art it is

“Art & Stories Beyond Earth”

My creations seem to escape from the very fabric of space & time, they are but a window into a future that awaits just beyond the Bounds of Earth.

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  • Anita Donohoe
    Anita Donohoeover 7 years ago

    David, this is lovely!

  • AlienVisitor
    AlienVisitorover 7 years ago

    Thank you Anita.

  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityover 7 years ago

    Just plain stunning. Wow!!!!!

  • Linda  Tenenbaum
    Linda Tenenbaumover 7 years ago

    This is amazing, I love it!

  • AlienVisitor
    AlienVisitorover 7 years ago

    Thank you Linda.

  • AlienVisitor
    AlienVisitorover 7 years ago

    Thank you for adding this Catalin.


  • Care
    Careover 7 years ago

    Hi David! Got your bubblemail!….Ah….I see…beautiful picture…..Suminagashi looks like a lot of fun!!….What sort of natural minerals would you use?

  • Gregoryno6
    Gregoryno6over 7 years ago

    Great marbling, I think, is the appropriate comment.
    Don’t be losing your marbles, David.

  • AlienVisitor
    AlienVisitorover 7 years ago

    Thanks Gregory,yes I think Jemiljan should have put it in a journal,but I guess she liked it!


  • bobdollar
    bobdollarover 7 years ago

    Wow, great image. it really caught my eye, fantastic work!

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