i am so confused about my chinese brush paining…?

ok so i just got this new chinese brush painting kit. it came with an ink stick and ink stone. the problem is that i have no idea how to make the ink. it said to grind the ink stick on the stone with 2 drops of water, but it makes barely any! so when i try to load my brush like it says there is only enough for the tip. does anyone know what i am doing wrong or how to do it? please help me. thanks so much!
thanks for answering guys! now i can go on and paint like a mad man! :D

Ok… put more than just 2 drops of water to the stone. You need much more than that! I guess whoever wrote the instruction has a big water dropper, LOL

Get some water onto the flat part of the stone. Use the stick to grind it. Add more water to it every so often when you see the water becomes kind of black. You can push the black ink you already made in the process into the well of the stone. Keep adding more water on the flat part and keep grinding and pushing ink to the well. In no time, you will have plenty of ink in the well.

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2 Responses to “i am so confused about my chinese brush paining…?”

  1. i<3math says:

    This gives a pretty good idea:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chinese_calligraphy_scheme_01-en.svg

    If you can, find where you can buy premixed ink.
    References :

  2. jhk_29621 says:

    Ok… put more than just 2 drops of water to the stone. You need much more than that! I guess whoever wrote the instruction has a big water dropper, LOL

    Get some water onto the flat part of the stone. Use the stick to grind it. Add more water to it every so often when you see the water becomes kind of black. You can push the black ink you already made in the process into the well of the stone. Keep adding more water on the flat part and keep grinding and pushing ink to the well. In no time, you will have plenty of ink in the well.
    References :

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