Li Jun's demo painting of bamboo from the Thursday workshop.
I found this symbol particlarly moving for me as for many years now I have used the matra of 'honest, simple and noble' for my wabisabi art work. I feel the need to include this image in my signiature chock for my Asian inspired works, so I'll have to get on to creating yet another logo chock design.
So.................back to Li Jun....................
We all melted when watching how 'easily' he drew his images of bamboo. It truly was a dance of the brush across the paper.
Here is the 'step by step' - well worth trying this in your own studio. The pressure on the brush was the key to getting the thick and thin segments of the long stems and the nodes.
...signed, a bird added for a bit of focus, and quickly sold to a very happy Petrus.