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Journal Entry: Wed Dec 28, 2011, 5:33 PM
Journal Design by chi-u | Coded by Jamaal10

Welcome to the watercolorists monthly feature called AquaTalk! Each month, we will choose a member of watercolorists to interview. You will gain insight to their general artistic goals, their watercolor technique, and little of their personality as well.

AquaTalk Archive

February 2010 - Nachan
January 2010 - CamillaMalcus
June 2010 - Jopeli
July 2010 - petiteartiste666
October 2010 - Leftyfro
April 2011 - rinaswan
September 2011 - Gold Seven
November 2011 - ChencoIlufi


Journal Entry: Mon Mar 8, 2010, 4:41 PM
Journal Design by chi-u | Coded by Jamaal10

Welcome to the watercolorists monthly feature called AquaProject! We feature tasks and lessons that all deviants can share. Even non-members can participate and be featured in our favorites. The types of projects can vary (and we can always use project ideas!) You can view past projects below.

AquaProject Archive

December 2010 - Art Resolutions
November 2010 - Masking
August 2010 - Textures
July 2010 - 2010 World Cup Football
June 2010 - Warm/Cool Paintings
March 2010 - 3 Primary Colors
February 2010 - Watercolor Meme
January 2010 - Tools of the Trade

FAQ and Submission rules

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 19, 2009, 10:18 PM
Journal Design by chi-u | Coded by Jamaal10

The goal of our group watercolorists is to provide resources pertaining to the creation of art with water-soluble media, using translucent, painterly, watercolor-like techniques and to display those works for the benefit and enjoyment of our members.

You may submit one image once a day to our Members Submissions folder.  Upon acceptance your submission will be assigned to the appropriate gallery folder by a moderator.

 Submission Rules - why are submissions accepted or rejected

:bulletgreen: Paintings created with water-soluble media such as watercolor, concentrated watercolor ink, acuarela, liquid watercolor, transparent ink, India ink, Ecoline, coffee, tea, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, acrylic washes and gouache are welcome.  If your image has none of these materials, your submission cannot be accepted.

:bulletgreen:  All deviations must include the media (paint, ink, pencils, etc) used to create the image in the description of the work.  Submissions without this information cannot be accepted.

:bulletgreen: Works must be made in a painterly manner. If you use any acceptable media and apply them in a dry, drawing, or opaque  manner, your submission cannot be accepted.

:bulletgreen: Finished paintings only. No in-progress works or unfinished sketches can be accepted.  

:bulletgreen: We accept tasteful nudity and other tasteful forms of mature content as long as the submission acknowledges DeviantArt nudity policy.
FAQ #23: What are DeviantArt policies on nudity?
FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?

:bulletgreen: Images with offensive subject matter may be declined at the discretion of administrators.

:bulletgreen:  Paintings must be presented properly. If the submission is photographed or scanned crooked, notebook wires visible, too dark, blurry, and so on, the submission cannot be accepted.
Here are some references should you use a camera to scan your work Scanning With A Camera 2 by Cmac13 and Scanning With A Camera 1 by Cmac13

:bulletgreen:  No digital interference to the artwork is allowed, apart from adjusting brightness/ contrast, watermark, cropping the scan or photograph etc. Works with digitally added content cannot be accepted.
(Exceptions could be made if the digital part is not a part of overall composition and does not obscure the watercolor part of the artwork.)


I have an idea for the group!
Tell us! Send us a note!

Can I affiliate with your club?

Of course! We only affiliate with groups/clubs with focus on traditional media or painting. We also affiliate with groups/clubs that promote learning. Follow the process in this tutorial to ask for an affiliation!

Why my artwork is still waiting for approval?

Even though we have over 9,000 members, we work very hard to have all submissions reviewed within twenty four hours of your submitting them.  


Ask on this blog or send us a note!

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] 

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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

 Yes, it's already this time of month our lovely watercolorists members...
F-F-Feature time!!!
onion dance 

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:alert: UPDATE June 9th 2017 :alert:

All the donated points we receive now, will be used for future AquaChallenges.

First we have an important information to share. Our Super group membership expires on June 16th 2017. That's why we need
to raise enough points to extend the membership.
The Super group membership costs 4,796 :points:
Right now we have around 2,500 :points:

If you can, please donate some points to Ithilloth or TokyoMoonlight donation widget.
i love them 
Thank you!

To all that have donated so far...even if it's just 1 Points we are very happy about your donation :love:
:iconcolachu: :iconxenothy: :iconvulpescorax: :iconiviemoon: :iconheartcrocher: :icongeorgiedeeart: :iconewemad420: :iconscarlett-winter: :iconjettiehier: :iconmiddleofadream: :iconkirschpraline: :iconvbmonkey26:
all the anonymous donors

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Are you having fun? Is the weather nice and smooth? Well, if not maybe these watercolor beauties will cheer you a little bit up =D

The beautiful sunrays Sun  this month are: 

- The Best of May 2017 -

Rabbit Portrait by ha-jaladara
by :iconha-jaladara:

See ya. by Veronnikka
by :iconveronnikka:

Mermaid of the Barents Sea by Ellofayne
by :iconellofayne:

cave by eiger3975
by :iconeiger3975:

Shanghai Dawn by NeoNative
by :iconneonative:

rock coast by RafaCM
by :iconrafacm:

Nostalgia II by Lanevska
by :iconlanevska:

Fate by Hedgesloth
by :iconhedgesloth:

Tid by Sunima
by :iconsunima:

Michael Jordan by AnastasiaBudarina
by :iconanastasiabudarina:

db3 by RBSRdesigns

- Category Highlights -

The Hunted by LiquidFaeStudios
by :iconliquidfaestudios:

Spangled Cotinga by emera
by :iconemera:

COM ~ Asmihane walking by Songes-et-crayons
by :iconsonges-et-crayons:

Night Sky by g-ivanov
by :icong-ivanov:

Fairies enjoy naps by ValentinaBa
by :iconvalentinaba:

'The scarabaeus hung quite clear of any ...' by rod-roesler
by :iconrod-roesler:

Autumn by Petruszka-Ch
by :iconpetruszka-ch:

Cancer by Jelena-Misljenovic
by :iconjelena-misljenovic:

Los tres by FaabsVazLop
by :iconfaabsvazlop:

Breakfast by PDJ004
by :iconpdj004:

db3 by RBSRdesigns

- Keyword: "WATER IN NATURE" -

(sea, lakes, rivers, water puddles, waterfalls etc.)

Since thumbnails are now available in the comment section for everyone, we decided to use this opportunity to share even more watercolor love.

Each month, in our Feature journal, we will dedicate this section to one keyword. As our member you will be able to add a thumbnail in the comment section bellow, which is in accordance with the given keyword.

Everything understood, sounds good I am a dummy! ...then...

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

The rules are:
Bullet; Orange Only watercolor paintings (or similar water-soluble and transparent art media)
Bullet; Orange 1 artwork per member
Bullet; Orange It's related to the keyword

db3 by RBSRdesigns

What are you waiting for! For the summer?...Well, it is coming, but for now enjoy the last fresh breezes. Soon we all be melting like ice cream in the sun mmm... tard-cream 

your ~ watercolorists team 

Recent Journal Entries

Journal Writers

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


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!


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:

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:
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.

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.