Japanese Painter Travels the World by Painting its Marvelous Architecture

A Japanese painter shares on Instagram some marvelous watercolor paintings of architecture from all over the world. horiaki2 is an “amateur painter” who dreams to “travel all over the world and sketch.” The artist posts sketches of world famous buildings and streets before and after rendering them into beautifully colored artworks. Those sketches are drawn based on images found online and not actual site visits.

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horiaki2’s sketches portray landmarks like the Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. They also depict the distinct architecture of picturesque cities like Colmar in France, Istanbul in Turkey, and the Dutch capital city Amsterdam. The sketches may vary slightly in style, but they all carry painter’s unique artistic sense. Some of them focus on the architecture only, while others portray the setting, including the landscape, the vehicles, and even the passers-by.

Here, check out some of these eye-popping paintings, and follow-up with the artist’s future sketches on Instagram.

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