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It's here! Square :la: Ok...almost :giggle:

Soon October starts, which's time for

2nd entry for liv's contest 


Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2018 if you want your art to be seen by everyone.


2018promptlist by TokyoMoonlight


No, you don't, you can make your own. =D

More INFO can be found on the official Inktober webpage
(don't forget to look under FAQ)


, but also for Inktober artworks the same rules apply:
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Bullet; Black It has to be a painting (if it's a drawing we will decline it! Sorry Panda Emoji-10 (Blush) [V1] )
Bullet; Black In the description box of the artwork the art media used to create the artwork needs to be mentioned.
Bullet; Black Paintings must be presented properly. Your artwork can't be shown together with art materials, notebook wires visible, surroundings of the artwork. We only accept the ones which show the artwork itself and nothing else.

Take a look at some of our Inktober paintings from the previous year
Inktober 2017 - Freyja, Goddess of Fertility by theGrayStray   Inktober17 07 Where are you hiding? by LualaDy   Inktober '17 #18 by rod-roesler  
Inktober Day 2: Decay by Oddeum   Inktober2017 23 by TKRabe

Underwater - Day 4 Inktober 2017 by farbwirbel   Inktober 17: Breaktime by charcoalfeather   Day 7: Planets by sofierimmer  

Bye bye!

your watercolorists team

More Journal Entries


:smallwave: V2 by Synfull Please read our complete SUBMISSION RULES.

SUBMISSION LIMIT: 1 artwork per DAY.

Here are some quick guidelines:
Pixel: Orange Star by apparate Accepted art media: water-soluble media such as watercolor, concentrated watercolor ink, acuarela, liquid watercolor, transparent ink, India ink, Ecoline, coffee, tea, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gouache and acrylic washes in a translucent manner.

Pixel: Orange Star by apparate In the description box of your artwork has to be written which art media (ex.: watercolor, ink…) was used to create your painting. You don't need to name the brands. Writing "watercolor" in your tags is not enough.

Pixel: Orange Star by apparate The artwork has to be presented properly (no crooked photographs or scans, notebook wires visible, paint sets and or brushes visible, blurry and so on…)

Pixel: Orange Star by apparate Nothing digital can be added, painted or drawn on the artwork. Exceptions are: regular editing of the scan / photo (adjusting brightness / contrast / sharpness, cropping, adding watermarks).

Simple Smiley by ware4me We always write the artist the reason for declining the artwork. If possible we ask for corrections and for re-submisson of the artwork.

Check Out Watercolorists

Have a general question about joining or submitting art? Check here first!

Read and learn from fellow members on thoughts about projects and techniques.

Members work on a group assignment to work more with this great paint and learn from others.

Read about featured members speak about their art and themselves.

Participate in regular event to win points, art & features and improve as a watercolorist.

:bulletgreen: Have fun! :D
:bulletgreen: Encourage other members with their pursuit with watercolors
:bulletgreen: Comment on a member's watercolor
:bulletgreen: Submit an AquaTip
:bulletgreen: Reply to a AquaTip
:bulletgreen: Participate in an AquaProject

Best of August 2018

Voted by our members :love:

memory of little trip by echowater

The painting received the most votes in our Best of month poll.

Watercolorists NEWS SEPTEMBER 2018

Autumn divider by StarryWave

A new one is planned around 15th October 2018.
So be prepared! =D
And no, the theme will have nothing to do with Halloween. :giggle:

August 2018

AQUA Challenge WINNER feature



White Doe - AquaChallenge by Sieskja

db3 by RBSRdesigns


Untitled by tuningmyheart

db3 by RBSRdesigns


Red hair by Libfly

db3 by RBSRdesigns

CREATIVITY prize winner

Hands by MetAnnie

Donations for AquaChallenge

If you'd like to donate points for our regular event AquaChallenge, please use the donation widgets at Ithilloth or TokyoMoonlight profile pages.
(Please write that it's for the AquaChallenge)
Please Donate by KillboxGraphics

It all goes for prizes for AquaChallenge - the more we raise, the bigger prizes can be!

Thank you for the points by Affectionatelyx

Watercolor is just a "little" part of Traditional Art. What are your thoughts on traditional art? :plotting: :dummy: Do you see enough traditional artworks? 

93 deviants said NO :cries: There's not enough traditional art.
80 deviants said YES =D I see lots of traditional art.
3 deviants said If you want to share some thoughts regarding traditional art in general, or have suggestions / ideas how to give traditional art MORE EXPOSURE, please leave a comment down bellow. :blush:


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AquaChallenge Feature no.3: Snowflakes
Hello my dear watchers Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
How are we feeling? Good, not so good?
Don't worry...we all have ups and downs :bademoticon: 
Remember always one foot at the time Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 
...small bunny steps :D (Big Grin) 
Did someone say...SNOWFLAKES? :giggle:
Though they are pretty to look at, I don't miss the snow. I much rather have the sun and warm temperatures 31. Flowers Emoticon: Sunny 
Spring is coming...closer and closer :excited: rvmp 
But till then let us see some amazing watercolor artists who won the Dec/Jan AquaChallenge at watercolorists Love 
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This time we didn't only ha
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AquaChallenge Feature no.2: Halloween
Panda Emoji-31 (Hello) [V2]  my dear watchers!
Yes, I know...I was journal updates, no ArtBunnies Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
And my artwork submissions could be more frequently too cry orange 
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I also apologize for making the mistake for uploading my watercolorists  group's art feature as my personal journal (you probably received it in your inbox). I never used Stash to submit before :D (Big Grin)  Lesson learned. :imsmart: 
Now to more fun stuff.
It's time for an art feature of watercolorists  AquaChallenge winners.
The theme was...Halloween...I know so original for Oct/Nov I am a dummy!  There were 21 entries but there could only be 3 winners.
As a prize there was also a
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AquaChallenge Feature no.1: Summertime
Some may already know that I'm (since May 2016) a moderator at the group :iconwatercolorists:  
In August we held our first AquaChallenge :happybounce: 
The theme was »Summertime«.
We had 27 artworks which took part in the challenge. The admins of the group choose 10 best artworks and put them in a poll. After 1 week of voting the winners had been chosen.
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THE WINNERS of the AquaChallenge "SUMMERTIME" are:
(97 votes)
Summer Tomatoes

Other artworks by the artist  
(39 votes)
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Feature: AquaChallenge Winners!
watercolorists recently held their Halloween-themed AquaChallenge AquaChallenge - Halloween - WINNERS - here are the very talented winners! Congrats to everyone, and go show their galleries some love :dalove:
1st Place: :iconaya-lunar: Aya-Lunar for Scarecrow

2nd Place: :iconirbi-art: Irbi-Art for My Halloween Garden

3rd Place: :iconlazy-brush: Lazy-Brush for Full Moon
Full moon (final) by lazy-brush
Inktober #14/31 (Tree) by lazy-brush Abstract in blue and pink colors by lazy-brush Bouquet of roses by lazy-brush Autumn landscape by lazy-brush
Congratulations winners, and to all entrants! Hurray for watercolors :)
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Feature: Spirit of Spring AquaChallenge Winners!
Congratulations everyone! Let's show these talented artists some love! :dalove:
First Place  Gavenia :icongavenia: for Nothing Gold Can Stay

Second Place:  Reraartist :iconreraartist: for Cherry Blossom

Third Place:  Riana-art :iconriana-art: for Coniglietto al Arcimboldo
Coniglietto al Arcimboldo by Riana-art
A light in the dark by Riana-art  The sleepers who rest forever by Riana-art  
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Feature: Transitions AquaChallenge Winners!
Congrats winners! :squee:
~First Place~
QuixoticChipmunk with "View From the Clock Tower"

~Second Place~ and ~Creativity Prize~
irbi-art with "The Last Dance of the Butterfly"

~Third Place~
IvieMoon with "Black-eyed Susans"
(hey, this one looks really familiar... :hmm: )

Rather than feature my own works I
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Feature: AquaChallenge Winners!
Presenting the winners of watercolorists wintertime AquaChallenge "White Perfection"
1st Place Michelle-T-Williams

2nd Place jackfox2008

3rd Place Harmony1965

Creativity Prize fenifire

 Polish Legends - Fern Flower by fenifire Universe Realms - Styx by fenifire
Congrats to our winners, and a round of :clap: to all of our wonderful artists! There were a lot of beautiful entries this time, it made it very tough to vote!
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watercolorists wants to affiliate with groups who have interest in painting and other traditional arts. We also want to work with groups who want their members to learn more, experiment and enjoy all the exciting things art has to offer!


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gigi28 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, How could I join this group ? I am a beginner with watercolour.
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018   Traditional Artist

You join our group the same as you did with other groups. Click the "join our group" button. :)

gigi28 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
thanks I have done it now :) (Smile) 
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
And you have been accepted ;)
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SimonLB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my work !
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
Of course...if it follows our rules why not =D
And it's also in my personal goodie bag (in favorites)^^
SimonLB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I saw that ! Thank you very much :) !
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
wink grin 
rookiewatercolour17 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi guys I know this one is not fully watercolour, I just wanted to get some feedback and also some advice on what to do with the background. Thanks :D (Big Grin)  
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