If you find yourself traveling around Europe, historical landmarks and Architecture will be something you just can’t miss. Many of us take photos of these gratifying structures trying to preserve those precious memories. But how many of those photographs can preserve that special atmosphere that gave you that unforgetable fealing when you find yourself wondering the city. Not many, I presume. But look at these stunningly beautiful Architectural watercolor paintings made by Korean artist, graphic designer and illustrator Sunga Park. Don’t they bring that emotions right back at you?
These dreamy architectural watercolor art pieces seem to perfectly reflect the essence of Sunga’s odyssey. Although the places that she paints are depicted in their finest details, at the same time they slowly fade out like an old memory.
Most challenging thing when creating Architectural landmarks is a balance between the space and the shape generated by the water bleeding effects. Only after making that beautiful can I bring myself to do the detailed descriptions. Once I start carving lines, I just remind myself that I’m not in an architectural drawing competition. There is no need to sketch in perfect ratios or perspective and I always focus on showing my feelings through the common architectural features. Most buildings have some repetitive structure, like windows, roofs or decorations. In a way, I thought I could show people a different view of buildings than what photos can do.
The only purpose of leaving space and unfinished details is to lure in the imagination of the viewer. I really love how the painting creates new outlines in space. When people look at an oriental painting, their ideas can float along with the objects in the piece. I intend to attract the participation of viewers in this way. For me, the art is completed by the people’s imagination or appreciation.
The ‘unpredictable’ nature of water is the ideal way to show natural aspects specifically. Before applying watercolors with pen and brush on real paper, I only lived in graphic programs consisting of ‘ctrl+z’ and ‘ctrl+s’ keystrokes. No one can save their own life onto storage media, and in real life, what we have done cannot be undone. I really wanted to escape such an unreal world. Watercolors taught me about life, because I created tons of failures over repeated attempts. There are both advantages and disadvantages to this process. Also, watercolors dry fast, are cheap, and easy to use for the beginner. For me, there’s a lot to be said for the advantages.
Architectural Watercolor Art
Based on personal experience I can say with certainty that watercolors are a perfect medium to expess your most iner feelings. Fluidity, and uncertainty that stems from every stroke of that gentle brush learns you to let go and trust your instincts. If you are into Architectural watercolor, may Sunga Park be your inspiration today. Let us all eagerly await her next journey.