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Journal Entry: Sun Nov 4, 2012, 6:15 AM
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Journal Entry: Wed Dec 28, 2011, 5:33 PM
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Welcome to the watercolorists monthly feature called AquaTalk! Each month, we will choose a member of watercolorists to interview. You will gain insight to their general artistic goals, their watercolor technique, and little of their personality as well.

AquaTalk Archive

February 2010 - Nachan
January 2010 - CamillaMalcus
June 2010 - Jopeli
July 2010 - petiteartiste666
October 2010 - Leftyfro
April 2011 - rinaswan
September 2011 - Gold Seven
November 2011 - ChencoIlufi


Journal Entry: Mon Mar 8, 2010, 4:41 PM
Journal Design by chi-u | Coded by Jamaal10

Welcome to the watercolorists monthly feature called AquaProject! We feature tasks and lessons that all deviants can share. Even non-members can participate and be featured in our favorites. The types of projects can vary (and we can always use project ideas!) You can view past projects below.

AquaProject Archive

December 2010 - Art Resolutions
November 2010 - Masking
August 2010 - Textures
July 2010 - 2010 World Cup Football
June 2010 - Warm/Cool Paintings
March 2010 - 3 Primary Colors
February 2010 - Watercolor Meme
January 2010 - Tools of the Trade

FAQ and Submission rules

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 19, 2009, 10:18 PM
Journal Design by chi-u | Coded by Jamaal10

The goal of our group watercolorists is to provide resources pertaining to the creation of art with water-soluble media, using translucent, painterly, watercolor-like techniques and to display those works for the benefit and enjoyment of our members.

You may submit one image once a day to our Members Submissions folder.  Upon acceptance your submission will be assigned to the appropriate gallery folder by a moderator.

 Submission Rules - why are submissions accepted or rejected

:bulletgreen: Paintings created with water-soluble media such as watercolor, concentrated watercolor ink, acuarela, liquid watercolor, transparent ink, India ink, Ecoline, coffee, tea, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, acrylic washes and gouache are welcome.  If your image has none of these materials, your submission cannot be accepted.

:bulletgreen:  All deviations must include the media (paint, ink, pencils, etc) used to create the image in the description of the work.  Submissions without this information cannot be accepted.

:bulletgreen: Works must be made in a painterly manner. If you use any acceptable media and apply them in a dry, drawing, or opaque  manner, your submission cannot be accepted.

:bulletgreen: Finished paintings only. No in-progress works or unfinished sketches can be accepted.  

:bulletgreen: We accept tasteful nudity and other tasteful forms of mature content as long as the submission acknowledges DeviantArt nudity policy.
FAQ #23: What are DeviantArt policies on nudity?
FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?

:bulletgreen: Images with offensive subject matter may be declined at the discretion of administrators.

:bulletgreen:  Paintings must be presented properly. If the submission is photographed or scanned crooked, notebook wires visible, too dark, blurry, and so on, the submission cannot be accepted.
Here are some references should you use a camera to scan your work Scanning With A Camera 2 by Cmac13 and Scanning With A Camera 1 by Cmac13

:bulletgreen:  No digital interference to the artwork is allowed, apart from adjusting brightness/ contrast, watermark, cropping the scan or photograph etc. Works with digitally added content cannot be accepted.
(Exceptions could be made if the digital part is not a part of overall composition and does not obscure the watercolor part of the artwork.)


I have an idea for the group!
Tell us! Send us a note!

Can I affiliate with your club?

Of course! We only affiliate with groups/clubs with focus on traditional media or painting. We also affiliate with groups/clubs that promote learning. Follow the process in this tutorial to ask for an affiliation!

Why my artwork is still waiting for approval?

Even though we have over 9,000 members, we work very hard to have all submissions reviewed within twenty four hours of your submitting them.  


Ask on this blog or send us a note!


Hello!  2018YupiANanEmote009 

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

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Best of June 2018 - Choose your favorite 

33 deviants said A whole lot of  f u n g i by STelari
27 deviants said Zephyr by Hedgesloth
24 deviants said Old Man by CamillaMalcus
23 deviants said Portrait of Frida Kahlo #2 by lazy-brush
21 deviants said Gouache forest by Booksdust
13 deviants said Poppies +video by BestArtChoice
12 deviants said Unsaid truths by ericadalmaso
7 deviants said Cosmic Scandal by Viprion
4 deviants said Slavic Heritage: Evening Bloom by kiko-burza
1 deviant said Fior di Speranza (Flower of hope) by Manuela-M


watercolorists wants to affiliate with groups who have interest in painting and other truaditional arts. We also want to work with groups who want their members to learn more, and experiment and enjoy all the exciting things art has to offer!


The following is information on the clubs that watercolorists proudly affiliates with. Please take the time to visit the other fine clubs on deviantArt and find more art to explore and learn.

:star: Specific Media Affiliates :star:

painters is the largest traditional club on dA to date. With over 1100 members, it is oozing with fabulous art. Massive contests and featured artists are some of their highlights.

:star: Tutorial/Resource Affiliates :star:
the-artists-cubby has many unique features that all artists can get value from. They produce tutorials of art techniques and fundamentals and members are encouraged to participate with homework assignments based on the tutorials. Other art resources include book and art supply product reviews.

TradingPost is an active community of artists that gives members opportunity to trade and share art with other members around the world. Contests and other community building activities abound.