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Sorry for being so late with the June's Monthly feature...the AquaChallenge mixed everything a little bit up.
Stitch is Sorry plz 

A quick group update =D
We were able to extend our super group status till June 16th 2019 thanx to our kind donors. :blowkiss:

In July the fun activity World Watercolor Month 2018  is going on. We get more and more submissions each day. It shows that our members are very creative and productive.

We just announced our AquaChallenge - Back to basics - WINNERS which were:

      1st place:                         2nd place:
White Doe - AquaChallenge by Sieskja     Untitled by tuningmyheart

       3rd place:                       Creativity winner:
Red hair by Libfly     Hands by MetAnnie

db3 by RBSRdesigns

- The Best of JUNE 2018 -

Portrait of Frida Kahlo #2 by lazy-brush
by :iconlazy-brush:

Gouache forest by Booksdust
by :iconbooksdust:

Old Man by CamillaMalcus
by :iconcamillamalcus:

Unsaid truths by ericadalmaso
by :iconericadalmaso:

A whole lot of  f u n g i by STelari
by :iconstelari:

Zephyr by Hedgesloth
by :iconhedgesloth:

Cosmic Scandal by Viprion
by :iconviprion:

Fior di Speranza (Flower of hope) by Manuela-M
by :iconmanuela-m:

Poppies +video by BestArtChoice
by :iconbestartchoice:

Slavic Heritage: Evening Bloom by kiko-burza
by :iconkiko-burza:

db3 by RBSRdesigns

- Category Highlights -

Falling Lighthouse by tin-sulwen
by :icontin-sulwen:

Swallowtail Butterfly On Fennel by AjaxTelamoneis
by :iconajaxtelamoneis:

Birds on a fence by dasidaria-art
by :icondasidaria-art:

Rising of the Night by FrerinHagsolb
by :iconfrerinhagsolb:

Pet Fish by ghostyheart
by :iconghostyheart:

An unusual Pet by JennyJinya
by :iconjennyjinya:

Chic by Paintwick
by :iconpaintwick:

ASoIaF/GoT: Snapdragons by MannaKana
by :iconmannakana:

Caltha Phlox by Kishyie
by :iconkishyie:

Daily watercolor- white soul- commission by Saitonart
by :iconsaitonart:

db3 by RBSRdesigns

- Keyword: "SEA" -

(seascapes, sea animals, beaches, sea boats, sea food etc.)

Please share one of your and/or any other's watercolor artwork as a thumb in the comment bellow.

The rules are:
Bullet; Blue Only watercolor paintings (or similar water-soluble and transparent art media)
Bullet; Blue Per member: 1 of your own artwork and/or 1 artwork from another artist
Bullet; Blue It's related to the keyword

db3 by RBSRdesigns

previous keyword: "MERMAIDS & MERMEN"
Between Two Worlds by DavidHoffrichter   Sirenas 44/50 by alealgethi

Moonlight Mermaid by ARiA-Illustration   The Little Mermaid / La Sirenita by ghostyheart   The World Above by IvieMoon


db3 by RBSRdesigns

Enough talking, go back to painting and enjoy the sunny days ahead!
bunny 2 by cherrielty
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 May 2018

Voted by our members :love:

Autumn Ashberries by Cyan707

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

Best of June 2018 - Choose your favorite 

38 deviants said A whole lot of  f u n g i by STelari
36 deviants said Old Man by CamillaMalcus
32 deviants said Portrait of Frida Kahlo #2 by lazy-brush
31 deviants said Zephyr by Hedgesloth
29 deviants said Gouache forest by Booksdust
16 deviants said Poppies +video by BestArtChoice
15 deviants said Unsaid truths by ericadalmaso
8 deviants said Cosmic Scandal by Viprion
6 deviants said Slavic Heritage: Evening Bloom by kiko-burza
2 deviants said Fior di Speranza (Flower of hope) by Manuela-M


Recent Journal Entries

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AquaChallenge Feature no.3: Snowflakes
Hello my dear watchers Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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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 
Yup it's time for a feature Singing 
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.
Bunny Emoji-11 (Drum Roll) [V1] 
THE WINNERS of the AquaChallenge "SUMMERTIME" are:
(97 votes)
Summer Tomatoes

Other artworks by the artist  
(39 votes)
:icontokyomoonlight:TokyoMoonlight 4 15
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  
:iconiviemoon:IvieMoon 0 2
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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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)  
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hello...we have answered your question in your submission's comment section. =D
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
It seems like some gallery folders is full.
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hello =D

We only have 1 folder "members submission". The admins of the group move the individual artwork into the right folder.

And since we are now having an AquaChallenge there's also another folder open, but this one is only for the contest entries.

Each member can submit only 1 artwork per day.

watercolorists administration
LittleM-Mistress Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Could some of you guys give me some advice? 

I want to upload my traditional art, but it seems my scanner and pictures just don't do the art justice. It seems that both don't let the colors look as vibrant as they do on the paper. 

Is there any tips you guys could give me to help me?
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Of course we can :) (Smile) 

If you scan or take a photo, you always have to edit the scanned picture or photo. The original pictures will never look as good as your painting if you won't edit them.

When you edit, one of the most important feature is "saturation". Using this, your colors get more saturated, vibrant.

Then there are other features:
Brightness, highlights -> to make the white of the paper look more bright, and the general painting also
Shadows -> to make some parts look more saturated with color, more darker
Contrast -> helps you also to saturate the colors, to make everything more stand out
Sharpness -> scanned or photographs are mostly blurred, this helps you to make them look more detailed
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