Sumi-e Painting of a Rooster Using Its Calligraphy

A method overview course on painting/writing the Chinese calligraphy of the Rooster and applying it to make a Sumi-e painting.

I have created this course to give an overview and a demonstration of the method that I teach and I use in my own paintings. This method is unique, practical and very effective. It is geared towards teaching this mindful form of art, which is based on eastern culture and philosophies to people with western upbringing.

Unlike how Oriental brush painting is thought (by copying patterns and shapes) this method gives the student the real/authentic language of expression (the way of calligraphic writing) and also the ability to show his/her own vision.

To learn in depth this mindful way of seeing and painting, I invite you to start with the "Essentials for Learning Sumi-e Painting" and continue in the order presented.

Your Instructor

Lilith Ohan
Lilith Ohan

I am a contemporary Canadian artist. I have a degree in Fine arts (BFA) as well as Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Concordia University, Montreal. My life is inspired by oriental philosophies such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism, and my art is influenced by their teachings.

My paintings are in Sumi-e style, based on calligraphic strokes, where the emphasis is on capturing the mood, energy or spirit, rather than giving detailed description.

I have been teaching Sumi-e since 2007. I use a unique approach to facilitate people with Western or Eastern with modern background for easier learning of this profound form of creating.

I guide my students to truly see the subject matter as if seen for first time and convey that in their artwork. In my classes I help the students to connect to their body and with mindful presence, breath and Oriental brush to create dynamic and poetic image.

For my detailed biography, my art and the links to my social media sites please visit my website;

Course Curriculum

  Calligraphy and Its Application
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  Painting the Rooster
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