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Hello watercolorists  members!  

Jumping la It's AquaChallenge time! jump rope

eh...Basic what?! :confused: 
Yes, you heard it right...we are going back to basic COLORS.

Primary colors are RED, YELLOW and BLUE. By using and mixing only those colors we can create a painting with lots of beautiful colors.

Do you need some help with how to mix colors or what are primary, secondary and tertiary colors, then take a look at the following video:



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The THEME =D CHALLENGE for May / June is:
 BACK TO BASICS  
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:alert: INSTRUCTIONS for entering our challenge:  :alert: 
Create a watercolor painting by using only 3 primary colors (yellow, red, blue) and colors that were mixed with them. Don't use pre-mixed, bought colors like orange or violet etc. Create the orange color yourself by mixing yellow and red and so on.

You can create anything you like (landscape, portrait, still life…). This time we don't have a theme, just a challenge. ;)

You probably wonder -> "So how will you know that we didn't cheat?" It's a challenge, you are our member, so we TRUST you. The challenge is meant to be fun, to raise your art knowledge and to show your skills.
Be an artist not a fraud. For Honor and Glory 


WHO can participate:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Any member of watercolorists can join the fun.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Donators  are welcome to participate too!
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Previous AquaChallenge winners will not be able to enter the voting poll Since the AquaChallenges aren't so frequently, we can erase this rule...what do you think? .: giggle :. 


RULES about submissions (NOTE: Please read them carefully!):
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Your work must be new - submitted on DeviantArt between 20th May 2018 and 30th June 2018 in order to participate.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Only one entry per member.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Your artwork has to apply to our group's Submission rules - obviously it needs to be a watercolor or one of acceptable media! In case you're not sure if your work applies, please ask us directly.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Please mention the AquaChallenge in the description of your artwork so that we know it's supposed to take part in the challenge.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! :alert: LIST THE THREE PIGMENTS :alert:  you have used to create the painting in the description box.
Example:
yellow: Schmincke Horadam no. 212 chrome yellow light; blue: White Nights no.513 azure, red: Schmincke Horadam no. 357 alizarin crimson


WHERE to submit:
Please submit to the AquaChallenge FOLDER.


TIME to submit your artwork:
This AquaChallenge starts with 20th May 2018 and ends on 30th June 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).
To check what hour will it be in your time zone, you can use this page: Event Time from timeanddate.com


PRIZES:

Pixel: Gift 1st PLACE:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 300 :points:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 100 :points: from a mermaid :merla:  
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature place in our AQUA Challenge WINNER feature box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A Llama from UszatyArbuz, BestArtChoice
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from UszatyArbuz, IvieMoon, RiEile
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 1 Premium content box code from UszatyArbuz


Pixel: Gift 2nd PLACE:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 200 :points:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 50 :points: from a mermaid :merla: 
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature place in our AQUA Challenge WINNER feature box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A Llama from UszatyArbuz, BestArtChoice
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from UszatyArbuz, IvieMoon, RiEile


Pixel: Gift 3rd PLACE:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 100 :points:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 25 :points: from a mermaid :merla: 
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature place in our AQUA Challenge WINNER feature box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A Llama from UszatyArbuz, BestArtChoice
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from UszatyArbuz, IvieMoon, RiEile


Pixel: Gift CREATIVITY prize:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 70 :points: from our guest judge :iconayjaja:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 55 :points: from a mermaid :merla: 
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A Llama from UszatyArbuz, BestArtChoice
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from UszatyArbuz, IvieMoon, RiEile


The guest judge will pick one lucky winner from all of the participants in this AquaChallenge. The winning artwork will be chosen based on creativity.


Pixel: Gift ALL participants will be featured in a group feature!


Gift for You CALLING FOR DONATORS!
If you want to help us with prizes (points, features, artworks, stamps, …), we would be very grateful and happy. The more prizes we can collect the sweeter awards can get!
If you can donate points, artworks, features, llamas for winners, please comment under this journal or send a note directly to the group. You can also use the donation widget on TokyoMoonlight's page.  (Please write that it's for the AquaChallenge)

Thank you to the current donors: 
:iconuszatyarbuz: :iconayjaja: :iconiviemoon: :iconrieile: :iconbestartchoice:



VOTING:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Depending on the number of entries we will make 2 semi-final polls simultaneously, each will have max. of 10 artworks. The artworks will be placed in those polls in the order in which they were submitted.

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! We will ask you to choose from both semi-final polls the artwork which you like the most. The first 3 artworks which receive the most votes in each semi-final poll will go to the final poll where the winners will be chosen.

1st SEMI-FINAL poll -> 10 (or less) artworks to choose from -> top 3 go to final poll
2nd SEMI-FINAL poll -> 10 (or less) artworks to choose from -> top 3 go to final poll
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FINAL poll -> 6 semi-final artworks to choose from -> 3 AquaChallenge winners

Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! The time to vote for semi-final and final will be each 5 days.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! In case there will be more than 20 entries, we will do as follows: AquaChallenge - HOW TO VOTE
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Everyone has one vote - also the participants!



!! HELP !!  
Llama Emoji 57 (Lazy) [V3] 
 
What? You need help...no problem help is on the way! :happybounce:






If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!  

HAVE FUN, BE CREATIVE AND MOSTLY… BE A BOLD WATERCOLORIST!
 
dancing-alpaca 
your ~watercolorists team


A little reminder about our AquaChallenge, the deadline is 30th June 2018
Which means only 3 DAYS left. 
Harley Quinn Wink icon 
Add a Comment:
 
:iconladycat17:
LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hello, fellow watercolourists! As almost always I'm kinda late and I want to join. Quick queschun... Can I use Black for a background? I know it sounds silly... But before I finish it.... and to not ruin the painting.

It's a relly nice challenge, btw! Takes us away from our comfort zone! :3
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
You can't use the regular black...you have to mix the colors which are approved (yellow, red and blue) to get the "black".

So for your artwork you won't get the proper black, but a color that looks similar to black. =D

watercolorists team
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:iconladycat17:
LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
Okay, many thanks! :)
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
:blowkiss:
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:iconladycat17:
LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconlillendandie:
Lillendandie Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great idea. I'm a bit rusty when it comes to mixing paint, but I think limited palettes look very cohesive.

Edit: I also found this www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFUwh3… which explains color pretty well.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018   Traditional Artist
I know that video...I also shared it with my watchers :happybounce:
This video showed me why some colors end up looking "dead" / muddy when you mix them :O
I follow her also on YT =D
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:iconkailavmp:
kailavmp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
Can we use white, please? :)
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:iconkailavmp:
kailavmp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
I was thinking of the particular style of mine: aceo for sysirauta by kailavmp 100% watercolor, white both the paper-white and also painted in white. Black/dark color mixed, of course.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018   Traditional Artist
Why can't nobody use just 3 colors Fool Emoji-37 (Waving and Crying) [V3]  why me...why... 
Such hard questions Day56 - Happy Cry 

Keep it to minimum (just lineart, small details)...after all the focus is on your ability to create a watercolor painting using only 3 colors...otherwise it's not a challenge anymore :cutenod: 
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:iconkailavmp:
kailavmp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
Sorry, I didn't mean to make things hard for you. In fact, I meant quite the opposite! I wasn't sure my typical style would comply, so I wanted to check with you first before submitting a piece!
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018   Traditional Artist
No problem *Free Icon/Emote* Sailor Mew Pusheen (So Fabulous) ...but I'm also thorn apart Headache New ...like, would that break the rules, is it not ok :nailbiter:So hard...so hard...wish I had better moon powers =D 

What matters is we learn something and have fun :woohoo:
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:iconkailavmp:
kailavmp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
Indeed! It may be a funny challenge yet, trying to stop my hand automatically reaching for that damned white! :D
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Traditional Artist
Tard Idea  great idea
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:iconroxya1:
roxya1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This sounds interesting. I have so many reds I would need to do some practice runs....
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018   Traditional Artist
That's a good starting point! Lovely Shoujo (Nods) [V4] 
Mixing different colors to see which are the best...that they don't get muddy :dummy:
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I have the awareness to paint...

unless you give 1 more week, I'm not even gonna try =(
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hiyori Crying Icon But...but...the challenge is already running from 20th May...if many people will ask for extending the deadline, then yes...but otherwise…:ummm: 

Previously over 20 people voted for extending it...submitted were less than 5 paintings...so :shrug:
watercolorists.deviantart.com/…
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
yea, but I signed up for the awareness for a while also
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
I understand...the contest is also much much bigger and intense =D
May the better one win! For Honor and Glory 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
which is not actually the case =P
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:iconfreespirit29:
FreeSpirit29 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am going to give this a go. I have used watercolour paint before so i should be able to come up with something.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018   Traditional Artist
Good luck!
You still have 1 month left :happybounce:
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:iconbestartchoice:
BestArtChoice Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I like to donate Llamas. Success participants. 🌸
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 31, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you =D
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:iconbestartchoice:
BestArtChoice Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its my pleasure. :) (Smile) 
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:iconriana-art:
Riana-art Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Artist
And are we allowed to use a colour that consists of more than one pigment? Na, I was just kidding :-) It is a real good challenge - I am in holiday and will see whether a small painting is possible. At least the traveling watercolor kit has only few colours. 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hmm? so funny...yeah, just make fun of the poor helpless admin Frustration Sigh 
This challenge is killing me Lucy - sigh 
Ok, where were we :dummy: yeah...you have time till 30th of June and need only 3 colors, so no excuses =D
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:iconquixoticchipmunk:
QuixoticChipmunk Featured By Owner Edited May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm... you know, I might actually try drawing with water soluble markers in the the primary colors, and then use a brush and water to blend the colors on the page.  Is this still allowed?  I know that all watery ink or watercolor-like paintings are allowed in submissions, but that gets close to drawing instead of "applying media in a painterly manner."

Also, can you still outline or shade with black or white, or is this breaking the challenge?

Thank you so much for setting this up!  And I'm glad the old rule was dropped.  These challenges are always so fun!
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
you're so funny =D
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
It's not me...it's my emoticons Kai : Wants You 
sephirotheweplz 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
=D
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:iconiviemoon:
IvieMoon Featured By Owner May 25, 2018   Traditional Artist
So, out of curiosity, a few touches of white ink for highlights would be OK? It wouldn't be used to mix colors, just to pick up a few lost details (I'm thinking stray strands of hair).

Also, what do you think about having people list the three pigments they used in the description of their entry? I'm always curious what colors people use anyway, and it would maybe make things easier to keep clear for the contest.
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:iconiviemoon:
IvieMoon Featured By Owner May 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Well, you're doing a great job handling the challenge, so all the practice we're giving you must be paying off :hug:
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
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:iconicewither:
Icewither Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Student General Artist
What if I don't know the exact pigments because I just got some cheap no-name watercolor? Would that be a problem?
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Then just write the name of the "watercolor brand"...what it says on the box
like Crayola, Steadtler =D

No problem here. ;)

One of our members made a good suggestion to write the pigments in the description box.
Why?
There are many watercolor brands and each one of them has at least 10 different variations of one color. So it's nice for all of us too see which exact pigment was used.

But in your case if you bought let's say the Crayola watercolors, it's a no brainer which yellow was used, since there's only one :giggle: maybe 2 if it's the bigger case.
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:iconicewither:
Icewither Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Alright, thanks (:
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Bunny Girl Emoji-55 (Wink) [V3] 
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:iconbinnus:
Binnus Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Can we only use one red, one yellow and one blue color and mix them and not different shades of these colors?
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 22, 2018   Traditional Artist
Not only if you can, you have to use only 1 of them.
Have you seen one of the other comments I made and it's featured?
comments.deviantart.com/1/7456…

I hope it helps 
Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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:iconbinnus:
Binnus Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Thank you for the clarification!
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 22, 2018   Traditional Artist
Sign Emoji-03 (Thumbs up) :nerd: rvmp 
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:iconrieile:
RiEile Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Cool challenge! I'll feature the winners and maybe paint something myself. I usually use one yellow (yellow ochre), one red (madder lake red) and many, many blues;)
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 21, 2018   Traditional Artist
Bunny Emoji-01(Excited) [V1] Yay...more prizes to be given!!!
It's like Christmas...but in May XD
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:iconiviemoon:
IvieMoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2018   Traditional Artist
So only one hue each of the three primaries... hmmm. Even though I always use a limited palette, I usually use a couple of reds, so this will take some thinking... :hmm: Guess that's why it's called a challenge, right? ;) Hopefully I can come up with something in time!

Oh, and I can do a feature for the winners.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 21, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-08 (Heart Angel) [V1]  Yes!...you've got it right! It's a challenge with only 3 colors ;)
The first challenge is to find the right / perfect blue, red and yellow. Some mix well together, others get muddy.

God, I love it already  :dignity-laugh: 
I think we will probably need to extend the submission time though, but whatever Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
Thank you for the prizes =D
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