Good Morning Sunshine! In the studio!

I call these simple Shibui

This type of foundation is easily read. It is simply what you see, outlined. Some pastel work to enhance it. This is wonderful for training the eye and the hand while using the micron pen to follow edges. A Lamy fountain pen can be used. They do not hog up or rather stop working in route when following the edge like a micron pen might do. If it does it is a matter of connecting the line so it is solid and flowing, not a big deal it can just become thicker and that may be ok or not ok. Design work will always fix things you may not like. (Curls, leaves, thorns, etc.) Making a line move from thick to thin like these also works. This looks like I laid it in a light pink pool of watercolor, then lifted it, blotted, and the created runs over it with a second color.

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, “To 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. My mind has been opened. I had no idea Shibui art existed. Well now I do. I used to do this by doodling a random shape, then trying to make something out of the shape. But doing this the Shibui way is really on another level.

    You should definitely share all the tools you used to create this. What ink did you put in your Lamy? Is it an EF nib? And is the base water colour?

    Awesome work, PJ!

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