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Hello our wonderful members :love:

As you may know our watercolorists group has a Super group status which enables us to use different widgets like voting polls, customize sidebar widgets etc. 

Our current Super group status will expire on June 16th 2017. cry orange 

We need all together 4,796 :points: to extend our Super group status for a year. We have around 2,000 :points:, but we still need more points.

This also means that for reaching our goal of having a Super group status, we need to put the AquaChallenges on hold. :ummm: 
I know...it sucks :bademoticon: 

We know it's much to ask, but if you can, we kindly ask you for
db3 by RBSRdesigns
POINT DONATIONS
for SUPER GROUP STATUS
db3 by RBSRdesigns
point is love 
Please Donate by KillboxGraphics

You can donate by using the donation widgets at

:iconithilloth: or :icontokyomoonlight:
profile pages.

We would also appreciate if you could spread the word about our request, so that also others can help us with donations if they have some spare points.

Thank you
Heart 

your ~ watercolorists team

The voting is now over and it's time to announce our
AquaChallenge WINNERS :tinyhappyclapwithbounce: +plz

The theme was »Spirit of spring«. And it seems that lots of you think about spring the same way. The colors pink and green were used many times. :D (Big Grin) 

This time we received all together 20 artworks. Not all made it to the voting poll, but the AquaChallenge is meant to be fun and to learn something new. Some of you were courageous enough to try new things...big applause for that!  

Screen shot of the time and the standing of votes:
  AquaChallenge - Spirit of spring - voting

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THE WINNERS
of the "SPIRIT OF SPRING" AquaChallenge are



orchid and leafs r 1st PLACE orchid and leafs r    
(80 votes)

:icongavenia:
Gavenia  
with
"Nothing Gold Can Stay"

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Gavenia


Our winner will receive:
Bullet; Orange 300 :points:   
Bullet; Orange A Journal Feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon
Bullet; Orange A Llama from LualaDy, Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 marker portrait (example: Liliane) from LualaDy
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 colored waist up with a simple background from Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 custom ACEO from ParadoxSketchbook
Bullet; Orange Artwork: A5 mixed media illustration from NOLANOS
Bullet; Orange A feature place in our News box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery



orchid and leafs l 2nd PLACE orchid and leafs l 
(47 votes)

:iconreraartist:
Reraartist
with
"Cherry Blossom"

Cherry Blossom by Reraartist

Our runner-up will receive:
Bullet; Orange 200 :points:
Bullet; Orange A Journal Feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon
Bullet; Orange A Llama from LualaDy, Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 full body sketch (example: Mars) from LualaDy
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 custom twinchie from ParadoxSketchbook
Bullet; Orange A feature place in our News box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery



orchid and leafs l 3rd PLACE orchid and leafs l 
(31 votes)

:iconriana-art:
Riana-art
with
"Coniglietto al Arcimboldo"

Coniglietto al Arcimboldo by Riana-art

Our 3rd place winner will receive:
Bullet; Orange 100 :points:
Bullet; Orange A Journal Feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon
Bullet; Orange A Llama from LualaDy, Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 portrait sketch (example: Shokuaku) from LualaDy
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 custom inchie from ParadoxSketchbook
Bullet; Orange A feature place in our News box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery



orchid and leafs l CREATIVITY PRIZE WINNER orchid and leafs l 
chosen by our guest judge irbi-art

:iconfuyuko7:
Fuyuko7
with
"Scent of Spring"

Scent of Spring by Fuyuko7

The winner will receive:
Bullet; Orange 60 :points: from irbi-art


Our guest judge irbi-art wishes to say:
"Simplicity, modesty, ingenuous integrity of composition. And the concept of spring message flying into the window... "

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Congratulations to all!
 GIF Adventure Time - Claps 
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Our group would like to give a big THANK YOU to our donors:

:iconiviemoon: :iconkirschpraline:  :iconlualady: :iconnolanos: :iconparadoxsketchbook: :iconirbi-art:

for helping us with the prizes for this »SPIRIT OF SPRING« AquaChallenge. :blowkiss:

Our group is thankful for all the donations, because without them the AquaChallenges weren't the same cry orange  We wish to give bigger and better prizes, but we depend on the support from our wonderful members too. :bademoticon: 
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We would also like to thank all our other participants:

:iconbettawyvern: :iconkutiska: :iconans-westdorp: :iconheartcrocher: :iconaria-illustration: :iconmiletysant:

:iconiviemoon: :iconeloeelwe: :iconlauraefe: :iconscarlett-winter: :iconfenifire: :iconl-zoopy-l:

:iconirbi-art: :iconmiddleofadream: :iconearlyoctober: :icondundalkchild:

Your group feature will follow soon! ;)

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Hey, you! What about a new AquaChallenge?! :P
Don't worry, we will brew something in our AQUA laboratory  :chemistry: 

Yours truly ~ watercolorists admins
bye 

Hello dear Watercolorists! :wave:



We're happy to welcome you in May, traditionally summing up the past month with Monthly Feature of April.
Hope you are busy preparing your entries for our current AquaChallenge: Spirit of Spring! There are still two weeks to finish your entry! Donations are also welcome - remember donators can participate as well! :heart:




WATERCOLOR DOWNPOUR
The Best Of



(12.04.16)Leonov by CaptainTigra by :iconcaptaintigra: CaptainTigra
Breath by hititle by :iconhititle: hititle
River Spirit by Calmality by :iconcalmality: Calmality

Viola by GrathVonGraven by :icongrathvongraven: GrathVonGraven

Hanami by Reraartist by :iconreraartist: Reraartist
Jin by Yami-Hydran by :iconyami-hydran: Yami-Hydran
Luna Lovegood by Opheliac98 by :iconopheliac98: Opheliac98
Begonie by verda83 by :iconverda83: verda83
Family Benefits by aQuaMu by :iconaquamu: aQuaMu
Ostrov in Spring by CharlotteHintzmann by :iconcharlottehintzmann: CharlotteHintzmann



WATERCOLOR DROPS
Categories Highlights



Galaxy 3 by lenoli-greenleaf by :iconlenoli-greenleaf: lenoli-greenleaf
Her Final Reach by GeorgieDeeArt by :icongeorgiedeeart: GeorgieDeeArt
The Sirens of Titan by Themaze by :iconthemaze: Themaze
Escape From The Spectral Realm by StefaniaRusso by :iconstefaniarusso: StefaniaRusso
Space by Csermely by :iconcsermely: Csermely
Hope by MissPaperJoker by :iconmisspaperjoker: MissPaperJoker
Organic abstractions by Verenique by :iconverenique: Verenique
Chambered Nautilus by HollyDOench by :iconhollydoench: HollyDOench
Trees by cristineny by :iconcristineny: cristineny
The Universe by tuliipiie by :icontuliipiie: tuliipiie


WATERCOLOR DRIZZLE
Advice Corner



Artists who wish to receive constructive critique from fellow members and watchers of watercolorists can be featured here with one artwork.

The rules are:
1. You need to be a member of watercolorists, obviously  
2. Your work must meet the Submission rules - it doesn't need to be a part of group's main gallery, but rules apply just the same.
3. Ask some questions about the area you want to improve. We would like to know what exactly you want to improve on - it makes it easier to give helpful feedback.

In order to be featured here, please comment here or send us a note with a link to the artwork and your question(s). We will feature your work in the next month. Requests without at least one question will not be featured. We wish you can find the watercolor help you need!



Thank you for sharing your artworks with us in April! :love: Hope to see even more beautiful watercolor paintings in May!
:iconithilloth: :heart: :iconart-by-cricket: :heart: :icontokyomoonlight:

Hello watercolorists 

Finally the day has arrived [EXO] Kris ''Legit'' Crying Emoticon 
The justice has been served...

THUMBNAILS IN COMMENTS ARE NOW AVIABLE FOR...EVERYONE!!!

(You can read more about this here: Thumbnails in Comments Now Available to Everyone )

Yes, this means you my lovely non-core watercolorists member 182 : Dance Together Emoticon 

The core and non-core users are finally united in the art sharing My :la: is a square-FREE ICON 

So to celebrate this big milestone...we will have a thumbshare


 :party:  AQUAShare event   Party 



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

:alert: Follow just those 2 rules:
Bullet; Yellow 1 artwork per member
Bullet; Yellow it has to be a watercolor artwork


Have fun Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 

~ watercolorists team

Hello you beautiful spring watercolorists  Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 

It's time for you to wake up from your deep winter sleep, put your winter coats down and prepare your spring paint brushes :paint: 

It's AQUACHALLENGE time! bee 

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The THEME for April / May is:
butterfly rvmp SPIRIT OF SPRING butterfly rvmp 
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Snowdrops III by sylwiaemilia   Stumbling Towards Summer by gifdot

Springtime ii by dasidaria-art   Suzume by AyaSenoArtLyricalH

 
Some keywords related to Spring: new beginnings, awakening, re-birth, flowers, rain, colorful, bees, butterflies, birds, blooming...
Paint what ever spring means to you, what you like about that time.
Be creative with the theme catching butterfly 



WHO can participate:
Bullet; Orange Any member of watercolorists can join the fun.
Bullet; Orange Donators  are welcome to participate too!
Bullet; Orange Previous AquaChallenge winners will not be able to enter the Final 10 (i.e. previous 3 winners will sit out from being included in the Final 10 for one AquaChallenge). Winners are still most welcome to submit their artwork as ALL participants are featured in our group feature. We would like to give a chance to those who didn't win previously.


RULES about submissions (NOTE: Please read them carefully!):
Bullet; Orange Your work must be new - submitted on DeviantArt between 15th April 2017 and 15th May 2017 in order to participate.
Bullet; Orange Only one entry per member.
Bullet; Orange 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.
Bullet; Orange 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. We will open it on 15th April 2017.
watercolorists.deviantart.com/…


TIME to submit your artwork:
This AquaChallenge starts with 15th April 2017 and ends on 15th May 2017, 23:59 Western European Summer Time (GMT +1.00).
To check what hour will it be in your time zone, you can use this page: www.worldtimeserver.com/


PRIZES:

Pixel: Gift  1st PLACE:
Bullet; Orange 300 Points   
Bullet; Orange A Journal Feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon
Bullet; Orange A Llama from LualaDy, Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 marker portrait (example: Liliane) from LualaDy
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 colored waist up with a simple background from Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 custom ACEO from ParadoxSketchbook
Bullet; Orange Artwork: A5 mixed media illustration from NOLANOS
Bullet; Orange A feature place in our News box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery


Pixel: Gift  2nd PLACE:
Bullet; Orange 200 Points  
Bullet; Orange A Journal Feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon
Bullet; Orange A Llama from LualaDy, Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 full body sketch (example: Mars) from LualaDy
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 custom twinchie from ParadoxSketchbook
Bullet; Orange A feature place in our News box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery


Pixel: Gift  3rd PLACE:
Bullet; Orange 100 Points 
Bullet; Orange A Journal Feature from LualaDy, IvieMoon
Bullet; Orange A Llama from LualaDy, Kirschpraline
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 portrait sketch (example: Shokuaku) from LualaDy
Bullet; Orange Artwork: 1 custom inchie from ParadoxSketchbook
Bullet; Orange A feature place in our News box at our watercolorists front page and in our Gallery

Pixel: Gift  CREATIVITY prize:
60 :points: from our guest judge :iconirbi-art:


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 Ithilloth's, Art-by-Cricket's or TokyoMoonlight's page.  


:king: Would you like to be a GUEST JUDGE for a special category - CREATIVITY prize?
You can become one if you donate (100) 50 Points or more to the winner of this category. You will be able to pick one lucky winner from all of the participants in this AquaChallenge. The winning artwork will be chosen based on creativity. So you as a guest judge will decide which artwork is in your opinion the most creative one. The first person to apply for this (writes this wish in a comment), gets to be the judge.


VOTING:
From all of the entries the admins of the group will choose 10 best artworks and make a voting poll.
You, our members, will decide which 3 artworks are the best by voting in the poll.
Yes, it's YOU who will decide who wins!
Everyone has one vote - also the participants!

We will choose the best 10 artworks for the poll (as soon as possible) based on the relation to the given theme, creativity and effort. Voting will be closed after a week and at the same time the winners will be announced.



If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!  

HAVE FUN, BE CREATIVE AND MOSTLY… BE A BOLD WATERCOLORIST!

your ~watercolorists team

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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!
:iconrealistic-equine-art::iconwildlife-wonders::iconartistsforever::iconcolorful-artwork::icontraditional-art-only::iconheartcrocherii::iconwatercolorists-group::iconbeginnersinart::iconourdreamswillcome::iconthenaturecorner::iconall-about-features::iconwatercoloranimals::iconthesecretofkellsfans::iconbeginner-traditional::iconexpressionist-art::icondrawing-tutorial::iconpaintingsofthemind::iconabstract-watercolor::iconinkandwatercolor::iconwatercolorworld::icontradiotnal-art::icontraditional-answers::iconmistywatercolours::icontraditionalpainting::iconwatercolorcrazy::icontraditionall::iconwateryartists::icondripsandsplatters::iconelitewatercolors::iconspecial-groups:

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.