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01-29-2013, 05:52 PM
In the line drawing style of a typical 17th century Chinese album leaf, but much simplified ... iPhone 4 with drawing layer mounted on digital rice paper ...
Adding second leaf in similar style ... pencil on iPhone 4 on digital rice paper ...

01-30-2013, 04:32 AM
I love this CPete, I totally love this. The range of indigo's, the design....would love to see this on a large canvas.

01-30-2013, 04:47 AM
Pete great drawings on both

D Akey
01-30-2013, 04:56 AM
Nice effect Pete!

01-30-2013, 06:33 AM
... thanks everyone ... and Alexandra, inspired also by your whimsical line drawings :)

01-30-2013, 06:35 AM
great line drawing and interesting build up of color.

01-30-2013, 08:55 AM
Simple and beautiful. :D

01-30-2013, 03:31 PM
hi gary, copespeak, thanks :) ...

"Red peony" is the final album leaf in this series, and is done in the "xieyi" or freehand brushwork typical of Bada Shanren, a 17th century Chinese calligraphist and painter known for his eccentric behavior, which can be seen also in his odd and highly personal style of painting ... For this reason, he sometimes is thought of as the founder of modern Chinese ink and wash painting ...

For the gradated washes, this red peony was done with watercolor on the iPad, then mounted on tinted digital rice paper ...

01-31-2013, 12:23 AM
I love peony and your work is really good:). Great wash in the last;)

01-31-2013, 03:04 AM
Pete, just love your buildup of the beautiful colors, patience pays off lol

01-31-2013, 06:03 AM
hi silvy, thanks! ... pat, you know, it takes a lot of work to make it look spontaneous :)

01-31-2013, 10:06 PM
I love the read peony in particular. It looks almost self painted true!

02-01-2013, 04:00 AM
Caesar, thank you, I wish I could achieve the transparencies you often get in your drawings! ... I was trying for digital inks, which in my mind should look different than watercolor, but a lot of the feeling of ink comes across through the underlying texture of the support, so that's where I concentrated my efforts ...