Yuki Kesho 雪化粧

Yuki Kesho (Makeup of Snow) was inspired by Shirakawago, a UNESCO heritage landmark in Gifu, Japan.

Notice how each delicate brush stroke comes together to capture the beautiful Gassho-Zukuri traditional houses with their trademark  steep thatched roofs covered in snow. The midnight blue gradient hue chosen by the artist also brings across an overall  serenity and calmness which captures the very essence of Shirakawago.

See how it is made here.

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