Sumi E Corell Painter

Sumi-e is an unusual, distinctive brush that uses the rake stroke in most of its variants.

The Digital Sumi-e has the most pronounced rake style but apart from the Flat Wet Sumi-e all the others display this feature in varying degrees depending on the brush type. All the examples have been used with the Clone Color option. The fine Sumi-e is one of the few variants that can resolve fine detail.

The Flat Wet Sumi-e makes a very vivid colorful clone and, because it uses the Build-up Method, the colors intensify very quickly and will build up to black with over painting.

Flat Wet Sumi
Wet Bristle Sumi-e
Venice 1570

Figure 3.100

The Rialto bridge, Venice.

Figure 3.100

The Rialto bridge, Venice.

This picture of the well-known Rialto Bridge in Venice was made using the Digital Sumi-e brush.

This brush variant gives a distinctive rake-type appearance and the enlarged detail shown in Figure 3.101 shows the brush strokes clearly.

The clone was made using a fairly large brush size with medium opacity, and cloning repeatedly until the image built up sufficient density.

It is on the outer parts of the picture where the brush marks are most evident. In the centre the picture has become much clearer by the overlapping of the brush strokes.

Figure 3.101

Detail of Sumi-e brush strokes.

Figure 3.101

Detail of Sumi-e brush strokes.

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