Watercolor Painting Style Tattoos by Petra Hlaváčková

The transparency of watercolor paint seems as though it would be a difficult look to achieve with ink on human skin, but Petra Hlaváčková is proving this is not the case. The tattoo artist, based in Prague, Czech Republic, contrasts bold sketched outlines with seemingly sheer pastel colors. She achieves looks that seem like they could only work on paper, like colors that appear to be spreading out as they soak into the skin.

Eat, Paint, Love: Fat Tats By Monica Ramos


Artist Monica Ramos serves up a full-bodied perspective on eating through her unique subject of study: food tattoos. The Brooklyn-based illustrator, whose Fat Tats series was recently featured in Art Intersections: Asian-Latino Pop-Up Museum presented by the Smithsonian, eloquently captures the passion, politics, and perils of consumption in the flesh.

LOTR & The Hobbit in Watercolors & Tea Stains

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Second only to A Tale of Two Cities, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is the second best selling novel ever written. The popularity of this amazing fairy tale and its predecessor The Hobbit, along with the screen adaptations and action figures has brought about some amazing fan art, like the paintings featured here by deviantARTist Kinko-White. Her watercolor and tea stain paintings capture some of the best characters, bringing the fantasy to life on the paper along side some memorable quotes.

Colorful Canines: Vibrant Pooch Paintings

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Lauren Carlson Walcott is one artist who is as bright and bubbly as her paintings. Using watercolors and sometimes acrylics, she captures the spirit and soul of everything she paints. In this dog series, she has paired each playful pup with the perfect colors and accessories to accentuate their individuality. Based in Philadelphia, she is inspired by all of the beauty around her- people, vintage clothing prints, architecture, green space, patterns, dreams, creative friends and, of course, DOGS. Lauren gets lost in painting and finds it to be the most therapeutic way to relax after a long day. By day, she is a visual merchandising manager at Anthropologie and is half of the print design duo called Rue + Jane which is sold there. You can see more of her work on Squarespace and purchase prints on Etsy. You can also contact her to make a custom painting of your favorite pet! Despite her busy schedule, we were fortunate to get an interview with the beautiful, talented Lauren Carlson Walcott! (See below)

Visual Bits #418 > We Are Animals: Illustrations

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Icons Re-mixed in Ghoulish Watercolor Paintings

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Influenced by Stephen Gammell’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a Seattle based artist who goes by the name of Wednesday Wolf has put a ghoulish twist on some of Pop Culture’s most iconic characters. Cartoons, video game characters, and superheroes are weakened as WW re-mixes them with stringy limbs and morose faces. The macabre, drooping figures are done with watercolors and the collection is extensive, with many of his own character creations. WW draws on the skills taught to him by his father who is a computer programmer, to market himself online, allowing him to be a full time artist. He is also arranging a musical accompaniment to his art exhibits by putting a punk band together.

Visual Bits #327 > It’s Raining Colors

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Visual Bits #206> Watercolor Me Purple

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