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100 Ethereal Watercolor Works

This Delicate Medium Makes Modern Art That is to Die For

— October 10, 2011 — Art & Design
Good watercolor works of art go beyond what the medium already establishes in a piece, which is a delicate, ethereal vibe, and adds other elements in. Though this is difficult to do, the right amount of skill and a great artistic eye can piece together some beautifully ethereal watercolor works that are not limited by the wispy, whimsical look of the water-dripped paint.

Here you'll find some examples of engaging watercolor art. From Spooky Smoke Portraiture to Painted Music Videos, these pieces are definitely more than soft and delicate, yet maintain a refined look. The works in this list come off as funny, sad, dangerous, sexy and even a little bit scary, as seen with Gory Graphic Art. You'll still find some classic, elegant watercolor works in this collection, but rest assured that there's a little bit of something for everyone here.
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Nostalgic Rural Watercolors
Nostalgic Rural Watercolors
In the Wilds by Nigel Peake is a Collection of Retro Rural Images
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Dreamy Abstract Artworks
Dreamy Abstract Artworks
Ingrid Kay Creates Mystifying Paintings of a Surreal World
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Painted Music Videos
Painted Music Videos
Breakbot's Watercolor Music Video is an Incredible Piece of Art
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96
World Tour Watercolors
World Tour Watercolors
See International Landmarks with this Hand-Painted Beyonce Commercial
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95
Worrisome Watercolors
Worrisome Watercolors
The Sara Holbert 'Flocking 2011' Series Captures Distressed Dolls in Frames
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94
Blotchy Blown-Up Editorials
Blotchy Blown-Up Editorials
The Chantal Stafford Abbott Pulp Magazine Shoot Blurs Boundaries
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93
Cheeky Classic Art Campaigns
Cheeky Classic Art Campaigns
The Museo Nazionale del Fumetto Ad is Amusing
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92
Adorably Awkward Graphics
Adorably Awkward Graphics
Clay Culver's Illustrations Have Quirky Childish Charm
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91
Water-Colored Treat Packaging
Water-Colored Treat Packaging
The Oello Frozen Yogurt Designs are Simple and Attractive
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90
Personified Polis Structures
Personified Polis Structures
Barry Gott's Cleveland Creations Publicize the City
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89
Minimalist Pencil Portraits
Minimalist Pencil Portraits
Carmel Dunne Captures the Natural Beauty of Innocent Faces
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88
Art From the Classifieds
Art From the Classifieds
Sophie Blackall Turns Missed Connections into Modern Art
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87
Mythological Manga Art
Mythological Manga Art
Amy Sol's Watercolors are Influenced by Feminine Japanese Culture
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86
Vibrant Aussie Artwork
Vibrant Aussie Artwork
Marco Eychenne Creates Surreal Celebrity Creations that Pack a Visual Punch
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85
Bewildered Watercolors
Bewildered Watercolors
The Tomokazu Matsuyama ‘In Case You're Lost' Art
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84
Fascinatingly Winsome Watercolors
Fascinatingly Winsome Watercolors
Christina Romeo Mixed Media Paintings Remind People to Be Kind
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83
Cuisine Consumption Art
Cuisine Consumption Art
The David Meldrum Food Illustator Project Tracks 365 Days of Eating
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82
Rebellious Watercolor Art
Rebellious Watercolor Art
The Work of Christopher St. Leger Depicts Youthful Fun
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81
Blurry Babes Shoots
Blurry Babes Shoots
Ming Xi for V 71 Magazine in Hazy Haute Couture
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80
Puppy Lovin' Paintings
Puppy Lovin' Paintings
Alfonso Muro Illustrates His Favorite Chihuahua
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79
Watercolored Wearables
Watercolored Wearables
Peter Pilottos Spring 2010 Collection an Experiment In Art
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78
Wacky Watercolors
Wacky Watercolors
John Walter and Corinne Felgate Join Forces for Show at the Nunnery in London
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77
Presidential Portrait Covers
Presidential Portrait Covers
Marlene Dumas' Barack Obama Piece Covers Flash Art Magazine
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Smeared Pigment Print Ads
Smeared Pigment Print Ads
Keep the Color Dreft Campaign Keeps the Dye on the Dress
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75
Illustrated Iconography
Illustrated Iconography
Artist James Charles Recreates Classic American Figures
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74
Macabre Retro Renderings
Macabre Retro Renderings
Kustom Kulture Illustrations by Shawn Dickinson are a Blast from the Past
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73
Photo Paintings
Photo Paintings
Fusion Portrait of Mephisto
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Spooky Smoke Portraiture
Spooky Smoke Portraiture
The Beautiful but Somber Watercolor Art of Ugo Giletta
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Deglamorized Fantasy Watercolors
Deglamorized Fantasy Watercolors
The Geoffrey Chadsey Portrait Drawings Reveal Wishful Thinking
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Artistic Hotel Promos
Artistic Hotel Promos
Eden Rock in St. Barts Offers Free Painting Lesson for Kids
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Blurry Beast Art
Blurry Beast Art
Rop van Mierlo's 'Wild Animals' Book is Filled With Cute Creatures
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Charmingly Cheeky Illustrations
Charmingly Cheeky Illustrations
These Sean Clark Comics are Smart and Sassy
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Large-Lipped Illustrations
Large-Lipped Illustrations
Stella Im Hultberg Paints a Hauntingly Mysterious Woman
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Wild Watercolor Illustrations
Wild Watercolor Illustrations
Joao Ferreira Illustrates Animals in a Stellar Painting Style
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Wacky Watercolor Masterpieces
Wacky Watercolor Masterpieces
Wrestler And Budgies Paintings by Rhys Coren
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Vintage Victorian Watercolors
Vintage Victorian Watercolors
'The Summer-Land' Series is a Story With a Unique Aesthetic
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Hairy Watercolor Illustrations
Hairy Watercolor Illustrations
Artist Warren Thomas King Creates Out-Of-Control Beards
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Floral Eyeless Portraits
Floral Eyeless Portraits
'Lilium' by Marco Mazzoni is Pencil Coloring at Its Best
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Cute Duo Illustrations
Cute Duo Illustrations
'Couples' by Jose Manuel Hortelano-Pi Gives You a Dose of Loving
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60
Intricate Denim Comics
Intricate Denim Comics
These Denimu Artworks Find New Use for Old Jeans
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Watercolor Illustration Hybrids
Watercolor Illustration Hybrids
Artist Lee Misenheimer Creates Intricately Detailed Artworks
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Fan-Created Canvas
Fan-Created Canvas
Paintings of the Stars, From Rihanna to Robert Pattinson
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Watercolored Wormlike Walkways
Watercolored Wormlike Walkways
Wormy Tent Walkways by Family and PlayLab Use Space Cleverly
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Male Celebrity Pin-Ups
Male Celebrity Pin-Ups
The Illustrated Robert Downey Jr. Pin-up Picture is Priceless
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Back-Flip Fashion
Back-Flip Fashion
Alexandra Compain-Tissier Illustrates People In Acrobatic Action
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Abstract Watercolor Artwork
Abstract Watercolor Artwork
Carmel Seymour Paints With a Child's Imagination
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Gay Watercolor Portraits
Gay Watercolor Portraits
Colorful Artwork Celebrates 'You, and Other Unknowing Subjects'
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Boho Desert Nomads
Boho Desert Nomads
Back to Eden in WestEast Magazine Envisions a Post-Apocalyptic World
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Deliciously Cute Illustrations
Deliciously Cute Illustrations
Ray Young Chu Creates Oddball Paintings
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Cousin Itt Watercolors
Cousin Itt Watercolors
Natalia Sanabria Uses Illustration Watercolor to Create 2D Life
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Depressed Fashion Illustrations
Depressed Fashion Illustrations
These Natalia Grosner New York Fashion Week Prints are Adorable
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Fluid Urban Fashions
Fluid Urban Fashions
The Cut25 Resort 2011 Collection Targets Sexy, Sophisticated Women
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Watercolor Fashion
Watercolor Fashion
The Spring Awakening Spread in IT Post Spring Summer 2010 Keeps Things Soft
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Surreal Watercolor Drawings
Surreal Watercolor Drawings
Daniel Mackie and His Lustrous Illustrations
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Gory Graphic Art
Gory Graphic Art
'Revenge' by Justin Mezzell is a Supercharged Comic Artwork Experiment
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Surrealist Sunglasses Ads
Surrealist Sunglasses Ads
The Prada Minimal-Baroque Catalog is Illustrated and Intriguing
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Celebrity Watercolor Creations (UPDATE)
Celebrity Watercolor Creations (UPDATE)
Artist Daniel Mackie Draws Surreal Celebs
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Streetscape Watercolors
Streetscape Watercolors
Grzegorz Wrobel Captures Peaceful Imagery in His Paintings
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Nostalgic Cartoon Mash-Ups
Nostalgic Cartoon Mash-Ups
Mark A. Fionda Jr. Fuses TV Characters in Children's Illustrations
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Cult Character Watercolors
Cult Character Watercolors
The Rich Pellegrino Illustrations are a Twisted Time Warp
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Pop Art Pet Portraits
Pop Art Pet Portraits
Immortalize Your Pooch With an Original Masterpiece
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Vibrant Urban Portraits
Vibrant Urban Portraits
Rowan Newton Dazzles With His Colorful Illustrations
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Distorted Watercolors
Distorted Watercolors
Artist Winston Chmielinski Creates Emotional Portraits
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Serene Watercolor Paintings
Serene Watercolor Paintings
Ben Tour Art Captures a Beautifully Eternal Note of Sadness
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Whimsical Watercolor Editorials
Whimsical Watercolor Editorials
Craig Mcdean Shoots a Mystical Karen Elson
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Watercolor Couture
Watercolor Couture
Marit Fujiwara's Dresses Look Like Wearable Art
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Frantic Ethereal Art  (UPDATE)
Frantic Ethereal Art (UPDATE)
Raphael Vicenzi Innovates Illustration with Mixed Media and Words
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Vulnerable Humanimal Portraits
Vulnerable Humanimal Portraits
Kareena Zerefos Creates Art with Blended Species
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Provocative Watercolors
Provocative Watercolors
Fashion Illustrations by Peter Winnettare Used by A-List Designers
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Haute Watercolor Lookbooks
Haute Watercolor Lookbooks
The Prada SS11 Eyewear Lookbook Features Illustrated Images
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Watercolor Fantasy Couture
Watercolor Fantasy Couture
'Pure Wonder' in Vogue Italia
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Whimsical Watercolor Creations
Whimsical Watercolor Creations
Artist Marta Penter Uses Psychology to Add Realism to Her Work
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Creepy Gamer Art
Creepy Gamer Art
Mike Puncekar Gives Super Mario Characters a Nightmarish Makeover
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Dripping Watercolor Portraits
Dripping Watercolor Portraits
Illustrator Stina Persson Has Worked with Big Names
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Sensuous Watercolor Art
Sensuous Watercolor Art
These Rob Hefferan Portraits are Steamy
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Mystically Dreamlike Drawings
Mystically Dreamlike Drawings
The Morgaine Faye Illustrations are Eerily Surreal
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Italian Room Illustrations
Italian Room Illustrations
Daniel Egneus Draws Inspiration from Everyday Italian Life
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Curious Watercolor Art
Curious Watercolor Art
The Eccentric Technicolor Paintings of Matheus Lopes
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Vibrantly Realistic Fashion Sketches
Vibrantly Realistic Fashion Sketches
Camila do Rasario Illustrations are Stylishly Beautiful Works
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Faceless Portraits
Faceless Portraits
London College Of Fashion Illustration Students Final Art Projects
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Everyday Objects as Art
Everyday Objects as Art
Emma Kelly's Paintings Make McDonalds Art
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Simplistic Bleeding Sketches
Simplistic Bleeding Sketches
Andres Guzman Creates Dismal Illustrations Guaranteed to Spook
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Fantasy Fashion Watercolors
Fantasy Fashion Watercolors
Serena Cole Paints Saint-Like Fashion Portraits
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Dripping Paint Portraiture
Dripping Paint Portraiture
Silvia Pelissero Methodically Illustrates Faces with Unstable Streaks
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Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Iain Macarthur Portraits Transforms Ordinary into Extraordinary
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Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art
Alice In Wonderland Inspired Art
Julie Nord Paintings Capture Adolescent America
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Faded Fashion Illustrations
Faded Fashion Illustrations
Sabrina Garrasi Draws Sensually Stunning Images
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Famous Fashion Illustrations
Famous Fashion Illustrations
The Antonio Lopez Illustrations Chronicle Moments in Fashion History
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Bleeding Color Silhouettes
Bleeding Color Silhouettes
Amelie Hegardt's Illustrative Watercolor Fashion Design
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Femme Tattoo Art
Femme Tattoo Art
Rik Lee Creates Amazing Watercolor Tattoo Concepts
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Heroine Pin-Up Artistry
Heroine Pin-Up Artistry
Dutch Tattooist Angelique Houtkamp Crafts Modern Beauties
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Expressive Watercolors
Expressive Watercolors
Marion Bolognesi's 'Eyes' Art Series is Dripping With Emotion
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Titillating Tatts
Titillating Tatts
Uncle Allan's Artistic Tattoos are Badass Works of Art
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Dripping Portraits
Dripping Portraits
Molly Brill Masters The Art Of Emotional Water Colors
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Watercolor Fashion Sketches
Watercolor Fashion Sketches
Camilla Gray Illustrates Her Love for Color and Style
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Surreal Watercolor Illustrations
Surreal Watercolor Illustrations
Gabriel Moreno Has a Sweet Artistic Style
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Winsome Watercolor Couture
Winsome Watercolor Couture
The Fashion Illustrations of Belinda Chen are Enchanting
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Sensual Watercolor Illustrations
Sensual Watercolor Illustrations
These Cate Parr Artworks are Elaborately Mystical
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Gloomy Fashion Illustrations
Gloomy Fashion Illustrations
Cassandra Rhodin's Watercolors Mix 1920s Style and Sadness
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