Zen Japanese

zen japanese | zen zany | simple line | technical | zen chinese

One of the ‘clean’ minimalist styles, Japanese Zen is inspired by posters like those of Hokusai.

Zen Japanese also has a line usually of a consistent width throughout, as in all of these except for Zen Chinese. Where there is a line, that is. Sometimes I depend on pure shapes, as with the wave depiction.

There is also sometimes a picture that straddles more than one style, as in the Winterman poem illustrations which are a mix of Zen Japanese and Tinted Strokes. Since the Zen Japanese collection was a bit sparse, they came here.

The other minimalist, ‘clean’ styles: