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Hello dear watercolorists!   Hi emoticon 

The group watercolorists run from April till May 2017 an amazing AquaChallenge with the theme


We had 20 wonderful entries made by our members.
Please take a look at their incredible paintings =D

Aqua Feature

Vanessa Atalanta by ARiA-Illustration

Butterfly Garden by IvieMoon

Spring butterflies by lauraefe

Spring spirit by BettaWyvern Mother nature by middleofadream

Spring at Lake Meade by EloeElwe

White horse and sakuras by kutiska

Spring by Heartcrocher

All the colors of the rain by EarlyOctober

Spring Flowers by Ans-Westdorp Cherry Blossom by Reraartist

Scent of Spring by Fuyuko7

Coniglietto al Arcimboldo by Riana-art

The spring landscape by Miletysant

Spring by Scarlett-Winter Nothing Gold Can Stay by Gavenia

Herald of Green by fenifire

Spotted fritillary larvae (Melitaea didyma) by Chrysochroa

Spring Inspiration by irbi-art Enjoying Spring by DundalkChild

Thank you all for creating your artworks and for taking part in our AquaChallenge.
Llama Emoji-14 (Say Cheese) [V1] 

db3 by RBSRdesigns


On June 9th 2017 WE HAVE RAISED ENOUGH POINTS to extend our Super group status for 1 year.

It's all thanks to those awesome members (and non-members :giggle: )

:iconcolachu: :iconxenothy: :iconvulpescorax: :iconiviemoon: :iconheartcrocher: :icongeorgiedeeart: :iconewemad420: :iconscarlett-winter: :iconjettiehier: :iconmiddleofadream: :iconkirschpraline: :iconvbmonkey26: :iconbettawyvern: :iconahau2: :iconrieile: :iconaya-lunar: :iconphantsythat: :iconsnowinhades: :iconsumimi-pyon: :iconannaarmona:

all the anonymous donors

All the donated points we receive now, will be used for future AquaChallenges. Because we don't have enough points yet...the AquaChallenges are for now on vacation. Realax 
We are also sad 5 Minute Emote - Cry ...but till the next one, keep on practicing with making lots and lots of watercolor paintings...or you can even try a new art medium. ;)

~your watercolorists  team

More Journal Entries


:smallwave: V2 by Synfull Please read our complete SUBMISSION RULES.

Here are some quick guidelines:
Pixel: Orange Star by apparate Accepted art media: water-soluble media such as watercolor, concentrated watercolor ink, acuarela, liquid watercolor, transparent ink, India ink, Ecoline, coffee, tea, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gouache and acrylic washes in a translucent manner.

Pixel: Orange Star by apparate In the description box of your artwork has to be written which art media (ex.: watercolor, ink…) was used to create your painting. You don't need to name the brands. Writing "watercolor" in your tags is not enough.

Pixel: Orange Star by apparate The artwork has to be presented properly (no crooked photographs or scans, notebook wires visible, paint sets and or brushes visible, blurry and so on…)

Pixel: Orange Star by apparate Nothing digital can be added, painted or drawn on the artwork. Exceptions are: regular editing of the scan / photo (adjusting brightness / contrast / sharpness, cropping, adding watermarks).

Simple Smiley by ware4me We always write the artist the reason for declining the artwork. If possible we ask for corrections and for re-submisson of the artwork.

Check Out Watercolorists

Have a general question about joining or submitting art? Check here first!

Read and learn from fellow members on thoughts about projects and techniques.

Members work on a group assignment to work more with this great paint and learn from others.

Read about featured members speak about their art and themselves.

Participate in regular event to win points, art & features and improve as a watercolorist.

:bulletgreen: Have fun! :D
:bulletgreen: Encourage other members with their pursuit with watercolors
:bulletgreen: Comment on a member's watercolor
:bulletgreen: Submit an AquaTip
:bulletgreen: Reply to a AquaTip
:bulletgreen: Participate in an AquaProject

Watercolorists NEWS June 2017

Pastel Paradise by viruspetals

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."


Right now we are brewing some secret Aqua potion =D ...and collecting points for the contest :P

May 2017 :new: by ebonred
:PeachBlossom: by a-kid-at-heart

WINNERS of the last AquaChallenge:
»Spirit of spring «

1st Gavenia // 2nd Reraartist // 3rd Riana-art //
Creativity winner Fuyuko7

Gavenia - "Nothing Gold Can Stay"

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Gavenia
2nd and 3rd place

Cherry Blossom by Reraartist Coniglietto al Arcimboldo by Riana-art

Creativity winner

Scent of Spring by Fuyuko7



The group watercolorists wishes to thank all our donors for donating points for our Super group status :love:

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all the anonymous donors

Donations for AquaChallenge

If you'd like to donate points for our regular event AquaChallenge, please use the donation widgets at Ithilloth or TokyoMoonlight profile pages.
Please Donate by KillboxGraphics

It all goes for prizes for AquaChallenge - the more we raise, the bigger prizes can be!

Thank you for the points by Affectionatelyx

How often do you create art (any art media type)? 

74 deviants said Daily
52 deviants said 1 per week
39 deviants said 2 per week
37 deviants said 1 per month
34 deviants said Every 2 weeks
29 deviants said Other (please write in the comment section)
20 deviants said Only on weekends
1 deviant said Never

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Gkantinas Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tank you so much for accepting me ..... :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :TipOfTheHat: 
eWeMad420 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
what a beautiful group !!! :iconiloveyouplz:

i have on question^^;
will you accept water colored art with little edits of other media like pencil colors ?
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 3, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you :merla: 

If other art media (like color pencils, pens,...) are used for line art or small details we aren't so strict. But we don't accept artworks where those medias are used for coloring the artwork.

The artwork needs to look like a painting, not like a drawing (lots of lines).

But don't worry with that...just's the admins responsibility to look at the submission and decide if it follows the group's rules or not. Maybe we will accept two of your artworks and another time decline one. =D Rules are rules ;)
eWeMad420 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
fewh!Futaba Relieved Icon  i sometime use pen or color pencils to give details :D

you people are awesome !!Heart Love 
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner May 4, 2017   Traditional Artist

We need to be for our members =D
They are counting on us :epic: 
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FearaJinx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Do Water color pencils count as a Water color medium? I don't want to submit it yet if it doesn't count. :) thanks!
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017   Traditional Artist
Yes they are! =D
But they need to be wetted with water Water elemental so they get the quality of a painting.

We only don't accept artworks made with watercolor pencils when they are used as a dry art media...when the artwork looks like it was done with colored pencils, when the color lines are still visible.

This is a good example of an artwork made with watercolor pencils:

The example looks like it's been painted with regular watercolor.
FearaJinx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Right. Makes sense. I'm still working on that specific medium... so for now I will wait and submit when it's PERFECTION. :) You know? :)
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
We watercolorists can't wait to see with what you'll come up with ;)
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