What This Artist Does With A Single Brushstroke Will Leave You Speechless

Art -- in one brushstroke.

We can"t argue that often Japan is the home to some weirdly cool things. Among them is the art of Hitofude Ryuu, which means dragon with one stroke.


According to the Japanese culture blog Iromegane, the art originates from Sumie (wash drawing) and has a connection to calligraphy. The goal of Ryuu is to draw an object as intricate as possible using just one brushstroke. The head of the dragon is painted beforehand and after the body is done, embellishments can be added.

Check out the video demonstrations below to get your Ryuu on.

The process might be slow, but it's worthwhile!

The golden finishing on this one is fantastic.

(h/t Colossal)

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