Angela Hao (@angelahao_art) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Angela is an artist focusing on architecture, sketches, environments and sometimes portraits.. If there’s a dedication prize out there she should get it for the amount of paintings featuring the front view of a shop or a house, the streets and the city views. All of them are super accurate, very colorful, and overall fantastic!

It’s so cool to look at her artworks on IG and then swipe the pic to see process videos, but more importantly, references! These two elements are often there alongside the main piece and references always strike me cause I reailze she is truly capable of adding life to a city place. I’m not saying they look bad on the reference, not at all, but I can’t get why her versions always look better.. It’s just as simple, maybe it’s about the colors or maybe it’s her painting style, I don’t know, yet the result is so joyful and clean, I love it!

All the three pics you see here have their reference image (a Google street view screenshot) and they are represented wonderfully. If she changes something it’s for the better and the main difference to me in all of them is the athmosphere she is able to create. The photo references give her a “normal” place to paint and when her magic is done they feel like selfie worthy spots, if you get what I mean.

The amount of details included in each painting is stunning and together with the fact that those places come from a real world spot puts into the result that feeling of: “yes, I can see this place existing, it’s not made up for a story from the artist, it is real“. That to me is incredibly fascinating, and it all comes from a great choice in the beginning to find the correct inspiration pic and the details giving it the final touch.

What do you think about Angela? Do you also love what’s going on here?
I’d like to discuss today’s talent with you in the comments below!

If you think Angela deserves a follow or you wanna see more I’ve got you covered
Instagram: @angelahao_art
InPrnt: Angela Hao

I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!