How to bring fauna to life in a stencil image?? Its a hard thing to achieve movement in a design thats destined for a katazome stencil, because the stencil cutting process has a say in what you can do. ie. Lines need to join together so the whole thing doesnt fall apart!
Left is a painting by Ito Jakuchu. Maybe the reason the bird looks lifeless is because it’s chained to a perch!?