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?
All animals enjoy a beautiful day outside. Well, Japanese artist Hiroki Takeda captures the beauty of this relationship in his series of verdant watercolor paintings. Using a vibrant color palette of pinks and reds, he designs animals that contain a secret garden of blossoms and grass. These botanical-inspired paintings feature charismatic cats and dogs, hamsters, birds, lizards, and more.
For many painters, nature is the first and most important teacher.
Chinese silk painting has enchanted art-lovers for centuries.