100 days of sumi-e ink

This year my project is to start with sumi-e painting and make my travel sketches more essential and fresh. It will be 100 days of sumi-e ink.

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Some inspiration from the show dedicated to Japanese masters of engraving in Torino (Italy)

Sketches and engravings of Jappanese masters on show in Torino (Italy)

What is the 100 day project?

#The100DayProject is a free, global art project that takes place online. Every year, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of creating. Anyone can participate.

The idea is simple: choose a creative project, do it every single day for 100 days, and share your process on your social accounts using the hashtag #The100DayProject. In 2024 The 100 Day Project started 18th February.

Headline of the 100 day project 2024

The seeds of The100DayProject began in 2008 at an artist retreat near Traverse City, Michigan. The 5-day retreat was co-lead by artists Louisa Barkalow and Ann Russ. Participants were invited to hang a simple piece of artwork they made each day on a piece of twine strung across a doorway at the retreat house. The purpose of this simple, warm-up exercise was to get the creative juices flowing. 

In 2012, Ann Russ approached Tiina Harris, Director of the Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC) about having a 100 day project exhibit at the gallery there. In October 2013, an exhibit “The100DayProject:  The Art of Practice and the Practice of Art” was installed in the MACC gallery and generated significant interest.

Since January 2014, 100 day projects have launched annually. Ann continues to support it as volunteer co-organizer. The 100DayProject has since spread beyond its Midwest roots and is now a global phenomenon.

The 100 day projects of the previous years I took part to

First strokes

The first very imperfect strokes with Japanese brush. My cats are always ready to help me.

Making order in thoughts and things

To get more essential in my art maybe I shall make an order in my life space.

making order before and after decluttering

Project in project

One week 100 people was the first occasion to use the new media in the sketching. The 100 people of this year are inspired to Japanese ink painting sumi-e. I tried to keep only the essential parts of every portrait.

Some ink and brush pen sketches for the project “One week 100 people 2024” by Urban sketchers group

Despite complicated internal situation I was back home to Moscow to sketch my native city. So it became Moscow urban sketching tour of 4-16 April when I tried to use the sumi-e srokes for city skethes.

Moscow (Russia) ink sketches in sumi-e sty;e

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