Japanese Artists Paint Complex Dragon Bodies With a Single Brush Stroke

Hitofude Ryuu are complex and beautiful Japanese paintings of dragons whose bodies are largely created with a single, long stroke of the brush. The sumie ink wash paintings created by the Kousyuuya studio in Japan require a bit more work when it comes to their highly detailed face, but their creators are able to execute extremely ornate serpentine bodies without lifting the brush from the canvas.


image via Cineraria

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Brian Heater
Brian Heater