Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Black and White in Landscapes.....


One of the more interesting things about using pen and ink for landscapes is the influence on gaining drama from the elements, especially the winter of snows against the trees and buildings, or highly reflective waters and sky against the varied textures of the land...







This is so well done by the amazing Chinese artist Yu-Tang Yang, who's examples are shown here - where, using a dip pen, he has done wonders in rendering the scenes of the rural areas he is familiar with...








His works are skillfully  worked with the elements of contrast all thru the renderings, making them akin to photographs in how they display the details of nature and man...










...and show the poetic structuring of composition even with all the complexity of what nature endows upon the land...  each work displays an emotion attuned to its viewing, as is so often seen where ancient heritage so influences how one approaches the visualizations...









Make no mistake - these examples are well worth studying in themselves, as means to future ends of landscape bettering for others, to say nothing of providing inspiration to all of the possibilities pen and ink can reach to...

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