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Journey of Ten Thousand Miles by moyan Journey of Ten Thousand Miles by moyan
chinese ink painting on Minou washi 美濃和紙 with kisshou watercolor cakes 吉祥顔彩 and ikkyuen's calligraphy brush shakei 一休園の写経.

chinese caption reads:
The Hawk's journey of Ten Thousand Miles
the year of renchen eighth month sixteenth day
moyan
鹏程万里
壬辰年八月十六日
默言
it is a common chinese phrase of well-wishing for someone starting off a career or any new endeavor. i guess this is just the right spirit in response to the back-to-school contest. you start somewhere, you will get somewhere if you don't stop and give up.

it is just a few hours before closing and i'm glad i managed to finish it in time. phew~!

the post to the contest is here:


and the previous ink painting i did was in 2006 when i was really a newbie in ink painting. my equipment was the cheapest i could find. because i did not want to ruin expensive stuff with my clumsy hands.



now that i have better skill, i am willing to invest in better materials, for i know i won't waste them. it is a sin to waste art material, especially paper. (i don't want to be an enemy to the forest and the environment.)

minouwashi is a really fabulous paper, its texture is like cotton cloth and though it feels so flimsy, it stays strong and resilient under several heavy water wash. no wonder the japanese tennou (emperor) writes his imperial edict on one of these papers. the price is um, wow, but worth every inch of it.
anyway so are the brush and colors truly good stuff. i am very, very in love with them. :heart:

by #dALinkSystem, look at some more wonderful work by chinese painting masters in dA:

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:iconhappyhs:
HappyHS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!
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LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so gorgeous!!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Amazing gallery!
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice work !
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ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful.... *_*
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LidiaGutman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Very beautiful!
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome do you sell this?
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moyan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
You mean the original or the print?
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
original, I cant imagine this as a print it wouldnt capture the structure etc
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moyan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes i do sell the original. If you are interested please note me.
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