AquaChallenge: SALTY
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Hello watercolorists !  

It's been so long promised Panda Emoji-10 (Blush) [V1] ...now it's time :plotting:

To cook, to eat salty snacks? No!
Trash Dove Nope (not my art) 

We will be using salt...but for painting.

In watercolors you can use lots of different materials like plastic, paper tissue and everyday items like water and you guessed it...SALT to make awesome textures.

For the salt technique in watercolor paintings you can use regular kitchen salt, sea salt or the special one made for watercolors from an art supply store.

See some examples of great use of the salt technique:

Pet Fish by ghostyheart   Alkonost [collab] by LualaDy   Calla by Riemea

Those Who Came From Mist by Sieskja   March Tale by natzufall

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The THEME =D CHALLENGE for October / November is:
 SALTY  
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:alert: INSTRUCTIONS for entering our challenge:  :alert: 

Create a watercolor painting by using THE SALT TECHNIQUE. So don't paint the salt, but use the actual salt to create a watercolor painting with it.

You can create anything you like (landscape, portrait, still life…). Just make sure the pattern created with salt is very good visible...the more the better. And please try to create an actual painting, not just a quick sketch. You have more than enough time to send your entry.

Rules yeah...everyone loves them. :hee: 


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!


RULES about submissions (NOTE: Please read them carefully!):
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! Your work must be new - created and submitted on DeviantArt between 15th October 2018 and 30th November 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.


WHERE to submit:
Please submit to the AquaChallenge FOLDER.


TIME to submit your artwork:
This AquaChallenge starts with 15th October 2018 and ends on 30th November 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! 25 :points: from Secret Pumpkin :pumpkin: revamp 
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 LualaDy, Apfelmaeuschen
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon, RiEile
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A5 mixed media (inks and watercolor) artwork from NOLANOS


Pixel: Gift 2nd PLACE:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 200 :points:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 25 :points: from Secret Pumpkin :pumpkin: revamp 
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 LualaDy, Apfelmaeuschen
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon, RiEile


Pixel: Gift 3rd PLACE:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 100 :points:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 25 :points: from Secret Pumpkin :pumpkin: revamp 
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 LualaDy, Apfelmaeuschen
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon, RiEile


Pixel: Gift CREATIVITY prize:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 120 :points: from our guest judge :iconlualady:
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! 25 :points: from Secret Pumpkin :pumpkin: revamp 
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 LualaDy, Apfelmaeuschen
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from LualaDy, 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)



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-56 (Hiding) [V3] 
 
What? You need help...no problem help is on the way! Woooosh 







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

HAVE FUN, BE CREATIVE AND MOSTLY… BE A BOLD WATERCOLORIST!
 +LEE MIN HO - Kiss (Emoticon #O1 ) 

your ~watercolorists team

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ArianeTatsu's avatar
ArianeTatsuHobbyist General Artist
Hi!
I wanted to submit my picture here:
Shaman King: The Beginning by ArianeTatsu

But I can´t upload my picture in the folder because of the 30th day limit. qq
I draw this for the contest and today is the last day. Please help.
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
Hi =D,
I have sent you a request for the artwork to be accepted in our gallery.
Click the yes button in the request and it will be ok. ;)
ArianeTatsu's avatar
ArianeTatsuHobbyist General Artist
Hi :3
Thank you so much!
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-37 (Teehee) [V2] You're welcome!
UszatyArbuz's avatar
UszatyArbuz Digital Artist
"Don't paint the salt" XDDD

Every time I try it I never can get it to work :panic:  (just wanted to make few papers with such "pattern" for my exploding boxes)
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TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
I don't know if you saw on my IG...I got a nice texture using salt, but the paper wasn't right and the salt didn't want to dry properly (I used a hair dryer, put on the radiator, nothing worked, after a while it again started to be wet)...I had to remove that part of the paper.

Usually you have to have the right amount of wetness of the color. It's a gut feeling...it can't be too wet (like a lake), but it has to have a shine. And it's better to sprinkle less salt then too much (or like me...who drops 1kg of salt with just 2 fingers :shakefist:
And it also depends on the color...blue, red are usually ok. It's a try and error thing. :B
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UszatyArbuz Digital Artist
I saw, of course I did :giggle:

Ah yeah, just something you need to learn over time.. I'm not too patient in such stuff :XD:
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
For the slat you really have to practice and even if you do you can never now what the outcome will be. :B But that's also part of the fun. ;)
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TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
God, I wrote slat...instead of salt :facepalm:
UszatyArbuz's avatar
UszatyArbuz Digital Artist
Eh saame thiiiinggg
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bloomingavalonProfessional General Artist
Hi, I have a problem with submittion, because I've exeeded the limit of 1 deviation per 30 days.
Am I allowed to participate in the competition?
My entry is here  Serenity by bloomingavalon
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TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
Hello =D
No problem. Maybe you have previously submited one of your regular entries in this folder and now you can't anymore.

Only this AquaChallenge folder is limited to 1 per month (since you can make only 1 entry), but the other folders is open...so you can submit 1 per day as always. ;)

Many members just use the wrong folder (the contest folder) and I accept it and move the deviation in the regular members submission folder. :giggle:

Thank you for taking part in the contest. Good luck! :blowkiss:
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bloomingavalonProfessional General Artist
Thanks for clarification. I've just submitted to Members Submission folder. Could you please move it to the contest folder?
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
But I sent you a request for it to be accepted :paranoid: Didn't you see it? :giggle:
Well, then let me accept the one from you :P

The other (request) one I have withdrawn so it's all good.

Bye bye :wave:
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bloomingavalonProfessional General Artist
Thanks for your assistance. Hug 
Sorry for the late reply. I've been traveling for a while didn't have access to my deviant account
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
Oh, poor you...no DA?! No, this is too much… Faint 
Just kidding :giggle:
No problem, what only matters is that your artwork has been accepted. ;)
bloomingavalon's avatar
bloomingavalonProfessional General Artist
Yes, It was hard as hellRage But I've survived :D (Big Grin) 
AnnaFromTheTrain's avatar
AnnaFromTheTrainProfessional Traditional Artist
Oh I really want to do this! It's been so long since I participated in anything on DA...and I'm terribly busy too, but one more sleepless night will not kill me ^^ :coffeecup: rvmp 
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
No...it will only make you strongerWoooosh 
...and exhausted probably too :giggle:
AnnaFromTheTrain's avatar
AnnaFromTheTrainProfessional Traditional Artist
I'll focus on the "stronger" part :D (Big Grin) 
TokyoMoonlight's avatar
TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
bunneh icon14 awesome!
fenifire's avatar
fenifire Traditional Artist
ooooh! it's been some time since I played around with salt - now that is an opportunity :XD:
onwards! Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
:damphyr:
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TokyoMoonlight Traditional Artist
Then good luck with creating something awesome ;)
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