This Hitofude-ryuu artist can paint an entire dragon’s torso with only one brushstroke.
The traditional Japanese art technique began during the Edo period in Japan from 1603 to 1867. It’s a form of sumi-e, a painting style that involves an ink wash and brush similar to what’s used in calligraphy, and some artists pass the skill down through their families for generations.
The technique involves a mesmerizing balance between hard and soft brush pressure. The artist draws the brush along the canvas in one movement but alternately presses strongly and lightly against the page. These small movements create the scales on the dragon’s torso. The beauty and majesty of the single brushstroke is supposed to capture