Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mt Fuji View 11



11th of Hokusai's 24 views of Fujiyama at Mishima-goe. Starting to feel refreshed with optimism that I can complete this journey, now that I am near the midpoint.

Rendered with blue ball point pen and sumi ink. 3 1/2 x 5 inch pocketbook moleskine.

5 comments:

Kim Saxe said...

You can complete this journey, aiko. They are priceless. I have begun the first of his eight waterfall woodblock prints. I will post it when I have finished it. (It takes me awhile.) I thank you for the idea/inspiration. I have never copied a great artist's work before. It is awe-inspiring. All my best, Kim

japochine said...

Thank you so much for enjoying these sketches. Some of the prints have so many elements, the pencil layout took longer than the actual painting. When I looked at the print upsidedown, I realized why I kept adjusting positions and angles so much. Most of it was following the angle of the mountain and most things were pointing towards Fuji. I have not studied the waterfall prints so I don't know if there is a geometric pattern going on. I look forward to your waterfall sketches. Hokusai is a good teacher. Aiko

Margaret Ann said...

I love Hokusai's work as well... and have been peeking in on your blog from time to time...I left a comment on flickr about this drawing...the colors ars so serenely perfect... What a beautiful project you are working on...you just might inspire me to do something similar in a Maruman! :)!

Sandy said...

beautiful...

japochine said...

Margaret, thanks for stopping by. Your art is always a feast for the eyes.

Sandy, thanks for visiting. I like your spoon art. Tried to leave a comment but could not open it. Did you create that double handled spoon in photoshop or is it real?

aiko