Today I would like to introduce Japanese watercolor painter Kanta Harusaki.
He works very well with light and shadows. He draft an outline with a pencil, and then use a watering can or a large brush to paint the overall picture Get wet. With the paper kept moist, he starts painting with watercolor paints, adding different colors step by step, so that the painting slowly appeared colorful changes in the hands. In the position of the gradual color of the picture, he uses multiple colors to render by splashing ink to make the picture more transparent and beautiful!
When I was a child, when I was learning watercolor painting in art class, my teacher always said this. Paint from light to dark, not white. Do not use too much water, do not put the paper upright, but lay it flat. If the brush passes several times, the paper punctures and the picture becomes cloudy. But the more I draw, the more I realize that the To-do lists of "don't do this", the more limited our creativity, so we should avoid saying that as much as possible.
The artist who made me realize that my thoughts were right is Harusaki Kanta. When he paints, he sprays water as shown below, spread the paint, drops it, and throws it on paper. It's amazing how the paper stays in place even after absorbing so much water. It looks as if the paper is showering with paint.
After showering the paper as shown below, he stands up the paper like this and shakes it several times to let the paint flow. The amazing thing is that after shaking it several times, it becomes a wonderful tree, a wonderful sea, and a mountain.
He doesn't even work to paint the leaves. Take a plastic wrap and dip it in paint. And then paint over it again.
Under his work area, there is always a pet pad that absorbs dripping paint as shown below.
After pouring the paint on the paper and doing Shake It Shake It a few times, the dreamlike and fantastic work like the one below is born. It looks so easy you will want to follow along.
He also created a tutorial channel on YouTube where you can see all of his work.
Through this process, I selected the paintings I liked from among his paintings.
While working, he looks at the photos and makes them into watercolors with a more wonderful sensibility than photos.
Looking at his work, we can feel a tribute to the warmth of light pouring out of nature. I also think that there is no limit to the world of watercolors.
Below is the official website.
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