Tea house, Nara

A thatched roof tea-house in Nara, named Mizutani-chaya. Situated near to Nara park and the famous Kasuga Taisha shrine. The watercolour version was made in a small Bockingford spiral pad, 5″ x 7″. Not sure how I feel about this, the values are wrong, they don’t quite make logical sense and there is a weird “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” vibe to it! I really need to be practising a lot more than I am.

mizutani-chaya-1d

Line sketch in ink prior to adding the watercolour.

mizutani-chaya-1b

Initial pencil sketch – proportions were a little off here but I fixed that in the line and wash sketch.

mizutani-chaya-1a

2 thoughts on “Tea house, Nara

  1. This is perfect!
    I used to jog past this tea house and your sketch is exactly how I remember it. 😀 You just need to swap the greenery for those amazing red leaves in autumn.

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