To begin my Sumie bird panting I start off by painting the branch

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Then I add the outline for the bird in black.

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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.

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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.

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