One of art’s most valuable influences is its ability to move and inspire. Some works of art make us aware of global issues or stimulate deep thoughts, but there are also those that convey pure happiness and joy. Hiroki Takeda’s lighthearted watercolor paintings belong to that second category. The expressive brushstrokes, the seamless gradations of bright and clear colors, and the artist’s ingenious ability to incorporate florals into the outline of animal figures make for the most joyful animal paintings that are deeply satisfying to observe.
Let these charming watercolor paintings of animals fill your heart with joy and positivity! Scroll down to see 20 of Takeda’s paintings.