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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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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
my pleasure  - we looking forward to seeing your work in our :gallery:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
Are you sure there was a 24 hours gap between first and second submission? :?
WillDS85 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think so, but the submission was declined anyway, would it matter even if it wasn't accepted?
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi! I think the point is that the descriptions of submitted art must clearly include all the media used  (type of paint, paper, inks etc.) to create the image. -->> our rules

Please add that info & resubmit your image. High Five
BloodshotRavens Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I submit to "Member submissions" correct? o3o I'm hesitant to do so just in case . . . I read somewhere you do that buuuttt . . .
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014   General Artist
Yes - please submit to the members submissions folder :glomp:
phantsythat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, you can submit your watercolor directly to Member Submissions at watercolorists. We will place the individual pieces in the appropriate gallery.

Thanks :)
srisandhya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: Heart 
arcus-caeruleus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you very much for accepting me :)
Roseprincess1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Ok.. question for all of the other watercolorists on here.. has anyone ever tried this goop>>>>… .
Some one gave me a bottle the other day and just for the sake of experimentation i decided to give it a go and see what would happen.. I mean.. couldn't hurt right?
SO... its exactly what the bottle says.. you paint and or spray it on y our paper before you start painting and let it dry.. it says one coat but some books i found on it say use two.. so  I put two. 
CADMIUM red...  one of the most staining pigments of all.. lifts off with this stuff!
what i really like it for tho is skin tones. It REALLY lets you push the pigment around with the brush so you can get your shading just how you want it.
Anyhoo.. i was just wondering if anyone else had ever given it a go. 
thanks for listening!
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