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Chinese Painting/ Sumi E Colour Mixing Chart

In this article we have listed some popular formulas to create new colours. The colour on the right end of each colour row is the…

Chinese Colours

Inkston supplies the finest traditional colours available from Jiang SiXu Tang and Old Hu Kai Wen: Colour chips from Jiang SiXu Tang Colour inksticks from…

Old Hu Kai Wen 胡开文 and Li Ting Gui 李廷珪 Inksticks

The story of the old Hu Kai Wen ink workshop and Li Ting Gui ancient inks still made today in old Huizhou in Anhui province.…

Inkstick Recipes through History

China has over 2000 years history of using and making inksticks. The industry reached its heights in the Ming and Qing Dynasty when methods were most…

Chinese Ink – traditional handmade inksticks

Inkstick introduction Chinese ink is produced in stick form rather than liquid, so it lasts for generations without drying out.  To use the ink, the stick…

#inktober ink offers

inktober offer: 15% off all inksticks until end October with coupon 'inktober' try a new ink for inktober or buy one for your artist friend.…

Inksticks Buyer’s Guide

Over 80 handmade Hui inksticks, special mixes for different painting effects, professional, historic & collectible designs from Old Hu Kai Wen in Anhui.

Chinese Su Ink landscape painting tips with Wang Zirang

Wang Zirang a follower of Huang Binhong and leading Xin'An artist tells us about Chinese Su ink painting.

China’s Four Treasures of the Study

  The "Four Treasures of the Study" 文房四宝 wén fáng sì bǎo, the brush 笔 bǐ, ink 墨 mò  ink stone yàn, and the paper…