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AquaChallenge: Summertime!

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:bulletgreen:UPDATE Aug 5th::bulletgreen:

We have new donators! See the prizes section for new stuff! :love:



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Hello dear Watercolorists!

:wave:

We would like to announce to you our new project launching in August: AquaChallenge.
The idea behind this project is simple: We will throw a theme for you to paint from time to time, and we will reward participants with points, artworks, features and all the love in our watercolor stained hearts :love:
Donators are welcome and can participate too!


The THEME of the first challenge is:

SUMMERTIME!



Fields by polinaart1 fishing for goldfish by eutopi Summer day by Paintwick Summertime by saraquarelle The Garden / A Good Book by driftwoodwolf Blueberry by jackfox2008 Watermelon by Menstos Dessert by JamSchlosser :thumb615112089: St Ives low tide by MichaelHocking Picnic by EarlyOctober

It's currently summer on the northern hemisphere, and summer is time of leisure, vacation and... free time to paint. What are your associations with summer? Is it sunny weather, going to seaside, or a mountain hike? Is it a lazy day with book or hanging out with your friends, eating ice cream, playing summer sports? Illustrate your summertime with watercolor and share it with us!


WHO can participate:
Any member of watercolorists can join the fun!


RULES about submissions:
:bulletblue: Your work must be new - submitted between 1st and 31st of August in order to participate.
:bulletblue: Only one entry per member.
:bulletblue: 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.
:bulletblue: Please mention the AquaChallenge in the description of your artwork so that we know it's supposed to take part in the challenge.
:bulletblue: Donators  are welcome to participate too!


WHERE to submit:
Please submit to the AquaChallenge folder, a new folder created specifically for this event. We will open it on 1st August :)
watercolorists.deviantart.com/…


TIME to submit your artwork:
This AquaChallenge starts with 1st August and ends on 31st August, 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: :love:

:bulletorange: 1st place: 600 :points:, A5 original from NOLANOS
:bulletorange: 2nd place: 400 :points:, ACEO and bookmark from NOLANOS
:bulletorange: 3rd place: 200 :points:, ACEO from NOLANOS
:bulletorange: ALL participants will be featured on our front page!
:bulletorange: A journal feature for winners from Ithilloth and TokyoMoonlight
:bulletorange: A llama + fav + feature from LualaDy and Art-by-Cricket


CALLING FOR DONATORS!

If you want to help us with prizes (points, features, artworks, stamps, …), we would be more than happy about it. 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 or Ithilloth's page. :)


VOTING:
From all of the entries the admins of the group will choose 10 best artworks and make a poll.
You, our members, will decide which 3 artworks are the best by voting in a 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 based on the relation to the given theme, creativity and effort. Voting will be closed and winners announced after a week (on 7th September, 23:59 GMT +1.00).

If you have any further questions, feel free to comment! :love:

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



We can't wait to see your entries! :love:

Add a Comment:
 
:icongiorgiahash:
GiorgiaHash Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Done :) and thank you!
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Bear Emoji-16 (Clapping Encore Applause) [V1] 
Good luck clover 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
omg the prizes....
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016   General Artist
They started to look tempting, didn't they :eyes:
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
aaaaah
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Llama Emoji-07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1] 
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:iconearlyoctober:
EarlyOctober Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for featuring my piece I am a dummy! ! And this challenge sounds like so much fun I'll take part for sure Love !
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016   Traditional Artist
So happy to hear this :lovesquee: ...can't wait to see your entry! :squee: 
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:iconart-by-cricket:
Art-by-Cricket Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will also give the winners a llama + fav + feature!
#1 
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016   General Artist
Hooray! :dance: I added you to donators :tighthug:
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:iconart-by-cricket:
Art-by-Cricket Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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:iconsaraquarelle:
saraquarelle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for showing my last watercolor work ! :) Nice challenge !
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome Love  and we have to thank your cute dog for showing us the path to "summertime" Giggle :wink: rvmp 

We hope you will participate in this challenge too! Woohooooo! 
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:iconsaraquarelle:
saraquarelle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahah as I just had a baby I certainly won't have the strength to paint anything ! But I hope that a lot of people will participate !
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016   Traditional Artist
Then enjoy your time with 👶 .

But when you'll have the strength & time please join the AquaChallenges. We are planning to do them also in the future. La la la la 

Have a great time Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Wink) [V6] 
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:iconsaraquarelle:
saraquarelle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016   General Artist
Congratulations on your baby! Hope she grows healthy and talented just like her mom :clap:

...And make sure to keep the painting supplies locked away once she starts to walk :XD:
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:iconsaraquarelle:
saraquarelle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahah my father never did... and look what happened to me XD When my parents were looking for me, I often was under my dad's drawing table, drawing very quietly... ^^
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:iconangryskipper:
angryskipper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great idea :)
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016   General Artist
We're happy you like it! Hope to see you participating :dance:
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:icondriftwoodwolf:
driftwoodwolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for mentioning my work (:

I'd love to participate, but I probably don't have time... too many existing projects on top of schoolwork ><
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   General Artist
You're most welcome :heart:
Aww, hope you're over it soon and join us in vacationing once you're free of schoolwork :hug:
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:iconanastasiabudarina:
AnastasiaBudarina Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Amazing idea! 
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   General Artist
We're happy you like it! Hope to see an entry from you! :eager:
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:icondouhua-tang:
Douhua-Tang Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, Your contest is really generous,
Fourth free question, If my male OC only wear a strapless underwear with body details, is it already considered as Mature Content?
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
From our submission rules: We accept tasteful nudity and other tasteful forms of mature content. As long as it's not pornographic it's ok Nod 
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:icondouhua-tang:
Douhua-Tang Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, Yes! I'm can't thank you enough for that!!! I'm more that happy to know such as a true kind-hearted you and your real peaceful group! :D
:shuffelin: :tinyhappyclapwithbounce: +plz  :dance:  :love:  :peace: llama cancan   10th Doctor Dance  My Dork Dance 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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:icondouhua-tang:
Douhua-Tang Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hawkeye Welcome PLZ :)
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:icondesigner356:
designer356 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
I might do this. Interesting idea. Normally, I use a lot of color, so it looks almost like oil or something. But for this, I'd use more water and make it look like actual watercolor.
My question is-
Is it ok if the painting has some fantasy mixed in it? :33
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Of course it is OK! Thumbs Up 

That's why the theme is "summertime"...all our members can interpret it as they wish.

The only requirement is that:
Bullet Blue it follows our group's Submission rules AND
Bullet Blue that it shows some relation /connection to the given theme.

We mostly count on different interpretations like: surreal, portrait, people, landscape, still life, fantasy, animals, conceptual etc. ...just that it somehow connects with summertime.

Can't wait to see with what you'll come up with Laing with the Sun. 
Good luck with your entry! red ladybug. 
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:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist
It sounds fun.
However, I don't know if I can do this. I am quite a slow painter and often have much other stuff to do. But let's see :)
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
Don't be discouraged!
Of course you can do this. :daring: 
Why not?!  

You will have enough time (more than 1 month). Now misses only a nice idea and you can start :D (Big Grin) 
It's meant to be fun, so we at watercolorists hope you will join the fun. Caramel dansen emote 
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:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you ;)
Let's see if I can do this.

But just a question is left: The AquaChallenge text says: "The idea behind this project is simple: We will throw a theme for you to paint from time to time..."
Does "from time to time" mean within this August? And then there will be more topics thrown in than "Summertime"? Sorry for my stupid question but that's how I spontaneausly understood it.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
We are happy you asked if you have doubts or questions. Excited Neko 

It was only an introduction into the AquaChallenge. The group has never held it before, so it was meant to be a presentation.

Certain groups have monthly contests/themes. We just wanted to inform you that those challenges won't be held in a regular time frame. It's not weekly, monthly etc...held, but we will create some challenges when we will find it suitable (when we have prizes, time, idea...)

In August there's only 1 challenge...SUMMERTIME.
Only 1 artwork (entry), 1 month of time to submit and only 1 theme. :cutenod: 

We have nothing planed for the next AquaChallenge. Let's see how our 1st one goes. :cool: - Revamp 
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:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Oh, alright. My mistake ^^
Thanks again for your reply! Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Kein Problem, wie ich sehe ist Englisch nicht gerade deine erste Sprache ;) (Wink)  So wie meine Giggle 

There was no mistake, just a misunderstanding :D (Big Grin) 

Good luck with your entry clover 
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:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist
1. Oh, wusste ich nicht, dass du Deutsch kannst o_O Ich kann dafür aber kein Slowenisch, tut mir leid ;)
2. Thx!
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Meine Kindheit war Pro7, Rtl2, ... die Schlümpfe sind dafür Schuld. Und ich komme aus dem slowenischem teil der Steiermark (und die Nähe von Österreich) also ist es ganz natürlich dass ich Deutsch kann. Aber ich bin nicht mehr so aktiv in der Deutschen Sprache, vor allem wenn ich schreiben muss. Ich bin jetzt mehr suveren in der Englischen Sprache...I think so =D

Das ist das Schicksal kleiner Länder...man muss fleissig Fremdsprachen lernen. :cutenod: 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
you can add: llama + fav + feature from me!
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016   General Artist
Thank you very much for donating! :hug:
We added your prize to the list :dance: We will start giving out prizes once the voting ends, after 7th September. Gonna note you with reminder once we're there!
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I trust you with the organization ^^
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your support! Love 
It will be added to the prize list.

We watercolorists hope you too will participate in the AquaChallenge :happybounce: 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I also hope ^^
But don't forget to remind me when I have to give out the prizes ^^
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
OK...we will keep that in mind!  Sign Emoji-03 (Thumbs up) 
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