One Stroke

I started this piece by laying down some watercolor washes. Then after the paper was fully dry, I created the black lines using a folded ruling pen to apply ink. The ruling pen is still a new tool for me, but I love the straight lines, angles, and other effects that it makes possible. I should also say that while this may look like an Asia language to some, it is not. Inspired by calligraphic writing I’ve seen someplace? Quite likely, but there’s not a direct connection to anything as far as I can tell. These pieces sometimes “create themselves” and so any deeper background influences are hard to discern.


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