This type of art is called sumi meaning Japanese ink painting with the sumi black soot base ink. I love the depth one can achieve with this type of medium ....I got in this form for an Arts & Science competition in the SCA [link] Society for Creative Anachronism
apologize for the photos of theses i no longer have a camera or scanner and got these took by a friend. This is the book i made telling all about Sumi
I love the society it has help me try and reach for something i would ordinarily never known about or achieve
I have found my new favorite style of art!
sumi ink on rice paper