Japanese Art – Hiroshige and Hokusai

 

asianscroll1    Third graders studied images of woodcuts created by the Japanese artists Hokusai and Hiroshige. They discussed the fact that both artists were inspired by the natural world and that they often incorporated themes based on the ocean, trees, the four seasons, and the weather. After soaking in the style of these artists they sketched out ideas for watercolor pantings. The drawings were traced with a black outline to mimic the graphic look of the woodcuts. They were filled in with watercolor washes and Japanese calligraphy in the corner of each work provided the finishing touch.

asianscroll2        asianscroll4      asianscroll5

asianscroll3

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s