Most painters would choose to capture the beauty of nature on a canvas. Truly, Mother Nature never runs out of impressive landscapes to inspire many artists. Wonders of nature are indeed a sight to behold. But cityscapes also have their unique beautiful side, that is equally as elegant as natural landscapes. Chinese artist Kwan Yeuk Pang shows the beauty and elegance of city life through his spectacular watercolor paintings.
In his series of watercolor sketches, Pang brilliantly captures the atmospheric scenes of urban life. The particular settings of his spectacular watercolor paintings may look familiar to you. This is because his sketches depict famous cities around the world. As an avid traveler, Pang finds inspiration from bustling streets with towering buildings in the background. He then recreates the fabulous urban scene with rapid drawings on sketchbooks. For the colors, he uses de-saturated hues with a limited palette to gain more control of the color selection. By skillfully applying layers of washes, he was able to augment the rich qualities of the setting.
Unlike natural landscapes and sceneries, urban setting moves in a very rapid movement that is very challenging to capture. But despite the fast-paced movement of city life, urban artists like Pang were able to keep up with it. Pang captures not just the major city landmarks but also even the small yet essential details. These details include glowing lanterns hanging over the busy street of Hangzhou, the famous pigeons in Venice, crisscrossing electrical cables, and many more. Pang’s series of spectacular watercolor paintings also presents the varying color of cities in bright days, dark nights, and even in winter.
Chinese artist Kwan Yeuk Pang uses desaturated colors and limited palette to capture the rapid movement of urban life
Pang is willing to share his amazing technique in watercolor sketching by offering regular classes to those who are interested. And visit his Instagram page if you want to see more of his spectacular watercolor paintings of beautiful cities.