Good Morning Sunshine! In the studio!

Looking at a Shibui Found Image Art. (Such a long name!) Shibui will do, but the description helps.

Let me introduce these cute little dragons. I see a story coming on.

This is a found image, and as a puzzle, this is how my mind solved it at this point in the journey. Keep in mind that one Shibui “rule” is to follow the edges of what you find, create the shape of it by using the micron pen it this case. The claws are intentional because dragons need claws. But I have used edges where I can. The pink you see in their faces is the watercolor. It is the foundation made from action art, it is the shape of that stain I used. So are the two feet below the chin and the hind leg tucked up near the body. Shibui is like finding something in the clouds.

Note the watercolor that has not been turned into anything yet.

The flowers came into being because their were “marks” made, from creating texture with oatmeal I think. Water had pool around the oatmeal creating the textural centers of flowers in my mind. I was able to use edges of watercolor. In this case the fine edges happen as the watercolor dries.

As you layer pastel pencils they look less crayon-y. Edges are work so they are sharp. Centers and petals more solid. Shading makes them pop.
The end of the tail before it became hairy! LOL The hind leg, and flowers. Note the center of the flower at the bottom, its green, that is watercolor. The flower is worked around the center. The other lines are worked over edges where the watercolor dried leaving find lines. When I add color with the pastel pencils the unused part of the foundation recedes if you will. See the curve of the tail? It will become what the dragon is laying on. When the tail has skin, and shading for shape. The lines in the pompom like give me guidance where to stop when I put the hair in, after choosing where the center is.
The results so far at this point.
Interesting finds like this add to the story.
A baby in an egg found.
The more you look, the more you find, the more you have trained he eye to see and the mind to process. You will start breaking things down easily and Shibui will be in just about anything you do see.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, β€œTo will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj


      1. The thing is the shubui is a starter idea and the challenge becomes how to recreating the character into other positions so they function according to the story. Ruby Luna for example. I had to think a lot about what I wanted her to be like. Thank god for good tracing paper. To make her frontal___ a lot of finessing!


      2. Thanks. Try some anyway! My goal is to gift this idea so others can be creative and heal, The world is such a mess now! Figure out a way to claim it. I want to do this in oils! Will need staging and big canvas, a way to have thin paint to splatter then! I can use thicker levels of paint. Hey a whole happy movement of Shibuiest???? LOL


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