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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, WeirdoOwl
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! A feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon, RiEile


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, WeirdoOwl
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, WeirdoOwl
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, WeirdoOwl
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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Absence notice

:alert: by Scorpion81ABSENCE NOTICE :alert: by Scorpion81
BECAUSE OF TokyoMoonlight's ABSENCE (FROM 22nd TILL 26th OF OCTOBER), MEMBERS ART SUBMISSIONS AND REQUESTS FOR JOINING THE GROUP WON'T BE ACCEPTED.

Don't worry if your art submission or your request to join the group won't be accepted this week. ;)

2015YupiANanEmote005 by YupiANan See you soon!

RULES FOR SUBMITTING ART

: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.

Countdown to AquaChallenge - SALTY

Friday, November 30th @ 2:59pm

For more info click: SALTY

PRIZES Pixel: Gift by apparate :
1st - 300 :points: // 2nd - 200 :points: // 3rd - 100 :points: // creativity prize - 120 :points:
and more (features, llamas...)

Any donations for the AquaChallenge are more than welcome Clefairy :love: by ClefairyKid

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 September 2018

Voted by our members :love:

Panorama of Cracow by GreeGW

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

Watercolorists NEWS October 2018

autumn by Catatombi

Newest AquaCHALLENGE:
SALTY
Deadline: November 30th 2018

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Latest MONTHLY FEATURE:
September 2018

AQUA Challenge WINNER feature

AquaChallenge
"BACK TO BASICS"



1st PLACE

White Doe - AquaChallenge by Sieskja


db3 by RBSRdesigns


2nd PLACE

Untitled by tuningmyheart


db3 by RBSRdesigns


3rd PLACE

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 widget at TokyoMoonlight profile page.
(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

Absence notice 

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14 deviants said YES!
28%
13 deviants said See you in 1 week! :blowkiss: :happybounce:
22%
10 deviants said NO! Are you crazy?!
15%
7 deviants said Pumpkin Bullet (Left) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre
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1 deviant said From 22nd till 26th of October 2018 the group won't accept any members submissions. :blush:
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1 deviant said Reason -> TokyoMoonlight will be away and won't have access to a pc. ;) Sadly the DA app doesn't allow any group management. :B
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No deviants said A question just for fun =D If you could, would you fly to the space?

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:icongigi28:
gigi28 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, How could I join this group ? I am a beginner with watercolour.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018   Traditional Artist
Hi,

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

watercolorists 
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:icongigi28:
gigi28 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
thanks I have done it now :) (Smile) 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
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 !
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:icontokyomoonlight:
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)^^
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SimonLB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I saw that ! Thank you very much :) !
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
wink grin 
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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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