Japanese Woodblock-Inspired Watercolor Illustrations by London-based Daniel Mackie Will Amaze You

In 2010, London-based illustrator, Daniel Mackie “abandoned Photoshop” (as described in his biography) to harness his creative energy into watercolors on heavy paper. His work will convince you to step away from the computer, too. Mackie’s watercolor paintings and portraits have been featured in some amazing publications worldwide, including Maxim, GQ, The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, and many others.

Check out some samples below and more on his portfolio site here. I love how he incorporates a lot of Japanese woodblock prints into the background of his pieces (like the first one shown below):

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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