Lines of Sumukhwa

These pieces show the use of Lines in Asian culture to create a very special type of art known as Sumukhwa, or commonly known as Sumi-e or Ink Wash Paintings.

This painting uses soft and gentle strokes with the lines, allowing for shading and more realism.
This painting uses thicker lines in its concept, creating a more silhouette like drawing.
The scenery in this painting is very detailed. It uses large lines to create the main scenery and shadows, as well as using little lines to create the details.
This one also uses very large lines to create the silhouette style. This one includes shadows in order to portray the rocks within the bamboo forest.
This painting is extremely detailed. It contains a vast amount of small lines in order to give off details of the land and bring it to life.
Colored lines has been included in this one, which are easy to distinguish for the colored parts are not outlined. The uses of many different sized lines allow for detail and beauty to be shown.
The use of large lines was used to create a smoky, shadowy like figures and then added upon with small lines to create the small details in the rock faces and trees.
This one uses lines in different shades, allowing for the idea of multiple branches being present.
This floral painting is brought to life with many lines in both shades and colors. The leaves and vines are created with many different shades of lines.
This beautiful mountain range takes of advantage of faint lines to create vastly realistic detail and shadows. 
Though a bit more simplistic, this one definitely uses lines to create a real looking village surrounded by mountains, even if it doesn't use shadowing as much. 
The intense amount of small lines present in this painting show an overwhelming amount of detail.
This piece not only uses lines to creates a vast amount of detail for such a small canvas, if you look closely, you can see that the artwork is divided by lines, allowing for a panel filling style to create the artwork.
This fan, like the last one, is also split with lines, but on this one it is much more visible. The lines allow for the writing found in the piece as well as helping create the art by the panel-by-panel filling method.
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