He uses this technique to create unconventional, swirling gowns for his imaginary muses—which he calls his SusuGirls. JaeSuk originally began his creative path as an interior designer, but has become better known for his SusuGirls.
JaeSuk’s technique involves squeezing water droplets from a brush, then adding watercolours onto these droplets. The ethereal garments he creates produce vibrant explosions of colour, often flowing freely over the page. From there he embraces the diffused edges as if they’re bunches of lightweight fabric or feathers.
He also doesn’t worry too much about the slip ups either. “I think the beauty of watercolour is that even if you make a mistake, it somehow adds a special touch to it,” he said in an interview.
In fact, painting these dress designs with water drops is all about taking chances for him.
Spontaneous dress designs
He adds shapes, lines and textures spontaneously to create an abstract and fluid form to represent couture-like dresses. While unpredictable, he knows that even blunders can yield something unexpectedly delightful.
“I think the beauty of watercolour is that even if you make a mistake, it somehow adds a special touch to it.”