See the video of the painting process HERE
Quite some time ago I stopped doing these Japanese styled paintings because I no longer could think of any possible things to do or ways to do it. About a year later I realized that I had only barely scratched the surface and that there are so many things that I can do. Traditional Japanese art has so many different styles, so many different ways to express things, and there are also so many Pokemon that fit the style more than well.
For some reason I had completely overlooked one of the most obvious and the most fitting subjects for a painting like this. Ho-Oh is probably one of the best subjects for a Japanese styled painting, not only because birds are very often depicted in them but because of the legend, because of Tin Tower and Ekruteak city.
I think I will be doing more paintings like this in the future. I do have ideas for pictures with bolder outlines, the ones I've been doing the most, but I think it is refreshing to do things a bit differently and experiment different styles. This piece was also quite experimental. I have been using inks more or less in my paintings but this is the first painting with more than two colours that I have done in inks only. I didn't even touch a finleliner or my watercolours. Just inks and brushes. And coffee to dye the paper.
I also streamed the whole painting process and it was a lot of fun. I'll see if I could do a timelapse of the video since it was uninterrupted and features the whole painting process.
Anyway, I hope you like it!Media Coffee | Cartiera Magnani Portofino watercolour paper | inksTime taken 6-7 hoursPokemon c Nintendo GamefreakArt c ShadeofShinon