One of the oldest painting methods in the history of art, watercolors won the hearts of millions of artists from all around the globe. It has come a long way since its invention (you can read about its history in one of our previous posts) and thanks to its versatility, this medium in both traditional and digital form, deserves its popularity across all skill levels by right. If you’re an art lover like us, these 10 watercolor artists should be on your radar.
Living in Pune, India, this experienced illustrator with a solid fan base of 45k followers creates in a more classic style of watercoloring. Every painting starts with a visual that gets filtered by the artist’s experience, perception and thought process...and Milind masters this exceptionally well.
You may know her as Rebelle Featured Artist and she never ceases to amaze us with her paintings (both traditional and digital) that she posts on her Instagram profile. Kamila Stankiewicz is from Poland and makes a world a more beautiful place to live with her charming children illustration. Read more about this talented artist in our interview.
Japanese master painter and owner of his gallery focuses on traditional landscape paintings but is not afraid of experimenting with the digital medium. His art depicts both urban and rural sceneries showing his great taste and years of experience.
Bryan's work looks for pure abstraction against the paths already established. His watercolor tattoos are not concrete images, but hints of what could be as a sketch on the paper and painted using the skin as a canvas. Except for his tattooing skills, Bryan captures his numerous activities such as mural paintings or art exhibitions.
With 2 million followers, this talented illustrator represents a new generation of watercolor artists whose painting will immediately catch your eye while scrolling through your Insta. She describes herself as a "professional doodler" but we'd rather say she is a "must-follow artist".
The most colorful and uplifting gallery of illustrations from the list can be definitely found on Helen's Instagram. She has her own distinctive style of watercolor painting and it stands out in every painting she does. Let it shine in your feed too!
For all artistas - fashionistas out there, Julia Lubgane is a well-known fashion illustrator with over 20 years of experience. She has been inspired by many mediums on her creative journey and these days she's creating digitally. A lookout for realistic results brought her to Rebelle and she pleases the eyes of her followers with amazing pieces ever since. Read more about this talented Rebelle Featured Artist in our interview.
Rukyie is a traditional watercolor artist from Balıkesir, Turkey. In her paintings, she captures the ephemeral beauty of nature that can rapidly disappear and cannot be returned. Taking care of all the details, she depicts even the tiniest elements that make her art exceptional. The peaceful effect of blue and green is what you'll frequently find in her art.
Angela M. Prevosti a.k.a. Riso Chan is a creative soul based in Amsterdam. We stumbled upon this portrait artist quite by accident but her gentle, yet striking illustrations caught our attention immediately. The style of her paintings is very imaginative and ranges from realistic to more edgy and expressive. It's always a pleasure seeing her work on our Insta feed, so if you're a fan of this style, make sure to hit her a follow.
BONUS: On Instagram, there are many profiles that feature watercolor artists and their works on a regular basis. We hand-picked 5 of them for you, so if you're looking for some daily source of inspiration, it may be worth to check them out:
There's no doubt there are thousands of talented watercolor artists on Instagram just waiting to be discovered. So we hope you liked our selection of different watercolor styles created both in traditional and digital medium presented by watercolor artists from every corner of the world. Share your favorite artist on Instagram with us and support this beautiful art form!
One more year passed away. And a new beginning is here to start.
Thank you all for being part of our successful 2019!
From everyone here at Escape Motions, we wish you the most beautiful and blessed Christmas season filled with love, happiness, and laughter. Health & Success are knocking at your door-step. Greet them and be happy for the year ahead.
Happy New Year!
See you in 2020 with a lot of new ideas and energy. :)
We would like to thank everyone who joined our Thanksgiving Artwork Contest this year. There are many things to be thankful for and we are truly honored that so many of you decided to share them with us and other users through your art. Let’s reveal the winning artworks of the #IAmThankful artwork contest:
1st place: ‘What I Am Thankful’ For by Junkyard Sam
“It’s 2019 and I am thankful for family, turkey dinner, and Rebelle 3! This Thanksgiving holiday I’m teaching my boys how to draw in Rebelle. They’ve watched me for years but they’re finally old enough to draw on the Cintiq. They’re going to love Rebelle!”
Prize: $200 USD Amazon eGift card and $200 USD credit at Escape Motions shop
2nd place: ‘Thankful For Drawing Tools’ by Gynux
“I’m thankful for all the great tools that have been invented so we can “put on paper” what’s on our mind :) These tools have increased my passion for drawing and allowed me to make a living out of it! So yeah… pretty thankful! ;) This one has been inked with my favorite Copic Multiliner and colored with Rebelle 3.”
Prize: $100 USD credit at Escape Motions shop
3rd place: ‘Thanksgiving’ by MaryProki
“I’m thankful for the people and events that make me happy. In this illustration, I tried to express my valuable people who were with me and helped me grow. I am also grateful to the events that led me to realize that I was am and be an artist, and therefore I also devote part of the gratitude to teachers and developers for creative programs, including Escape Motions. Thanks for the opportunity to realize their creative skills in digital.”
Prize: $100 USD credit at Escape Motions shop
Our panel of judges, which included members of Escape Motions and members of the art department of the university UKF Nitra, chose the winning entries based on the strength of their emotive elements, expression of the thanksgiving topic and technical excellence. Besides the three winners we would like to reward 2 more artworks with Honorable Mention:
Honorable Mention: ‘Lasagne Night’ by Jane Smith
“My two dogs, Monty and Napoleon, were great connoisseurs of good food. They were such a handful but so much fun and heaps of inspiration - I'll always be thankful for them.”
Honorable Mention: ‘Untitled / Sin Titulo’ by RoberLuis
“The powerful 1932 hurricane is the worst natural catastrophe seen in Cuba. This meteorological event has the sad merit of being the only one in history that has wiped a Cuban people, Santa Cruz del Sur, off the face of the earth. Here they are family homes in Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba that survived the 1932 hurricane and the passage of time. Giving thanks for my wonderful family.”
Congratulations to our winners! To see all of the contest entries, click here.
And that’s a wrap on our first Thanksgiving Artwork Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving, no matter where in the world you currently are :) And as a final word, let us express how thankful we are for you, our dear artists. You are the reason we do what we do and thanks to you we can do what we love - develop creative software and make this world around us a more creative place. THANK YOU!