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Handmade Sumi! 手作り墨!

Here are some paintings I did with the sumi I made.  I ground the sumi as usual. It was pretty dry and crumbly and went down quickly.


I was given some soot the other day and decided to try to make sumi. Here are the photos:



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I haven’t tried grinding the sumi ball yet. It needs to dry for a few months. It’ll be interesting to see if it actually works!