To begin my Sumie bird panting I start off by painting the branch
Then I add the outline for the bird in black.
After I have the outlines set. I go through with grey to put small details into the birds body and tail. I also start to make the cherry blossom flowers.
Lastly I go back through with black ink to make details around the flowers and write the Kanji. For this painting I choose the word Love. For the final touch I add my name stamp to the bottom corner.