Presenting an illustration from The Ornamental Arts of Japan (1882) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page. It is a Japanese woodcut after the original drawing by Toyeki, 16th century.

“It is worthy of note with what few and decided brush strokes the birds have been represented; and the masterly manner in which every characteristic detail has been expressed rather than clearly delineated. All the masters of this school were celebrated for their bold free-hand style of delineation, chiefly in monochrome. Birds, whose plumage offered favourable fields for the exercise of skilful single brush-stroke work, were naturally favourite subjects.”

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  • It will print comfortably and cleanly on an 8.5″ x 11″ paper, or can be sized smaller in the software of your choice.

Chickens - a free Vintage Coloring page

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