Japanese Artist Paints Stunning Dragons with a Single Brush Stroke
Video Editor: Abhishek Sharma
Can you paint with a single stroke of a brush?
The stunning video shows the breathtaking work of a Japanese artist who can paint an entire dragon in a single stroke.
Artist Keisuke Teshima from Kyoto paints the figures in a style known as "hitofude-ryu", a traditional technique passed down since the Edo period in Japan where the artist draws the entire torso of a dragon in a single stroke.
The dragon's scales appear when Keisuke presses down hard and light in small spurts - with the images used as good luck charms.
His personal touch is to add "bonji" characters of a god that matches the customer to the dragon's jewel, with the bonji of a health god being added for someone who is ill.
Keisuke is only able to draw three to five images a day, due to the intricate nature of the images.
The stunning paintings are now attracting customers from all around the world.
When he goes abroad, he goes most often to art museums in Florida for small exhibits, performances and galleries and also visits Mongolia and the Philippines.
See if you too can be as artistic and splendid like Teshima.
We wouldn’t stop you from trying this at home!
(With inputs from AP)
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