Animals become one with their environment in Sujay Sanan‘s watercolor paintings. The South Africa-based artist uses the silhouettes of foxes, birds, and other creatures as the frames for realistic depictions of natural landscapes, reversing the way animals blend into their habitats. Sanan finds inspiration for this ongoing project in South Africa's flora and fauna, particularly the wilderness of the Western Cape.
From gleaming skyscrapers to rows of townhouses, each city has its own unique identity and painter Maja Wrońska captures them...
Since gaining widespread popularity in the 18th century, watercolor painting has been a favorite of amateur and professional artists alike.
Creating art can be akin to solving a puzzle. Once you have an idea of what you want to create, you’ve got to figure out how the elements will come together and make your vision a reality. This is how the artist Hieu Nguyen, aka kelogsloops, approaches his gorgeous watercolor paintings. Blending elements of fantasy with a realistic style of illustration, the storybook imagery is arresting in its emotion and attention to detail.
Ineffable in-between moments are immortalized in the graceful paintings of Stephen Zhang.
In a world that is increasingly modern and industrial, artists often use natural motifs as symbols for healing.
When working with ink or watercolor, you don't always know what will happen. Serbian artist Endre Penovác, however, has learned to embrace the effortless twists and turns of these water-based mediums in his series of cat illustrations. Beginning with a blot of black pigment, Penovác manipulates the flow until it mimics the sinuous shape of a feline.
Unlike oil and acrylic, watercolor can often feel like it has a life of its own.
Artist Elicia Edijanto creates watercolor art with a nostalgic quality.
Enigmatic women become one with nature in the portrait paintings of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati. She uses a combination of graphite pencils, watercolor, and gouache to render ethereal female figures in ornately patterned environments that are full of color and delicate details. “I enjoy capturing human emotions through figure paintings,” she tells My Modern Met. “I find it easier to express myself through this theme.
Every city has its own unique personality, which is evident in the buildings that line the streets.
Who doesn't love the idea of a bountiful bouquet?