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AquaTips

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 4, 2012, 6:15 AM
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AquaTalk

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




AquaProjects

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.)


OTHER QUESTIONS


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.  

MY QUESTION IS NOT ANSWERED HERE?!

Ask on this blog or send us a note!





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

Soon October starts, which means...it's time for

INKTOBER 2018
2nd entry for liv's contest 


WHAT IS INKTOBER?


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.


OFFICIAL PROMPT LIST

2018promptlist by TokyoMoonlight


DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL PROMPT LIST?

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)
inktober.com


WILL watercolorists  ACCEPT INKTOBER ARTWORKS TOO?

YES
, 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!
Bye 

your watercolorists team

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

53%
92 deviants said NO :cries: There's not enough traditional art.
46%
80 deviants said YES =D I see lots of traditional art.
2%
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:

Affiliates

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!
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Affiliates

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:

:iconpainters:
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:
:iconthe-artists-cubby:
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.

:icontradingpost:
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.