Tag Archive: inkwash

Paper Crane and Cherry Blossoms

In Japanese culture, the crane symbolizes longevity and good fortune, while cherry blossoms represent the ephemeral nature of life. I recently rediscovered some stylized cherry blossom (sakura) art that I had drawn a… Continue reading

Paper Crane

The paper crane (orizuru) is a classic Japanese origami design. This illustration began as a February 2017 pen and ink drawing of my hand-folded paper crane. The drawing was scanned at 1200 dpi… Continue reading


From my daily drawings… Porcupine – pen and ink. Drawn with a TWSBI Mini fountain pen (extra fine nib) using Platinum Carbon Ink. Shaded with a Kuretake no. 8 fountain brush pen filled… Continue reading