Add Depth to Your Brush Paintings with the Best Inks for Sumi-e

Less is more. At least that’s the idea behind the art of sumi-e, a painting technique whose key aesthetic and spiritual ideals are harmony, simplicity, and clarity. Sumi-e painting is an ancient art form whose name translates to “black ink painting.” It emerged in ancient China and gained popularity in Japan, and its practitioners strive to express the essence of forms rather than their realistic likenesses. Sumi-e painting requires special black ink. Here is our selection of the best sumi-e inks.

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