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World Watercolor Month

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 29, 2017, 3:12 AM
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Hello Watercolorists! :wave:


There is a special occasion in July for us to celebrate. Everyone heard of Inktober at some point of their life? Thanks to one of our members (thank you ParadoxSketchbook! :heart:) we found out about a similar art challenge created by Doodlewash - but with watercolor as the main medium to use. Thanks to Doodlewash's initiative, July is going to be World Watercolor Month.

It’s a month to inspire people to paint with watercolor (watercolour, aquarelle) while raising awareness for the importance of art and creativity in the world. And anyone can join the celebration from master watercolorists to artists just starting out with watercolor! Simply tag any art that uses watercolors (or gouache) with #WorldWatercolorMonth during the month of July! Try the ultimate challenge of 31 watercolors in 31 days, or simply post when you can! It’s just about maintaining a regular art practice and having fun!
- Doodlewash official page

We are happy to announce that watercolorists group will be supporting this initiative: We will open a new folder exclusively for works created in July and tagged with #WorldWatercolorMonth.

Any member of watercolorists can submit one artwork created with watercolor daily to the "World Watercolor Month" folder, in addition to the normal limit of one work per day.
Normal rules apply, and your work must be tagged with #WorldWatercolorMonth to be accepted into this folder.

The folder will be opened on 1st of July.
:bulletgreen: UPDATE: The folder is now opened! Enjoy twice as much possibility to share your watercolor works! :heart:


Since painting everyday could be a great challenge, there is also a list of prompts on the official page of Doodlewash that you can use as inspiration.
Painting everyday could be a way to work out good painting habits, learn to quicken your creative process, overcome your perfectionism, explore medium's abilities, or simply practice your skills and imagination - we couldn't encourage you more to give it a try!


Brace yourselves! It's going to pour down watercolor in July! Let's drown the world with watercolor! Sailing the seven seas  



Your dedicated crew:
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:iconmariakutsu:
mariakutsu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
Last year it was called #watercolorjuly 
Oh boy!! I cant wait to see what will be shared this month!
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   General Artist
It's great July as a watercolor month is becoming an annual thing! :D Unluckily, the news never reached us last year :( but I like #watercolorjuly even better since it's shorter :giggle:
We're already FLOODED with new paintings, and it's wonderful... in a way :faint:
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Cornaline Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that sounds great! July is a good month for me for something like this so I'll start the next days :)
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   General Artist
Yay! We hope this encourages you to paint more :)
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:iconlikakinsky:
LikaKinsky Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   General Artist
That sounds just great:LA:
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   General Artist
Yes it does! :la:
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ParadoxSketchbook Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo excited for this! :la: I can't wait to see what everyone created :)
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   Traditional Artist
The news about it is also added on our front page...in the news box =D
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
We are too! Head-nod*icon* 
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lazy-brush Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow! This is a very interesting and inspirational news. I am a dummy!  Thank you for sharing this information! Hug 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks to our awesome members we are able to be inspirational =D
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Leochi Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2017
That's such a splendid idea! Summer is ideal for watercolours. :heart::D:heart::D:heart::D:heart:

Lovely to have a month dedicated to that wonderful medium. I'll be sure to join in, I'm so excited already. :bounce:

Thank you for putting up a folder dedicated to that project. Looking forward to what will come. :love:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
And we can't wait to see all the creations :la:

May it be full of creativity for you and let the watercolors flow like the sea Sailing the seven seas 
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
oh shit, that's amazing!!!
but kinda late for me to organize this... so ... yeah...

July for me is:
- finish a commission (still...)
- finish the Draw Everything June challenge (have till the 15th)
- finish the aquachallenge prizes hehehehehe.... (and no watercolour involved)
- and I start the month with an intensive dance weekend (pray for my feet guys)

Maybe after the 15th I'll replace my "daily" sketches wiith watercolour studies.
I wanted to do some small environment studies in watercolour for a while now, could be the right time.

PS: can we affiliate? OurDreamsWillCome 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
A note has been send :love:

and I really needed to search for this "button"...didn't know how to affiliate :lmao:
What an awesome dumb admin I am :dummy: 
Learned something new today :blush:
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
^^"

I added this journal to my feature, as we will be affiliates, what more normal than to share news from eachother, right?
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
Yes, but first someone (that's me) needs to learn Reading  what's the point of this affiliates =D

:overwhelmed: 
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
it's like friends, but for groups!
Means we will (normally) promote each others events, contests etc if asked.
For ex: you ask meto promote your aquachallenge, we post a journal
you ask to feature the winner, we will

and vice versa ^^
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017   Traditional Artist
I see =D

GIF Adventure Time - Claps 
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