Watercolor Painting

August 25, 2022

Watercolor Paintings Blend Fantasy and Realism With Dazzling Details [Interview]

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.

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April 8, 2022

Expressive Blots of Ink Capture the Erratic Essence of Feline Bodies

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.

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February 13, 2022

Enchanting Portraits Merge Enigmatic Subjects With Ornate Patterned Backgrounds

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.

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June 26, 2021

Artist Transforms Animals Into Botanical Gardens in Colorful Watercolor Paintings

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.

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