• I always liked to experiment with diverse unusual materials. When I first came in contact with sumi mixed with gold through Takaoka Sensei I was compeltely captivated by the results. Be it pure gold, silver, bronze or any other kind of pulverized metal it always adds this something more into the finished work. I particularly like the fact, that writing with this mixture strongly highlights the order of brushstrokes. Furthemore, when more than one metal is mixed in the ink several nice oxidation shades can occur, just as seen in this photo.

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