Horseshoe Crab caught in BP Oil Spill by dosankodebbie

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This is one of a series of Etegami I drew for the Ripple Project, to help raise support for the NPOs which were trying to rescue the wildlife caught in the mess of the BP Oil Spill.

Materials used for this piece are sumi ink, gansai paints, and absorbent washi cardstock. The drawing tools I used are a bamboo quill pen and a natural fiber Japanese coloring brush. Dimensions of the original work are 10cm x 15cm (approx. 4” x 6”).


etegami, horsehoe crab, japan, ocean, sumi, washi, watercolor, wildlife rescue

I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.

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  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks. I wish the scanned image had come out better…

    – dosankodebbie

  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raealmost 4 years ago

    Blessings to you for contributing your incredible art work for such a great cause!

  • You are sweet to say so. It was an honor to contribute, and it ended up being a maturing experience for me as an artist too.

    – dosankodebbie

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