Waterlogue app turns ordinary photos of Japan into beautiful works of art2

Japanese Twitter and Instagram users have discovered Waterlogue, an app that allows you to “transform your photos into luminous watercolors,” and now there is an endless surge of ordinary images turned artsy photos on both sites. We’re not sure if the following examples can be considered art since they were created with a few clicks of an index finger, but they are beautiful nonetheless.

If you’re still not entirely sure what Waterlogue does, allow us to show you an example. The app allows users to upload ordinary photos like this:

Waterlogue creation before

Image: Yoshii Blog

And makes them look like watercolor paintings, like this:

Waterlogue creation after

Image: Twitter (hiroshiyoshii)

Even the most mundane items, like your profile summary on Twitter, look like works of art thanks to the app:

Waterlogue app turns ordinary photos of Japan into beautiful works of art

Image: Twitter (dfnt)

Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive watercolor-style photos from Japan that have all been created using Waterlogue.

▼ An image of a can of Japanese alcohol is turned into something you’d be proud to hang on your wall.Waterlogue app turns ordinary photos of Japan into beautiful works of art4

Image: Twitter (ANI3)

▼ And another one…this time it’s just beer, but it looks so classy!Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 7.29.57 AM

Image: Instagram (yokochie)

Cats are a favorite Waterlogue subject amongst Japanese Twitter users. They look quite stoic, actually:

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Image: Twitter (summereye)

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Image: Twitter (Raccoon_T_Dog)

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Image: Twitter (aokijun)

Toys are another surprisingly beautiful subject in Waterlogue:

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Image: Twitter (kazzroad01)

▼ We’d love to see just one Gundam episode done up in watercolor!Waterlogue toys

Image: Twitter (MasakiSe)

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Image: Twitter (dokon)

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Image: Bokuinu suisai

Japanese food, while visually appealing on its own, looks positively radiant when transformed into a watercolor painting:

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Image: Twitter (hasutsuGa)

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Image: Instagram (lotushouse)

Japanese food waterlogue

Image: Twitter (asahiko_MTG)

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Image: Twitter (Fantom_JAC)

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Image: Twitter (conranca)

But buildings and scenery in Japan turn out the best; they’re absolutely magnificent when transformed by the app:

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Image: Twitter (head774)

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Image: Twitter (Yurara621)

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Image: Twitter (yayoichan)

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Image: Twitter (keitag)

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Image: Twitter (harumati_t)

▼ Mt. FujiJapan landscapes waterlogue6

Image: Twitter (SAY_A_BLUR)

▼ Tokyo SkytreeJapan landscapes waterlogue5

Image: Twitter (chan_co)

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Image: Twitter (_Ripa_)

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Image: Twitter (_Ripa_)

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Image: Twitter (romanovh)

Japanese buildings waterlogue

Image: Twitter (ykosw)

If you’d like to download Waterlogue and try your hand at watercoloring the world around you, you can purchase the app on the iTunes store, here (in Japanese) or here (in English).

Source: Naver Matome
Featured image: Twitter (04040000)